When your cat stares at you, what’s going on in your cat’s mind? While no one knows for sure what cats think,¬†an expert on cat behavior and author of a bestselling book on cat science, John Bradshaw, believes that cats see humans as nothing more than fellow cats.

When cats rub against you or groom you, they’re behaving exactly as if you were another cat. This helps confirm the idea that cats see humans are just big cats who happen to have thumbs to open cans of cat food.

So the next time you see a cat, think like a cat and act like one too. Then you just might make some friends with your fellow felines.

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