Maybe cats are more agile, and maybe even more clever, but that just means that there’s that much more trouble for them to get into. Have you ever caught your cat in a predicament?
Cats serve as a social support during difficult times, such as the loss of a loved one. Cats have been shown to help people get over their loss more quickly and relieve physical symptoms of pain, such as crying. Speaking to your cat, who won’t respond or judge you, has also been shown to help the grieving process.
Carroll University in Wisconsin pitched cat owners against dog owners in a battle of wits. The result? On average, cat owners were found to be smarter than those who owned a dog. One psychologist believes that the more introverted nature of cat owners is the reason for these findings.