Cats ARE neurotic – and they’re probably also trying to work out how to kill you, say researchers

Grumpy cat thinks your study is bad and you should feel bad.

Grumpy Cat thinks your study is bad and you should feel bad.

‘For a lot of people, it is worth it. Cats can be fantastic, sweet companions. Until they turn on you.’ 

That’s funny. None of my cats have ever tried to kill me. I reckon they just hate researchers.

  • Xavier

    Most people will lie to make a buck. Hence our “cat researchers”.

    Present company excluded, of course.

    • ntt1

      Yeah and if they develope allergies then they can always become climate researchers

  • JoKeR
  • Blacksmith

    The only time mine get abusive is when I don’t pay enough attention and it is a whining MEOW.

  • Edubeat

    Was Jack the Ripper really a street wise Tabby Cat

    • Still a better bet than Walter Sickert.

      • Justin St.Denis

        LOL Good one! And true, too!

  • Jade

    Did not know they could talk to them.

  • Alain

    I have yet to encounter a cat that was neurotic, but I have also yet to encounter a leftist who wasn’t.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I saved my little buddy’s life after he’d been mangled in a tussle with a raccoon. He seems to know he owes me big time. He follows me around like a puppy, sleeps at my feet while I read, and sleeps beside my feet in bed. I don’t think he’s plotting against me, nor do I think he’s neurotic. He feels safe(r) around me, I think.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      Cats do feel safe around their owners; they see us as family. I realized that last year when I temporarily fostered a young pregnant cat; I had prepared a birthing bed for her but to my surprise she gave birth to her (solo) kitten right next to me on my bed while I was sleeping. It took quite a lot of convincing to get her to stay in her own bed with the kitten as she kept wanting to move it back onto my bed and I couldn’t move her out of the bedroom as I had another cat that bothered her, but I was nervous about crushing or smothering it in my sleep; we eventually reached a compromise where I moved her bed right next to my bed as I concluded she found my scent reassuring and she didn’t move the kitten after that. Never once was she anything but 100% trusting with me. I’ve learned since then that closely-related feral female cats often have and raise their kittens communally, much like lions do.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    And now for some unmitigated feline cuteness.

    • ntt1

      those suckers can jump up and knock down low flying birds they have been recorded taking prey after a 7-8 foot jump straight up. one of my Siamese in her more limber youth swatted down a humming bird that was silly enough to buzz her twice.

  • Bataviawillem

    I think this researcher is right, my cats try to kill me on a weekly basis, by jumping in between my feet when I go down the stairs.