Hot on the tail of International Cat Day I came across a study that investigated whether cats can identify their owners voice. The results showed that the response of cats differed depending on whether it was their owner calling versus a strangers voice. When their owners voice was played, they demonstrated behaviours associated with orienting themselves to the direction of sound. Yes, it confirms what cat owners have known for quite some time… your cat does know who you are!
Cats are undergoing a resurgence in popularity driven by better understanding of their behaviour. They are mystical, affectionate, intelligent and have a part of their vocal repertoire developed purely for inter-special communication with their human family members. Together with the health benefits of having a furry feline family member I ask you, what is a family without a cat?