Why So Many Crazy Cat Ladies?
The Simpson's TV show has one, we've all seen them in the movies. The Crazy Cat Lady, you might even know one in your neighborhood. You know the lady that lives alone and has about 20 or 30 cats living with her? Have you ever wondered why there are more cat ladies and not so many cat men? Well believe it or not science may have come up with the answer. I guess science solved all the really tough problems and figured the cat lady issue was next on the list.
"Food is often used as a token of affection, and the ways that cats and humans relate to food are similar in nature to the interactions seen between the human caregiver and the pre-verbal infant," co-author Jon Day, a Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition researcher, told Discovery News. "Both cat and human infant are, at least in part, in control of when and what they are fed!"
So is it food? Is it affection? Is it a fresh clean litter box and the wonderful aroma of a cat in the house? You decide and if you are a crazy cat lady remember, science loves you too