WHY ARE CATS MORE INDEPENDENT THAN DOGS?
Dog lovers have it clear, cats are cold and distant. Cat lovers, on the other hand, love the fact that they are so independent. If you are fortunate enough to live with a cat and a dog at the same time, you will have realized the difference between the behavior of one and the other. Your dog will probably be waiting for you anxiously at the door until you return, while your cat will not move from the couch no matter how long it takes to see you.
According to a new study by animal behavior specialists at the University of Lincoln, cats do not need to have their owners nearby to feel comfortable in unfamiliar places. You will never see a cat cry when you go to work. Instead, a dog may be barking for hours and lamenting your gait. In the conclusions of the study, cats do not show anxiety or pleasure when or not in the presence of their owners. But it is not his fault, he has a biological reason that we will discover if we go back in time.
At least 18 thousand years ago the dogs have been with the man, coming to depend on their symbiotic relationship with humans to survive. In contrast, cats appear in the human sphere much later. As Wes Warren, a professor of genetics at the University of Washington, says, "Unlike dogs, cats are only semi-domesticated."
On the other hand, there are more than 400 breeds of dogs and the man has dedicated to raise them much more selectively than his feline companions. The number of breeds of cats hardly reaches 45.
In this way, the findings of the study indicate that dogs see their owners as part of their environment to feel safe while cats do not feel the same, but it does not mean that cats are cold and distant, and not even means that they do not love us!!