Learning about cats by observation.

2003-09-27 13:33

My cats were being cute, and I wanted a picture. I got out the camera.

Maya immediately got up and ran out of the room. She stayed in the doorway, looking at me, and blinking a lot. Whenever I moved the camera, her eyes closed.

What have I learned?

1. For a brain the size of a walnut, she’s pretty smart.
2. Cats experience very bright light as pain, same as we do.

So little data, so much inference… but it’s impossible for me not to accept these conclusions.

Peter Seebach

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