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.