Indeed, their research has concluded that cats believe humans to be insipid, ignorant, tools whose only worth is in what they can feed them.
Cats do not like us and could care less whether we live or die.
When we clean up after them when they use our house as a bathroom, they believe it a sign of conquest over us.
All signs of feline affection are merely ruses carefully thought out by the beasts to deceive us so we will keep feeding them.
If we were smaller, they would slay and devour us as well.
Dogs, however, (according the the scientists) truly love and appreciate their human masters.
The gig is up, Miss Kitty… science has revealed your true motives.
I read the article to Miss Kitty as she laid on my lap, purring and feigning affection and contentment.
She, of course, denied the allegations.
She also directed my attention to another “scientific” study that showed that cats actually believe people to be kin…larger versions of themselves.
Thus, the need to groom us when we haven’t done so properly and the donation of fresh kill to us in case the Whiska’s run out and we all starve together.
This, she purred, is the true belief of cats and one that she holds to personally.
It saddened her to think that we would believe that cats would despise humans when humans are made in the image of cat.
She also noted the folly of someone spending research money to prove what can’t be proven.
Some things can’t be proven…they can only be experienced.
She then groomed my eyebrows and went back to sleep.
Despite what the scientists believe, I believe my cat.
The point is irrelevant…because I love my cat despite it’s faults and mixed motives.
I’ve experienced the love of cat.
Man wasn’t made in the image of cat, but in the image of God…who we love imperfectly with mixed motives.
He loves us even when we feign affection for Him.
He loves us even when we try to manipulate Him for our own ends.
He even loves us when we metaphorically use His house as a bathroom.
We did slay Him…
He loves us anyway.
We love Him because He first loved us.
Just like me and Miss Kitty…
Go ahead and purr…