“or are you just fooling yourself “
If you throw a stick your dog will run as fast as he can to retrieve. He will bring it back in hopes you’ll throw the stick again, and you do.
Just try throwing a stick and expect your CAT to fetch it, THE JOKE IS,
“It would be easier to train the stick to fetch the cat”
Just in case you haven’t noticed, cats are un-trainable, they will only do something if they want to and, or if there something in it for them.
If for one moment, you entertained the idea that your cat just listened to you and “did what you wanted them to do”. You have just been duped/had.
They did it, that ‘whatever’ thing because the cat wanted to do it, not because you think you finally trained them.
Cat-scientists say they are the only known species that has not been through major changes in their evolution. They say, that cats first got domesticated by the Faros in Ancient Egypt, but most say they go back at least 9000 years. Today our domesticated inside living cats would still have no trouble surviving in the wild. So their hunting instincts are still there. But, … why would they leave? They have it made right here.
Now, have you ever upset your cat? Eh
Take, for example, that you went out in the afternoon and you
“FORGOT TO FILL UP their CAT DISH”. And they ran out of food!
You’re back and you just opened the door and you see your cat perched up in a spot, WELL, where they’re not supposed to be. So, do they have a way of getting even or at least getting your attention? I didn’t think they were that smart. “Don’t be surprised, evolution says, they’ll never change, but yoooou will” And, YA, … they are that smart.
They will brazenly sit there long enough until you make the big “eye contact” then they leisurely come down off the mantel amongst all your Royal Dalton collectibles. “NOW YOUR CAT says, DON’T FORGET to feed me NEXTIME”! They just give you, that mental gesture. “Or the finger in our language”
So, make no mistake, your furry lovable Cat friend is your buddy because he lets you be his buddy, “not the other way around”. Consequently, contrary to a dog, you can’t really own a cat and guaranteed one thing for sure, “You wouldn’t teach them to fetch you a beer”.