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Tumblr Explains Cats' Thoughts When Humans Kiss Their Heads

Have you ever kissed your cat on the forehead and thought: "Cats don't do that to each other, right? What does my cat think I'm doing when I kiss its head? Does it think I'm trying to eat it or does it understand that it's affection?" You're not the only one. We all wonder whether our pets understand us or not, considering how incredibly different we are. 

Today, tumblr is explaining to us one of those behaviors that we wonder so much about and - spoiler alert - they don't think we're eating them. Other than being hilarious, tumblr is also good at explaining things about animals, and the explanation tumblr gives for this one is an incredibly cute one. They also explain what cats think when we accidentally step on them, and it is somehow even more wholesome. 

tumblr thread explaining what cats think when we kiss them as well as what cats and dogs think when we accidentally step on them thumbnail includes a picture of a girl kissing a cat 'Kitties rub their heads against their chosen people as a method of scent marking, but not of ownership. Instead, they're getting their scent on you because they know that you're a family, but you smell "Funny" compared to them. They're trying to make you smell like their family.'
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Cats can be quite complicated. This video explores 14 strange cat behaviors and the meanings behind them all. Sure, no one really can say for sure what's going on in a cat's mind but this video does a darn good job of explaining the possible reasons why. 

Ever wonder why your cat begs for food, and when you finally fill up the bowl, your cat will simply give it a sniff or two before walking away? Perhaps they just don't feel like eating the same food but according to this video, it could be that they simply want your love and attention and cats often associate you providing them with food as a sign of affection. How precious is that? 

Let ready to understand the feline mind a bit better! 

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Tumblr Explains Why Dog Owners Don't Get How Awesome Cats Are

Us cat lovers, who spend time and energy hanging out with cats whenever we cat, we understand cats. We also understand dogs (most of the time), knowledge about dogs is common. But dog lovers, who spend no time with cats, are often very confused by cats and think that cats are evil - which is the farthest thing away from truth!

This tumblr thread took it upon itself to explain to dog lovers that cats are not evil at all. And they did it in the cutest way possible, explaining just how big hearted cats are. Cats just don't show it the way dogs do, and that's part of what makes them special. Cats are not evil, they're just not dogs. That doesn't mean cat and dog lovers can't be best friends - cats and dogs can be best friends, so can we. 

tumblr thread about the differences between cats and dogs explaining that cats are not evil thumbnail includes a picture of a cat lying on its back with its belly exposed 'Text - Rolling and exposing belly- attacks you when touched Does not mean: Give belly rubs! - haha I tricked you! Actually means: I'm playful! If you reach for my belly l'll grab your arm and bite it because I think we're playfighting!'
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Sinks: Cats In Their Second Natural Habitat

The first one being cardboard boxes, naturally. 

However, if there isn't a cardboard box to be found -- the sink is the obvious choice for hangouts. Plus, it comes with fresh, running water! Can't beat that, right?

And now so more than ever, with it being boiling outside, the feel of the cool ceramic against all that fur? Yes, please! We get it, cats of the world. We get it. And we're here to give you your spotlight, in the sink. 

cats kittens sinks funny laying natural habitat behavior animals aww cute adorable lol | posted by u/-Honey-Jack It's not even sink anymore. Ollie has claimed it as bed. This his morning bed head
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"How do you know if your cat is bored?"

From a feline ethological point of view, AnimalWised dives into this question. Starting with explaining symptoms of a bored cat so help their humans recognize it early and change up their routine. Symptoms like, does your cat ignore you? Do they jump on your feet? Do they sleep more than usual?

I know what you're thinking -- cat's sleep like 14-16 hours a day so if that's a sign of boredom -- aren't ALL cats considered "bored"? 

Not necessarily. Watch to find out more. 

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Goats Are Able To Understand Human Facial Expressions

According to a recent study, goats are more intelligent than people previously thought. Goats have the ability to understand human expressions. They can tell the difference between unhappy faces and smiling ones and are attracted to the latter. 

Pretty wild, huh? 

How was the study conducted, you might ask. Researchers went to a goat sanctuary, and they showed goats a pair of photos — one with a happy face and the other with an angry expression. They were surprised to find that ALL the goats were drawn to the happy face. 

Honestly, the fact that Goats like you more when you're happy sounds like a good enough reason to smile. 

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The story of the limping mother and her 5 kittens continues! This time, their human savior, Walter Santi, took mama to go get spayed, but when they returned home (in the same day), something unusual happened. The kittens didn't recognize their mom! When she returned from the clinic, her scent must have really confused them -- they stayed away from her for the whole night!

Thankfully, it didn't last long as they were cuddling with mama come morning time. 

The suspenseful music really had our hearts in anticipation! 

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Inside the Mind of a Dog. 

Gregory Berns spent his entire life around dogs. So when his most beloved pet passed away, he began to wonder whether his dog reciprocated the same love and care he felt for him. As a neuroscientist at Emory University, he took his curiosity to the test. Now, he scans the brains of dogs using MRI machines, trying to decode canine behavior using brain activity. Learn some more about his fascinating work at the video below.   



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