'Being loved by my cat is a greater compliment than my dog fawning all over me'
I love it when academics and scientists undertake studies into cats and come up with results that any cat person could have already told them, saving them the time and energy. Back in 2013, the BBC broadcast a programme called The Secret Life of The Cat which promised to reveal a hidden feline world, about which we humans apparently knew little. There were cat scientists, a professor and a cast of 50 moggies who were GPS-tagged so that the team could monitor their movements from Cat HQ in the Village Hall. We learned that cats spend a lot of time asleep, like to go out, to have fights (which, to borrow a quote, "are full of sound and fury and signifying nothing" or very little anyway), to occasionally hunt, to eat the neighbour's cat's food and that they love looking out windows. I could have told the producers all that. Talk about an anti-climax.