While the dogs waite angrily at the door for the arrival of their owner, your cat does not move from the sofa no matter how long it has been without seeing you. True story.

But do not blame him. He is simply more independent.

According to a new study by animal behavior specialists at the University of Lincoln, cats do not need to have their owners nearby to feel comfortable in unfamiliar places. You will never see a cat cry when you go to work. Instead, a dog may be barking for hours and lamenting your gait. In the conclusions of the study, cats do not show anxiety or pleasure when or not in the presence of their owners. But it is not his fault, he has a biological reason that we will discover if we go back in time.

At least 18 thousand years ago the dogs have been with the man, coming to depend on their symbiotic relationship with humans to survive. In contrast, cats appear in the human sphere much later. As Wes Warren, a professor of genetics at the University of Washington, says, "Unlike dogs, cats are only semi-domesticated."

On the other hand, there are more than 400 breeds of dogs and the man has dedicated to raise them much more selectively than his feline companions. The number of breeds of cats hardly reaches 45.

In this way, the findings of the study indicate that dogs see their owners as part of their environment to feel safe while cats do not feel the same, but it does not mean that cats are cold and distant, and not even means that they do not love us!! 

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