|There’s a general thought that all cats are aloof, self-sufficient, and would rather have fleas than obey a command. But there is a sub-group of felines that don’t seem to know this and happily come when called, fetch, beg, and even perform tricks.
Some cat owners would say it’s shameful to own a cat who does these things but those of us with such cats know differently. These cats tend to be very affectionate and trainable and have a good sense of humor. Not that there’s anything wrong with the traditional feline. The seriousness of their dignity is often good for a laugh. Among the breeds that tend to act more dog-like are the Burmese and Siamese.
If your cat acts like a dog, you are not alone. There’s even a group here at Catster for those people. But, we must ponder: how do we know it’s not actually dogs that act like cats?
Kelly is a pet writer. She lives in the Boston area with her three pit bulls and one neurotic cat.
November 3rd, 2009