Some Alone Time
Ever just want to snuggle up to or play with your cat only to be met with the cold shoulder? While you may initially think you're feline is simply oblivious to its surroundings, researchers at the University of Tokyo have found that there's something a bit ruder going on. In a study of 20 domesticated cats, researchers determined that about 30% of the felines sampled essentially ignored those who called out to them. So don't worry, your cat probably isn't a complete jerk and may just be suffering from behavior deeply rooted in its evolution.