No matter how domesticated cats have become, they still hold the essence of their wildcat ancestors. When they stalk, hunt, pounce, and show their “cat-like reflexes” it’s like getting a glimpse at their jungle-dwelling relatives.
Take these two: a house cat wakes a bobcat who’s sleeping on the concrete outside by pawing at the window. When they see each other, their reactions are amazingly similar.
Though the bobcat is skittish for a moment, both succumb to their charming curiosity. They stop to look at each other and seem to realize, “Hey…you’re a lot like me!”
They may be domesticated, but living with a cat still means living with a clever, agile, and resourceful creature; amazing, aren’t they?!
Does your cat remind you of his/her wild relatives?