Originally posted by the.lights
You've just blown your argument right out of the water with your petty jibes and infantile digs. I'm way above trading insults with your kind of personality type.
It's people like you and your kind of arrogance towards animals, and assumption that only humans have any higher form of intelligence, emotions or behaviours, that defies belief.
Wah wah wah. How dare I question what you believe on faith alone, beliefs that fly in the face of 30+ years of ethology studies and findings. Yes, I'm so arrogant, because I can't understand your "special love bond" with your furry friends. Your position has overwhelm me to simply accept your beliefs based on anecdotal evidence alone. Yes, cats are just as intelligent as humans, as are guinea pigs and guppies and frogs and worms and parasites and that common cold "thang."
For the record, I have nine years worth of memories of joy, happiness, laughter and love all thanks to my pet cat and six months of the same so far from my pet puppy - real, tangible and demonstrative evidence of highly complex emotions, love and thought processes. That's all the proof or validation I need - not the highly assumptive, opinionated ramblings of some nameless, faceless internet account.
You are the one who is deluded.
Yes, you believe you saw something, something that you are already presuming is the correct answer (and defying all facts and study) and your evidence is that what, you feel something special with your little kitty cat? If that's all the proof you need, I feel sorry for you, because I'm sure you'll age into those poor old geriatrics in some Florida retirement community who gets conned every other week by a sweet mustached man with a kind smile and a southern twang who's got a very low risk business deal for you.
I just believe when half a decades worth of animal behavior study has conclusively, time and time again, tested the relative intelligence capacity of animals that maybe we should give credence to the research that they have done. I mean, I just prefer to follow actual science and evidence over your anecdotal 'special love bond" with a small feline who's brain is the size of a baseball. Yeah, that makes me the one who's deluded.