Thursday, September 22, 2011

What Cats Really Think

Ever wonder what your cat is thinking? 

TEMPTATIONS Treats for Cats and animal communicator Sonya Fitzpatrick have announced the results from the world’s first-ever attempted cat survey, uncovering the truth about what cats really think!

“Everyone wants to know what their cat is really thinking, and that’s why I teamed up with TEMPTATIONS for this program,” said Ms. Fitzpatrick. “People are starting to understand that pets do have a language and are always trying to communicate with us, just like in any interpersonal relationship. This survey gave me the opportunity to connect with many cats at one time to get a better understanding of how they think and give pet owners the real scoop.”

So what are cats’ biggest pet peeves? Their favorite pastime? When do they like to be treated? After working with 250 cats for the survey, Sonya Fitzpatrick came away with the answers – straight from the cat’s mouth.

To compile the survey, pet owners were asked to submit photos of their cats to the TEMPTATIONS Facebook page. From the entries, 250 winning photos were selected for readings with Sonya Fitzpatrick. Ms. Fitzpatrick then asked the cats by looking at their photo and using telepathic communication the following four questions cat owners have always wanted answered:

What is your favorite thing to do? 
Cats are pretty lazy, right?  These cats said no way, with 52 percent responding that staying on the move and roaming around the house is their favorite thing to do. And don’t bother leaving the TV on for them, only 1.6 percent watch TV as a favorite pastime.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
You probably guessed that dogs reigned supreme on the list, but guess again. Close to 50 percent of cats surveyed actually said getting wet was their biggest annoyance. And even though your cat may prefer to stay on the move throughout the day, don’t even think about waking them up when they’re napping - 29 percent surveyed chose being woken up from a nap as their biggest frustration.

How often do you like being treated?
Cats surveyed said they enjoyed getting treats as part of their daily routine, but only 1.6 percent of cats wanted those treats right after a meal or just before bed. When asked at what time they would like a treat, Fitzpatrick discovered almost half (45 percent) answered “right about now would be nice,” followed by “always” at 28 percent. 

What is your favorite thing to do with your human?
While napping may not be their favorite activity of the day, more than half (52 percent) said their favorite way to spend time with their human is to snuggle up and catch some zzzzz together.

So there you have it –  now go give your cat a treat! 


  1. Treats and napping - we can get on board with that!!!

  2. you pretty well summed it up BJ. I do like playing with M tho. But it has to be at the right time of day.

  3. Mario - my cats like to play too, but it's usually when I want to sleep!

  4. I actually like getting wet. I must, cause I like playing with water. Biting is up there on my list of likes, as is being furminated. I like watching TW play fetch. She throws my toy and I watch her fetch it. And, yes, I'd like a treat now.

  5. Aww, I love snuggling up with my Nate, so I'm glad kitties love the snuggling too. This is fun, and I love the photo at the top LOL.

  6. This is soooo true! Nothing nicer than a treat about now and a nap with our Teri!

  7. You can't go wrong with a treat and a nap. My cat loves temptations, most soft treats are hit or miss for him, but he loves the texture combination of these.