According to new information from the National Academy of Sciences, cats, unlike other animals, domesticated themselves.
“It all came about, the researchers concede, because of wild cats’ powers of observation. They had the wits to notice that the first human settlements were full of uncleared garbage strewn about by their slovenly inhabitants and so were overrun with rats, mice and sparrows. The cats decided to move into this inviting new ecological niche, even though the price of admission was to develop a disdainful tolerance of people.”
I’d like to think that something similar happened when Jack saw me from his cage at Hope Vet. He realized that coming home with me and Jon would mean a very inviting new ecological niche of belly scratches, blankets to hump, and an occasional unattended plate of chicken.