When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me? —Montaigne
Cats are not humans. They don’t think like us. They can act differently from us. So, it’s a wonder what they think of us when we interact with them. We may never really know what the cat is thinking. Does it matter whether we completely understand cats and know what they think of us?
After scolding one’s cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference. —Charlotte Gray
Cats do understand us perhaps better than we understand them. They have a way of communicating with us that is very clever. I’ve learned about how well cats can talk and how well they can understand us from Sir Socks Le Chat. He trained me so well that I don’t tend to have trouble with cats now. He taught me how to talk to him and he was able to figure out how to talk to me so that I would understand him.