Cats can understand how we feel?

@Ganjzi (53)
April 2, 2012 4:34am CST
My cat seems to understand how I feel. It cannot understand what I am saying, but think they can determine if we are stressed out, happy, sad, surprised or sick, through our voice, or may through our body temperature, I am not sure how they do it, but they seem to know our emotions.
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@stringer321 (3726)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
2 Apr 12
Many animals have amotional intelligence they can count on. I personally can tell my dog can understand how I feel and how my dad feels. When my dad gets angry , my dog start jumping on him and bark to calm him down. Cats can stay away from you if you are angry on them. They can understand feelings. I think they learn how to read our body language with experience. They learn things and can connect expected results to certain things they had experienced. If a boy likes to annoy cats , they can learn to stay away from him if he has the mood to annoy them. They can also come to him when he is calm down or give them food.
@soulist (2986)
• United States
22 Apr 12
I can tell the emotions within my cats too. If I go away for the weekend, my cat will ignore me fore two days. No matter how much i pet him or try to get him to come to me he just ignores me. After those two or three days then he's back to his old loving self. If I am not feeling well he comes and curls up with me while I watch television or take a nap. If I am sad he rubs up on my leg and meows at me to cheer up.
• Jordan
29 May 12
I definitely agree. When my son was sick with the flu, our cat spent the whole time at his side. WHn my husband had surgery in his toe, the cat was his constant companion. Finally, when I am sad, the cat just sits at my feet, and rubs itsef in a way to comfort me.