Cat Behavior: A Quick Primer for Dog People

Victoria Zelvin
6 min readNov 26, 2018
My cat Pisco in her natural habitat: stealing my blankets.

I love cats. I also love dogs, but I’m a cat-lady at heart. But, seems like whenever I meet a dog lover, I hear a similar refrain: “Cats? You know they don’t really love you.”

  1. Words hurt.
  2. I think there’s a lot that we can unpack there.

Most of what I see as the division between how dog-lovers and cat-lovers view the opposite species is…

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Victoria Zelvin

Freelance and speculative fiction writer, as well as a lifelong book, video game, and movie hoarder. www.victoriazelvin.com