How many times have you heard the phrase “curiosity killed the cat”? Fortunately for us cat lovers, the phrase is terribly misused compared to its origin. Our cat’s curiosity is a much-needed characteristic for survival amongst the feline species.
“Chico, stop staring at me!” I yell at Chico, my vagabond cat, as he does his nightly staring routine. He sits on the floor of the living room and stares at me so intently that you can see the prism of his eyes. His gaze, keen and focused, does not relay any particular emotion, just a stare.