I hate to break it to you, cat owners, but the Inside the Mind of the Cat documentary producers have been watching us. How else would they be aware of my embarrassingly frequent Google searches asking the world’s cat gurus, “Does my cat love me?”
Director Andy Mitchell has assembled cat experts for his film, Inside the Mind of the Cat, an hour-long documentary that debuted on Thursday and is intended to provide answers to these and other often asked concerns by cat owners. It’s a movie that understands its target market, and everyone with a camera roll devoted to photographing their furry pet should see it. You’ll be nodding your head enthusiastically as various cat people wax poetic about how cats aren’t unfriendly—they are merely misunderstood—and coming from the very first sight of a particularly lovely floor.
Dr. Kristyn Vitale, an associate professor at Unity College and a “cat psychologist,” Dr. Bruce Kornriech, a cat researcher at Azabu University, Dr. Saho Takagi, and Ukrainian cat trainers Maryna and Svitlana Savitzky are among the specialists that were interviewed for the movie. You’ll learn the answers to queries like whether your cat recognizes their own name, why cats always land on their feet, and why your feline gets the zoomies after you’ve gone to bed. You’ll discover that your pet can sprint at speeds of up to 30 mph, jump up to five or six times its height, and is one of the few creatures in the world that can jump using all of their muscles. Who is Momma’s adorable little boy?
A cat skeleton recently discovered in a child’s grave on the island of Cyprus claims that the relationship between domestic cats and people extends back at least 10,000 years. This relationship will also be briefly discussed. Additionally, and perhaps most significantly, you will learn the experts’ thoughts on the hot topic of whether or not our cats value us as much as we value them. (Avoid worrying. The majority of specialists concur.)