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Cats Are Not Cold, They Have Emotions Just Like You
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Cats Are Not Cold, They Have Emotions Just Like You

There is a stereotype that cats are cold and aloof. I photograph cats and I want to show that they are capable of a range of emotions, from serious to silly and everything in between.

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Vengeful

Confused

Seething

Confident

Cool

Condescending

Disgusted

Attentive

Catatonic

Nonplussed

Disappointed

Lustful

Sultry

Fierce

Indifferent

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MelissaBoufford
Community Member
7 years ago

Disgusted should be titled "Stoned"

BobJohnston
Community Member
7 years ago

Who says cats don't have feelings !!!!!

C.MatthesArt
Community Member
7 years ago

i was asking myself the same....

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AmyNg
Community Member
7 years ago

Never realised how much emotions cats can portray...

OrangeJuice
Community Member
6 years ago

Start living with them. Then you'll see

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Michel Guntern
Community Member
6 years ago

Great cat captures!

LinKis
Community Member
7 years ago

Cats, of course, have emotions just like all mammals (and animals in general) but they don't express them using their facial muscles as much. They use their whole body and tail a lot more (compared to humans). You would be able to tell much more about the emotion the cat is feeling by looking at their posture rather than face. They show anger and even disgust pretty well by wrinkling their nose, tho. :)

AnnaSalerno
Community Member
7 years ago

Of course they do... My one cat has even cried when I moved and for the first few nights she would start crying in the hall. I'd have to get her and put her completely under the bed covers to sleep beside me! It was heartbreaking to hear those cries!

NorahHerbert
Community Member
7 years ago

Oh course they have emotions but are shown mostly when they talk to you. Also they have souls.

EllyEssenberg
Community Member
7 years ago

More than most people.

MyriamIckx
Community Member
6 years ago

Cats certainly do have emotions, but they'll show them more through their body language than their face, which we misinterpret because of our human prejudices about facial expressions. For instance, most Persian cats will appear grumpy, just because they have this flat face (deformed by us, humans, through silly breeding selection). The first cat shown is not confused, he only has a bad squint. Cats with dilated pupils are either attentive or excited. The red tabby with half-closed eyes is not seething, he may just be meditating. Etc.

MysticalMan
Community Member
6 years ago

I have found that all beings have feelings. Thank you for illustrating this point so well.. Well done.

RichardPetch
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful moggies, We miss ours, they died at the age of 19 yrs, but we travel so much now it would be cruel to have any more just yet.

LizWelty
Community Member
6 years ago

People who have no pets or dogs say this.

BrunoBizier
Community Member
6 years ago

One can read the emotions of their own cat(s) after living with them for long enough (I have 2 cats), but I DO NOT SEE the emotions the photographer has mentionned in this article. I think there is more anthropomorphic projectin than anything in the title/emotions, here, except a couple, maybe. But cats certainly have emotion and sensitivity and are fascinating creatures. We also have three dogs. The same can be said about them. Methinks.

OrangeJuice
Community Member
6 years ago

Go back and just look at their eyes..

Arcturiel“Arc”Etherealis
Community Member
7 years ago

This article was a let-down... No evidence given at all that cats have emotions. A tree can make a face if it grows right, mashed potato can as well. Emotions can only be hinted at by illogical reaction to stimuli. Making a face does not suffice as evidence.

tiagoobin
Community Member
7 years ago

Lovable little creatures <3

SelmaLisan
Community Member
7 years ago

Where is excited ?

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago

They all look as if they need a hug & cuddle.

NyloAtanasova
Community Member
7 years ago

Uhm, yes, cats have an emotions, however here you've put some random photos of cats and related the human face expressions with the cats which is totally irrelevant. At least I'm not aware of cats sitting in front of graffiti with sunglasses, posing to look "cool". Please don't get me wrong, i love cats - I just think this is little too much...

NesianScribe
Community Member
7 years ago

Methinks the author has taken a bit of poetic license!

MaxineFultz
Community Member
7 years ago

I really like indifferent. These pics are really good!

ValleyGirl
Community Member
7 years ago

Confident Kitty looks as if he's hopeful his ridiculous bow tie won't get him ridiculed, per usual, at the neighborhood holiday party. He's the rare cat who will do anything to please its owner.

AmberHarding
Community Member
7 years ago

Cats are too emotional, imo

Nat_
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7 years ago

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It's really too bad you stole those pictures from Facebook and other online sources, without giving the original photographers credit.

AndrewMarttila
Community Member
7 years ago

Except I took all of these? These are ALL my original images.

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MelissaBoufford
Community Member
7 years ago

Disgusted should be titled "Stoned"

BobJohnston
Community Member
7 years ago

Who says cats don't have feelings !!!!!

C.MatthesArt
Community Member
7 years ago

i was asking myself the same....

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AmyNg
Community Member
7 years ago

Never realised how much emotions cats can portray...

OrangeJuice
Community Member
6 years ago

Start living with them. Then you'll see

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Michel Guntern
Community Member
6 years ago

Great cat captures!

LinKis
Community Member
7 years ago

Cats, of course, have emotions just like all mammals (and animals in general) but they don't express them using their facial muscles as much. They use their whole body and tail a lot more (compared to humans). You would be able to tell much more about the emotion the cat is feeling by looking at their posture rather than face. They show anger and even disgust pretty well by wrinkling their nose, tho. :)

AnnaSalerno
Community Member
7 years ago

Of course they do... My one cat has even cried when I moved and for the first few nights she would start crying in the hall. I'd have to get her and put her completely under the bed covers to sleep beside me! It was heartbreaking to hear those cries!

NorahHerbert
Community Member
7 years ago

Oh course they have emotions but are shown mostly when they talk to you. Also they have souls.

EllyEssenberg
Community Member
7 years ago

More than most people.

MyriamIckx
Community Member
6 years ago

Cats certainly do have emotions, but they'll show them more through their body language than their face, which we misinterpret because of our human prejudices about facial expressions. For instance, most Persian cats will appear grumpy, just because they have this flat face (deformed by us, humans, through silly breeding selection). The first cat shown is not confused, he only has a bad squint. Cats with dilated pupils are either attentive or excited. The red tabby with half-closed eyes is not seething, he may just be meditating. Etc.

MysticalMan
Community Member
6 years ago

I have found that all beings have feelings. Thank you for illustrating this point so well.. Well done.

RichardPetch
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful moggies, We miss ours, they died at the age of 19 yrs, but we travel so much now it would be cruel to have any more just yet.

LizWelty
Community Member
6 years ago

People who have no pets or dogs say this.

BrunoBizier
Community Member
6 years ago

One can read the emotions of their own cat(s) after living with them for long enough (I have 2 cats), but I DO NOT SEE the emotions the photographer has mentionned in this article. I think there is more anthropomorphic projectin than anything in the title/emotions, here, except a couple, maybe. But cats certainly have emotion and sensitivity and are fascinating creatures. We also have three dogs. The same can be said about them. Methinks.

OrangeJuice
Community Member
6 years ago

Go back and just look at their eyes..

Arcturiel“Arc”Etherealis
Community Member
7 years ago

This article was a let-down... No evidence given at all that cats have emotions. A tree can make a face if it grows right, mashed potato can as well. Emotions can only be hinted at by illogical reaction to stimuli. Making a face does not suffice as evidence.

tiagoobin
Community Member
7 years ago

Lovable little creatures <3

SelmaLisan
Community Member
7 years ago

Where is excited ?

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago

They all look as if they need a hug & cuddle.

NyloAtanasova
Community Member
7 years ago

Uhm, yes, cats have an emotions, however here you've put some random photos of cats and related the human face expressions with the cats which is totally irrelevant. At least I'm not aware of cats sitting in front of graffiti with sunglasses, posing to look "cool". Please don't get me wrong, i love cats - I just think this is little too much...

NesianScribe
Community Member
7 years ago

Methinks the author has taken a bit of poetic license!

MaxineFultz
Community Member
7 years ago

I really like indifferent. These pics are really good!

ValleyGirl
Community Member
7 years ago

Confident Kitty looks as if he's hopeful his ridiculous bow tie won't get him ridiculed, per usual, at the neighborhood holiday party. He's the rare cat who will do anything to please its owner.

AmberHarding
Community Member
7 years ago

Cats are too emotional, imo

Nat_
Community Member
7 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

It's really too bad you stole those pictures from Facebook and other online sources, without giving the original photographers credit.

AndrewMarttila
Community Member
7 years ago

Except I took all of these? These are ALL my original images.

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