After running an errand today, I was walking home on a grungy side street and came upon a large stray cat. A big white cat.
It started mewing, dolefully, it seemed to me.
I identified with it.
Can and do animals with whom we are familiar, such as dogs, cats, and horses, have emotions similar to our own? Can they feel a sense of neglect and abandonment?
I would say yes.
— Roger W. Smith
September 2, 2017