The color of a cat’s fur does not determine a cat’s personality or personality traits. What the color of fur may actually determine is what people perceive as the cat’s personality!
Researcher Mikel Delgado and her coauthors polled 189 people and asked them to give the traits they most associated with each color cat. The researchers say the way different color cats are perceived my affect whether or not people adopt from shelters. Shelter employees can be trained to make sure they share the good qualities of cats that might be perceived as undesirable.
Personally, I think that since the orange cats where considered friendly and desirable, shelter employees could save their energy and just spray paint all the cats orange. You don’t know, it could work.
Featured Image is the front cover of The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss.
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