'The Favorite:' Hilarious Difference in How Cats React to Their Mom and Dad - petsitterbank

‘The Favorite:’ Hilarious Difference in How Cats React to Their Mom and Dad

The hilarious way two 7-month-old cats respond to their human mom compared to their dad has gone viral online.

Shisho and Nori appear to have one very obvious favorite owner, and have entertained the internet with their inability to hide it.

In a video shared by their owners, the two cats refused to even bat an eyelid when their dad called them for dinner. When their mom came calling, however, the pair immediately leapt up.

“Mom’s a better cook alright,” the owners, @shisho.and.nori, captioned the video, which has reached over 100,000 views in just one day on TikTok.

As their male owner called for “din din”, neither cats were fazed, with one even intensely staring into the camera yet not moving at the sound.

The second the mom yelled out “din din,” however, both cats were up and running towards their food bowls in a flash, hopping from the chairs to the floor and out of shot.

“I wonder who the favorite is,” joked one user.

“We know who usually feeds the cats,” added another.

Shisho and Nori wouldn’t be the only felines to prefer female owners. In fact, according to research, most cats do. One 2015 study found that cats appear to have the best relationships with owners who are adult women, but the reasons why are debated.

Some suggest that the longer time spent at home by females compared to males on average is what makes pet cats tend to prefer them. Others point to the way women act towards cats as the reason. In general, it’s believed men are more likely to interact with cats while seated whereas women are far more likely to interact with cats at their own level.

Viewers of the TikTok video were left convinced that the reason for Shisho and Nori’s preference for their mom could simply be the way she speaks. “It’s totally the inflection in her voice, I have to do the same thing with my cats,” wrote one user.

“It’s the inflection…gotta put some umph in it. Hers was orange, yours was beige,” added another.

There may be some truth in this. Research suggests that cats do prefer to be spoken to in a soft and calm voice, like the sing-song one of the human mom.

“Cats are very sensitive and can feel safe or feel threatened by the tone of voice and the loudness. Cats are more apt to respond and socialize with their people when spoken to in a soft and calm voice,” certified feline behaviorist Marilyn Krieger told Pet Care Rx.

Newsweek contacted @shisho.and.nori for comment.

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