Exploring 'The Inner Life of Cats'

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Dogs may have their day, but when it comes to the internet, it's a cat's world. A YouTube video of a cat "playing" the keyboard has netted nearly 47 million views, and the sourpuss kitty known as "Grumpy Cat" sparked such an online sensation that Friskies made her its Official Spokescat, paying for her personal assistant, and chauffeur. But what makes the ordinary house cat extraordinary? We talk with two authors about cats' behavior and development, and why we're so obsessed with them. What have you always wanted to know about cats?

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Abigail Tucker, author, "The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World"

Thomas McNamee, author, "The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions"