Pet Owners Come in on Little Cat Feet

Humans head back to school to get in touch with their feline side
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 22, 2007 4:51 PM CDT

(Newser) – Cat lovers have a new way to understand the feline mind: by training at the touring “Acatemy.” Students can partake in “cat-isthenics” to exercise like their favorite four-legged friends, noodle around with an oversized ball of yarn, or “cat-nap” on a bean bag. Animal behaviorists say the 6-day program promotes interspecies understanding.

Animal experts of all kinds frequent the classes to teach humans how to make animals happy, Reuters reports from New York. The Amazing Kreskin leads a seminar on reading cats' minds, and a pet psychic says she can connect pet owners with their felines—both alive and dead—to learn more about their past lives. (Read more cat stories.)