US /

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

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. (More cat stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.