I cannot find a nice goo Ranking for Silly Sunday, so instead let’s have some kittens, with a look at what people love and hate about cats by @Nifty, which I’ll present as a ranking.
I’d love to visit this temple!
I’m very much a cat person, and I’m joint owned by two of them. Frequent vomiting is probably my least favourite thing, especially as one cat has a chewing habit, and never learns that eating his blanket, eating sticky tape, eating his cardboard bed, etc, are guaranteed to have him spewing up the next day.
By the way, translating this survey I learnt that the breed マンチカン, read Manchikan, is actually called Munchkin in English. When I tried Googling how I thought it was spelt, Google corrected me to Mancunian…
Q1: Do you like cats? (Sample size=3,381)
Love them 45% They’re OK 37% Hate them 18%
Q2: What’s your favourite cat breeds? (Sample size=3,381, multiple answer)
Rank Percentage 1 Japanese cat 41% 2 Mix 19% 3 American Short Hair 20% 4 Scottish Fold 11% 5 Russian Blue 11% 6 Siamese 8% 7 Munchkin 9% 8 Abyssinian 8% 9 Persian 5% 10 Himalayan 5% 11 Maine Coon 6% 12 Norwegian Forest Cat 5.5% 13 Bengal 4% 14 British Short Hair 4% 15 Other 2.5% — None in Particular 44.5%
Q3: What do you love about cats? (Sample size=3,381, multiple answer)
Rank 1 Their actions 2 Living their life on their own terms 3 Face, expression 4 Soft body, feel when hugging 5 Easy to look after (no walkies, etc) 6 Not humouring people 7 Their pleading for petting 8 Paw pads 9 Voice (not noisy, cute) 10 Tail 11 Tsundere, blowing hot and cold 12 Playful naughtiness 13 Insect, vermin control 14 Smell 15 Other
Q4: What don’t you like about cats? (Sample size=3,381, multiple answer)
Rank 1 Smelly pee 2 Scratching up everything in the house 3 Shedding hair, spreading hair 4 Getting scratched by their claws 5 Noisy voice 6 Almost impossible to train 7 Frequent vomiting 8 Hogging the bed, sofa, etc 9 Bringing presents of little animals, etc 10 Not humouring people, aloofness 11 Living their life on their own terms 12 Eyes 13 Often getting in the way 14 Waking up too early 15 Other
The survey was conducted between the 5th and 11th of February 2016, and 3,381 members of the @Nifty monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire.