Once upon a time, if we wanted to know what cats were like, we had to actually have cats. Who liked us.
This was the reason there was such a divide on the topic of cats. People who lived with cats, who loved them, would have a great time. But people, who did not understand cats, would not believe it.
Now, it is very different. We don't have to actually have a cat to observe cats doing intelligent, funny, or sweet things. Now, we get to see anyone's cat doing intelligent, funny, or sweet things.
This has been a great boon for cats. People are able to see that people who love cats are not making it up. Their cat really does do funny things, and make them feel happy, and cares about them.
Cats really are great pets!