You know that your cat would recognize your mug anywhere, but until science proved that kitties were as attached to their owners as any canine creature, we're sure that there would have been some naysayers in the crowd.
However, it has been proven that cats can actually recognize their owners' faces faster than a super computer could, according to DNAIndia.com.
In fact, cats brains are so well-equipped to quickly learn, process and recognize faces that the feline brain was actually used as a model for the computer, the news source reports.
"We are building a computer in the same way that nature builds a brain," said Wei Lu, an assistant professor in the University of Michigan. "The idea is to use a completely different paradigm compared to conventional computers. The cat brain sets a realistic goal because it is much simpler than a human brain but still extremely difficult to replicate in complexity and efficiency."
Not to rub it in, but you don't see too many computers being based on dog brains. Score one for team cat.
The next time you visit your local animal rescue
shelter, remember that you're in the presence of genius!