A CAT’S ability to ‘sense’ complex emotions has been hugely overrated, it has emerged.
Five-year-old ginger tom George is believed by his owner to have psychic abilities allowing him to understand her without language.
Mary Fisher said: “When I got the phone call saying I had lost my job, George knew instinctively what was wrong.
“He looked at me in this deep way that said ‘Mother I understand your pain, but another job will be along soon, do not cry’, then he got on the sofa beside me, because he was trying to protect me.
“A similar thing happened when I found out my husband was having an affair, and when my nan died. He just knows.”
However Fisher’s son Richard said: “George just does normal cat things, which my mum thinks are profound and somehow paranormal because she is mental.
“When he looks deep into your eyes, it’s because he wants some food. When he gets on a chair next to you, it’s because the chair is comfortable and he wants to sleep on it.
“George is basically a machine programmed to get protein and keep warm. He’s no more psychic than Derek Acorah.”