Actress Eva Longoria says she is a passionate cat lover and thinks they are very similar to women.
"I always found that I identified with them. Cats are feminine and independent and playful, much like a woman," Longoria told people.com.
The 27-year-old, who has partnered with Sheba cat food in the US to kick off the Feed Your Passion campaign, revealed she grew up with a huge amount of cats and her mother hid the death of her favourite feline from her to protect her.
"I grew up with a lot of cats, but one in particular, her name was Cindy. She was like a member of our family. I swear she lived for 20, 25 years because every childhood photo, she's in it with all my sisters and me.
"My mom did not even tell me she died. She told me she ran away... I believed her in college," she said.