From its own perspective, why would a cat assume faces should be covered with hair in I Am a Cat? Why would it perceive the centre of the student's face as protruding to a great extent?

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A cat would assume that all faces should be covered with hair because that is true of its own face. Likewise, a cat would perceive the center of the student's face as protruding to a great extent because, compared to its own nose, the human nose does protrude to a...

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A cat would assume that all faces should be covered with hair because that is true of its own face. Likewise, a cat would perceive the center of the student's face as protruding to a great extent because, compared to its own nose, the human nose does protrude to a great extent.

This explanation supposes that other animals, like humans, assume their own physical features to be normal and use their own physical features as a point of reference when considering the appearances of other animals. Thus, if we, as humans, were to describe a cat's face, we might describe its eyes as large. This is because a cat's eyes are large compared to the size of a human's eyes. However, if an owl were to describe a cat's face, it would likely describe the eyes as small, because compared to the eyes of an owl, a cat's eyes are indeed small.

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