Ironically, in her book, Nagelschneider shared a quote from Rudyard Kipling's book The Cat That Walked by Himself. "Ah!" said the cat, listening, "That is a very foolish dog" And he went back through the Wet Wild Woods waving his wild tail, and walking by his wild lone."
Nagelschneider also said in her book that, "While it's convenient to refer to house cats as domesticated animals, they're actually closer to what we call man's exploited captives, like deer, camels, and Asian Elephants, or human symbionts, like the rat or house sparrow. We don't consider these animals tame. Cats are otherworldly precisely because, from a behavioral perspective, they are still inherently wild in so many ways."
The Cat Whisperer goes on to say "Our cats have at least two, and probably three, feet still in the jungle." As a behavior consultant, she suggested that although Tara may be a house cat, she has proven to have tiger-like instincts, which to us humans amount to superhero traits.
The Cat Whisperer shared the following 5 reasons as to why Tara is like a tiger: