Maru the cat is back to help you get to know your feline better

By Kelli Bender
Updated March 22, 2016 07:25 PM
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Cats will one day rule the world, they just need to grow opposable thumbs. When that happens, what paw will they use to take over the globe? That depends.

Like humans, our feline friends have a dominant hand (or paw) that they prefer to use in day-to-day activities. How do you figure out if your kitty is a true southpaw — easy! — just watch this video.

This clip, starring box-loving megastar Maru, shows that finding out your cat’s dominant paw is as easy as filling a cup. All you have to do it drop a cat treat into a glass, place the tasty prize in front of your pet and see what paw he or she uses to dig out the treasure. Your cat will most likely use the preferred paw for this dexterous task.

Or your cat might skip the middleman all together and go face first into the cup, in which case, your kitty is probably stomach dominant.