My husband Allan always says that I am "anthropologizing" my cats too much, assigning human feelings and emotions to them which may not be adequate. I differ in my opinion in this issue because I truly believe my cats have the same emotions as I do, they love, they care, they fear and they lament.
I am saying this from my life long experience living with cats and sharing my life with them. I can always see their emotional changes, however little they are, which are usually directly affected by my own mood. They moan when I cry, and they are jubilate when I smile.
Check him out at one of my cat Montau's various mood change poses!!!!