HQ to cat, just lie to the hoomins for now, they'll believe anything.
It's true that in terms of temperament, wild cats and so-called domestic cats aren't nearly as far apart as wolves and dogs. But one big difference between big cats and household cats is the size, underlying torque and lethality of their pointy bits. Princess Floofy Tail can send you to the E.R. with an infected bite, but she can't eat you whole in one sitting or detach your limbs inadvertently.