Task 4 (8 points)
Fill each of the numbered gaps in the following passage. Write only one word in each gap. The task begins with an example (0).

Cats do not need their owners, scientists conclude. Rudyard Kipling was right. Cats really do walk (0) by themselves.
Although owners might worry that (1) pet is nervously pining for their return (2) they leave the house, in fact, cats show no sign of separation anxiety. Researchers at the University of Lincoln have concluded that cats, unlike dogs, do not need humans to feel protected, preferring to look (3) themselves.
Before cat lovers start despairing about their aloof house guests, animal behaviourists say, they should actually take the finding (4) a compliment. If cats stick around, (5) means they really want to be there, as cats will not live in (6) unhappy home; they will just walk out.
Even though the researchers say, cats can still develop bonds with, and affection for their owners, they do not need them in the same way that dogs do. For pet dogs, their owners often represent a specific safe haven. (7) , it is clear that domestic cats are much more autonomous when it comes (8) coping with unusual situations. If a cat is scared or has been involved in an incident, it is not going to want a cuddle, it is going to want to go and hide, so owners need to provide a place for that to happen.
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