Los Angeles: Former `Desperate Housewives` star Eva Longoria loves cats and thinks she has a lot in common with them.
The 37-year-old actress said that she is a pretty passionate cat lover and thinks they are very similar to women, reported People magazine.
"I always found that I identified with them. Cats are feminine and independent and playful, much like a woman," Longoria said.
The actress said she grew up with a huge amount of cats and her mother hid the death of her favourite feline from her to protect her.
"I grew up with a lot of cats, but one in particular, her name was Cindy. She was like a member of our family. I swear she lived for 20, 25 years because every childhood photo, she`s in it with all my sisters and me," Longoria said.
My mom didn`t even tell me she died. She told me she ran away ... I believed her in college," she said.