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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cats

My friend suggested me to talk about cats. So I got some cat facts from the internet.

Ailurophilia - love of cats.

The nose pad of a cat is ridged in a pattern that is unique, just like the fingerprint of a human.

There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with 33 different breeds.

A cat's heart beats twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats per minute.
  
25% of cat owners blow dry their cats hair after a bath.

The largest cat breed is the Ragdoll. Males weigh twelve to twenty pounds, with females weighing ten to fifteen pounds.

If your cat is near you, and her tail is quivering, this is the greatest expression of love your cat can give you. If her tail starts thrashing, her mood has changed. Time to distance yourself from her.

Cats wag their tails when it is in a stage of conflict. The cat wants to do two things at once, but each impulse blocks the other. For example: If your cat is in the doorway wanting to go outside, and you open the door to find it raining, the cat's tail will wag because of internal conflict. The cat wants to go outside, but doesn't want to go into the rain. Once the cat makes a decision and either returns to the house or leaves into the rain, the tail will immediately stop wagging.

Your cat loves you and can "read" your moods. If you're sad or under stress, you may also notice a difference in your cat's behavior.

The domestic cat is the only cat species able to hold its tail vertically while walking. All wild cats hold their tails horizontally or tucked between their legs while walking.

Sir Isaac Newton, discoverer of the principles of gravity, also invented the cat door.

The weirdest cat on record was a female called Mincho who went up a tree in Argentina and didn't come down again until she died six years later. While treed, she managed to have three litters with equally ambitious dads.

"Sociable" cats will follow you from room to room to monitor your activities throughout the day.

In English, cat is "cat."  In French, cat is "Chat." In German, your cat is "katze."  The Spanish word for cat is "gato," and the Italian word is "gatto." Japanese prefer "neko" and Arabic countries call a cat a "kitte."

Cats get their sense of security from your voice. Talk to your cats!  And be mindful of your tone of voice. Cats know when you're yelling at them (though they may not care).
The more cats are spoken to, the more they will speak to you.

The Giraffe, Camel and Cat are the only animals that walk by moving both their left feet, then both  their right feet, when walking. This method of walking ensures speed, agility and silence.

Cats don't see "detail" very well. To them, their person may appear hazy when standing in front of them.

The color of a kitten's eyes will change as it grows older.

A cat's ear pivots 180 degrees. They have 30 muscles in each ear, and use twelve or more muscles to control their ear movement.

Cats rub up against other cats, and people, in an attempt to "mark" them with their scent glands. They most often use the scent glands between their eye and ear (near the temple area) or their scent glands near the base of their tail.

Have you ever tried to feed your cat food that was just taken out of the refrigerator? Most cats prefer their food at room temperature, and will boldly REFUSE any food that is too cold or too hot.

Cats are the sleepiest of all mammals. They spend 16 hours of each day sleeping. With that in mind, a seven year old cat has only been awake for two years of its life!
95% of all cat owners admit they talk to their cats.

If you can't feel your cat's ribs, she's too heavy.

Domestic cats are essentially loners. When placed in a group, they develop their own hierarchy. As long as there is plenty of food on hand, a cat can learn to share it's domain with other cats.

A cat that bites you after you have rubbed his stomach, is probably biting out of pleasure, not anger.

A flashlight makes a great cat toy! Turn the flashlight on in a dark room, and watch your feline "chase" the beam of light!

Cats love to hide! If yours comes up "missing," be sure to check in the bathtub, in your closet, in the dresser drawers, under a blanket or rug...or anywhere else you can possibly think of!

Egyptians shaved their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when they lost a beloved cat.

Hebrew folklore believes that cats came about because Noah was afraid that rats might eat all the food on the ark. He prayed to God for help. God responded by making the lion sneeze a giant sneeze and out came a little cat!

Here are some pictures to illustrate the story and let you know what cats look like in real life.




17 comments:

  1. very interesting facts about cats

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  2. Cool story, bro!
    Following your blog

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  3. The Question is, what came first – the apple or the door isaac?

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  4. cats are cute, too bad i'm allergic to them :(

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  5. Sometimes it seems like the whole internet has Ailurophilia.

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  6. the voices! also, cats ftw. though having many cats is not good. a cat, is good.

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  7. That him and his they in his palace burn; Following!

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  8. haha great info and i love the pics.

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  9. 500 million!?!? isn't that like a cat per 16 humans? thats a shit ton

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  10. I never cared for cats up until recently to be honest... Always been more of a dog person

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