Fun Fact Friday

Friday is here again, and you made it.  

Have you ever listened to someone for a while and wondered…”Sweetie, who ties your shoelaces for you?”  🙂  –Unknown 

Today’s topic: Cats  I am a proud cat Momma of 11, yes, 11 cats.  I know that many people are not cat people and I was one of them.  Then a little ball of black and white with giant eyes, named Maddie, came into my life.  Oh, and I am Leo, so I was born a cat and act the party proudly!!


Cat Facts

  • A group of cats is called a Clowder.  A group of kittens is called a Kindle.
  • Cats have 30 teeth.
  • Cats have 32 muscles in their ears (humans only have 12).
  • When a family cat died in ancient Egypt, family members would shave off their eyebrows as they mourned.
  • A cat lover is called an Ailurophilia (Greek: cat+lover)
  • 230 bones in their bodies, humans have 206.
  • In 7 years, a single pair of cats and their offspring could produce a staggering total of 420,000 kittens.  Please SPAY & NEUTER!!!
  • A female cat is a Queen or Molly.
  • There are over 60 million feral cats in the U.S.
  • The technical term for a hairball is a “bezoar.”
  • A cat cannot climb head first down a tree.  That is because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same direction.  To get down, they must back down.
  • The oldest known pet cat was found in a 9,500-year-old grave on the island of Cyprus.
  • Approximately 40,000 people are bitten by cats annually in the U.S.
  • A cat’s hearing is better than a dog, in fact, cats can hear two octaves higher than a human.
  • Most cats give birth to a litter of between 1-9 kittens.
  • A cat brain is more biologically similar to a human than a dog.  There are regions responsible for emotions in both cats and humans.
  • Cats usually have 12 whiskers on each side of its face.

10 of my 11 kids are ferals from around our neighborhood.  We have helped to catch, spay/neuter and release over 30 cats, significantly lowering the reproduction of new kittens and increasing the health of the existing cats. 

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Clockwise from top: O’Malley, Skyy, Kitty, Presley, Clementine, Jaxx, Moose (crockpot), Gabby, Tillie, Graycen, Zander

I never gave cats a chance, and now I am a complete Ailurophiliac.  I have come to understand them and my kids act more like dogs than cats.  Honest!

PLEASE: Spay/Neuter your cats, update their shots and keep them inside if you can.

Have a wonderful week!  You are NOT alone.  –Jenn

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