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!!
- 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.
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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