Here is a collection of "facts" about our beloved felines. How many do you know?
The Turkish Angora often wades or goes swimming. American Shorthair, Maine Coon, and Bobtails are breeds that often enjoy the water too.
Just like dogs, chocolate will make your cat sick.
Most calico cats are female; the coloration gene is on the female (x) chromosome.
Your kitty can't taste anything sweet (it's a genetic thing).
Cats sweat through their paws! They also pant just like dogs.
Cats spend about 70% of their lives "catnapping," this is entirely natural!
Cats don't have collarbones; this allows a big cat to fit in a small space.
Do you know the proper terms for a group of cats or kittens? A group of cats is called a clowder (who knew?). A group of kittens is called a kindle.
Your kitty’s nose print is as individual as human fingerprints.
Most cats love catnip; this includes lions and tigers (oh my!).
The world's most wealthy cat? Japan's Hello Kitty who has earned over 1 billion dollars in sales and royalties.
Cat's have a dominant paw, is your kitty right-pawed or left-pawed?
Believe it or not, a cat has been a mayor of an American town. The folks of Talkeetna, Alaska choose Stubbs as their mayor in 1997. Ok, his job was an honorary one but 30 - 40 people a day came by to visit Stubbs!
Australia, Japan, and the U.K. all consider black cats to be lucky charms!
Cats have 230 bones in their bodies - humans have 206.
Purring is useful! A cat's purr is in a frequency range of 25 - 150 Hertz. This sound range can promote healing and increase bone density!
Cats spend about half their awake time grooming.
Humans shake hands when we meet another person; cats greet each other by touching noses.
There are about 73 million cats in North American homes and only 63 million dogs!
The fact of the matter is cats are captivating. What is unique about your kitty?