Do Cat bites

Truer words were never spoken.  Last year I was bitten by a cat while I was foolishly trying to bath the darn thing.  I only wanted to help the poor old guy.  He looked to be about 100 years old, and his fur was dull and matted from neglect.  So, my friend and I decided to play the good Samaritans and give him a bath.  He seemed docile enough, content to let us stroke his thin body and pick him up for a loving hug.

We got everything ready?clean towels, shampoo, conditioner, nail clippers, saline solution to clean his ears, brush, comb, and soft washcloth to gently wipe his face.  We first clipped his nails to prevent any deep scarring should he have other plans than to be totally soaked in a tub full of water.  We were smart enough to recognize that this might be the case.  Then we talked softly and lowered him into the tub.  Big mistake?HUGE MISTAKE!  This old man turned into a lean, mean fighting machine.  He jumped like he had springs on his back legs, reaching for anything he could grab hold of with his front paws.  This, of course, turned out to be me.  He somehow sensed our fear as my friend and I screamed bloody murder, and then he kicked everything into high gear.

When he failed to do enough damage with his neatly trimmed front claws, he decided his teeth would suffice.  Clamping down on my right index finger with a mouth full of blackened teeth worked.  I promptly let go and began to put pressure on the bloody wound.  We finally caught him and put him into a kennel until we could squirt him off and call it a day.  Meanwhile, my finger was swelling like crazy, resembling a fire-roasted hotdog.  I like to think I can handle pain, but my finger was pounding so badly by the next morning, I called the doctor in hopes of getting some relief.  It took two days to get in for an appointment, and by that time nasty green puss was shooting out of the puncture.  Doc gave me medicine and advised me to return in a few days if it wasn?t feeling better, and she got no protests from me.  Right about that time, I was willing to amputate if it didn?t stop throbbing.

By Friday, the swelling had doubled and I was getting numbness in my entire hand.  I went back to the doctor and she immediately sent me to the emergency room.  At midnight I was having surgery to clean the wound in hopes of saving my finger. Three days and $27,000 later, I was out of the woods and ready to leave the hospital.  I hate to admit it, but I was not feeling warm and fuzzy towards the old guy who decided to have me for lunch. 

Maybe I should have offered him food before taking him for a swim?you know, been a little more hospitable.  Perhaps that would have given him a better disposition.  I knew, though, that I needed to be careful about what I fed him in case the food made him sick.  I was so concerned about the food making the poor cat sick that I failed to see the potential dangers of giving a stray cat a bath when in all likelihood he had never had one.  Obviously, I didn?t know he was hungry enough to eat my finger.      

Seriously, most of us have just enough information about feline nutrition to get us in trouble.  Face it?we consumers are being suckered by the pet food industry.  They push us to purchase food for our cats that is loaded with carbohydrates, grains and sugars, with preservatives and artificial coloring, and a package sporting a fluffy wide-eyed cat dutifully showing its owner untold amounts of affection and appreciation. Resist the temptation.  All cats require is a simple meal of meat and fat.  As for the packaging, a plain cardboard box will do.  You?ll benefit as well from hours of cheap entertainment as kitty squeezes into the bulging leftover box or slides beneath the box?s clawed bottom, determined to snag the formidable foe lurking somewhere deep inside.  

Cats are not like humans, and for one I?m pleased as punch.  They don?t need to eat from fancy dishes at a well-set table.  Paper plates are perfectly acceptable.  They don?t desire constant reassurance; they already know they?re the cat?s meow.  They don?t come home complaining about work all the time because we humans allow them the luxury of doing nothing and expecting the world.  For them, play is everything?a happy cat?s key to contentment.  Unfortunately, in today?s households that is where cats are most deprived.  Not enough stimulation.  Nothing to stalk, pounce on from above, or climb up to in order to lord it over the other household underlings.  That includes the poor, unsuspecting dog.  Heaven help the dog that happens to unknowingly wander across a cat?s claimed battle field or territory.  If this should happen, there is no stopping the enraged kitty.  Flying fur reaches pandemic proportions, and it?s usually not coming from sweet little kitties back. 

Isn?t it time we end the abuse of dogs by cats.  The damage most dogs experience at the paws of their cat siblings is both emotionally and physically taxing on them. Let?s look at Fido?s scenario. All Fido wanted to do was wrestle around on the tile floor and bump the cats butt, but Fluffy wasn?t having it.  Next thing you know the claws come out and the dog is running for dear life.  Woops, can?t fit under the sofa, even though he has seen Fluffy hide there a gazillion times.  Nope?not behind the television or under the bed either.  Is every place in the house a haven for cats?  Where is his dog house when he so desperately needs it?  What happens to Fido?  He?s backed against the wall, the claws come out, and Fluffy isn?t fooling around anymore.  That?s when Fido learns that cats just don?t have a sense of humor, at least not like a dog.  What?s worse, when mommy comes home she screams at Fido just because he may have, accidentally, tipped over the bedroom lamp in self-defense.  Fido was only playing with the miserable rodent of a cat.   Next, Fido?s once loving mom does the unthinkable.  She scoops up the little Cheshire monster, speaking to her in that sickening sweet baby voice and soothingly hugs Fluffy to make it all better.  She?s so relieved that she got home early to protect poor little Fluffy from her cat-aggressive dog.    

Being the quick study he is, Fido tucks his tale and relinquishes his role as man?s (or woman?s) best friend.  It seems as though Fluffy has taken over that position.  He?s resigned himself to the realization that IF YOU?RE A CAT YOU CAN do just about anything.

Are Cats Really from Hell


If not from hell, where did cats originate and how did they become rulers over our domains?  Stephen O?Brien of the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland conducted studies that point to a cat?s origins coming from The Near Eastern wildcat that prowled the Middle Eastern countries about 70,000 to 100,000 years ago.  I can only imagine how much fun O?Brien?s study must have been, especially with the reputation that cats have for being about as cooperative as an ostrich in a feather factory.  It can be most difficult to study a cat, especially a wild one, with its aloof attitude and nocturnal habits.  However, it is widely accepted that those ancient cats are the furry felines who started the lineage that lead to today? Modern city kitty.

This brings us to the question of how people convinced cats to leave their desert dwellings and enter our tents.  Since there are no eye witnesses to share the cat?s evolving story, we can only imagine the combined motivations of human and cat.  Did humans invite the cats into their dwellings to control the rodent population?  Could be, but I?ve never known a cat to accept an invitation without a persuasive payoff.  Most likely, it was the cat?s idea to come into the man-made shelter, claim the softest cover, and expect us humans to deliver the goodies.  Brings a whole new meaning to fast food, don?t you think?

Actually, it is much more plausible that cats stalked us as a new and easy source of food and shelter.  Sure, there were still nomadic feline holdouts that preferred to catch their own tasty little morsels just for the pleasure of the hunt, but for the most part it was probably a satisfying partnership between cats and humans.  Cats ruled?people served their rulers.  It?s nice to know there are some things that never change.    

One of the most obvious changes in the evolution of cats is not in its attitude, but in its appearance.  Yesterday?s cats were of the leaner and meaner variety, being more in touch with their inner wildness.  Today we have populated our homes with the coddled Garfield types that are willing to compromise their status for back scratches and a fresh plate of pate?.  Fat has become the new normal, with over 50 percent of our domestic cats here in the United States suffering from obesity.  With no need to physically exert themselves for food or stress themselves out to survive in the wild, cats are experiencing human conditions like diabetes, arthritis, and degenerative joint disease.

Few recognize the symptoms of these diseases in cats because they instinctively hide their pain to avoid alerting the enemy they may have a weakness.  As far as one can conduct a successful study of cats, there was such a study done in 2002 in which a surprising number of older cats, 90 percent in fact, had signs of degenerative joint disease.  There was also proof that pointed to a full two-thirds of cats exhibiting arthritis in either their shoulders, hips, elbows, knees, ankles, or all of the above.  Who knew?   

Who?s causing this phenomenon?  For the most part, we are!  When feeding cats, we humans must stop thinking in terms of cups and start thinking mouse size portions.  The size of a mouse or small bird is all the meat and fat a cat needs before curling up for a much deserved nap.  Cats don?t need to be free fed all day.  After all, in the wilderness nobody lines up countless mice for a wild cat?s consumption. They don?t need foods loaded in carbs, sugars, or grains either. So please, stop looking for those sweet treats all wrapped up in fancy packages.  One of the things that differentiate cats from all other mammals on the planet is that they cannot taste sweets.  They are missing what we call the sweet gene.  Joe Brand, with the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, confirms this saying ?They don?t taste sweet the way we do.  They?re lucky.  Cats really have bad teeth as it is.?

Wow?Is that ever an understatement!  It doesn?t take a rocket scientist to attest to this fact, just a few people showing gapping wounds from an angry cat on Facebook or You Tube will do the trick.  Even if your knowledge of cats is limited, most people know that a cat?s bite can result in a pretty serious infection.  What they don?t realize is just how serious!  Since it can be a very testy task to brush a cat?s teeth, cat owners tend to give up on the whole process.  As a result, cats? mouths are little petri dishes, breeding grounds for a wide variety of rather robust bacteria.  Princy N. Kumar, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital?s guru of infectious diseases has confirmed that half of those bitten by cats suffer painful infections that can result in septic shock and bone infections and may even require a hospital visit or extensive surgery.

Cats March to the Beat of a Different Drummer

Many of us are limited by our lack of finances, personal motivation and beliefs, our relationships, and simply our inability to play nice with others.  Not so with cats!  If you?re a cat you can break all the socially acceptable behaviors and still rule over most all other living creatures?including humans.  Why is that?  Some ?cat people? attribute feline superiority to intelligence and physical prowess or confidence and pride. While all these things may be true, cats simply march to the beat of a different drummer.  In fact, you might say they create the drums and hire humans as their own private musicians. 

We cat lovers are known to cater to our cats, even at the sacrifice of our own comfort.  We change our positions in chairs and beds so our cats have the lion?s share of the space.  We empty their half-full food dishes twice a day because kitty thinks it has gone bad and tries to bury the remains.  We pick up their hair balls, sanitize their litter boxes, and excuse their paper shredding as they curl up on our ottomans and watch us do their dirty work with that familiar expression of distain.  They surely must be thinking–How could those silly humans stoop so low?  There is definitely no secret about who?s in charge.

There has been a rash of television shows lately about cats, and they have now attained celebrity status.  This could be a dangerous thing, giving that kind of recognition to the little power mongers.  Of course, they rarely feel powerless, so getting an extra boost of ?I?m all that? doesn?t seem to make much of a difference to a cat?s casual attitude of self-importance.  One of the latest shows on Animal Planet that has gained a big following is called My Cat from Hell.  It?s clear to all of us who let our feline friends own us that cats don?t really come from hell; they have to earn their way there.

Introduction

We?re feline-friendly ?cat people? and proud of it.  We don?t believe cats are distant and aloof; instead, we resonate with their independence.  What people don?t understand, they tend to fear?so this book will explain what ?moves? a cat, besides movement itself that is.  It will answer serious questions, such as: Why are cats so misunderstood?  Are cats capable of sensing the paranormal and supernatural?  What makes cats stare at absolutely nothing?  Okay, perhaps that question isn?t so serious.  Shared stories of heroic cats that have saved people?s lives or stood by them in death will pull at your heartstrings.  It?s all in a day?s work for a cat.

Understanding what motivates these whiskered wonders will let you see things in a whole new perspective.  Reading about the rich and famous who bequeathed millions to their cats, Presidents who shared the White House with their furry friends, and sharing the common ?cat next door? tales, will help readers understand there is no shame in being a cat lover.  Shout it from the rooftops.  Well, that might be a bit over the top. 

Discovering the connection you can have with a cat is a powerful revelation.  Read about how cats protect and defend those they love, and judge and dismiss those they don?t.  Who knows, learning about a cat?s peculiar habits might provide insight into some of your own bizarre behaviors.

 

Top 10 Cutest Cat Breeds

10.  Siamese

 

Siamese cats are incredibly adorable cats with beautiful blue coloured eyes. They are very friendly animals and like to maintain a comfortable relationship with their owners and like to laze in the house. They have the nature like ?Chatty Cathy? and use its body to understand the facial activities and communication of the owners. They have a very sleek and tender body but are very delicate to handle. They are very stubborn and demanding cats and want to keep winning like a baby.

They can be taught tricks like to fetch and retrieve objects, it is easy to train them and even they enjoy doing it.  They can take time to adjust but when they are satisfied, they become the most loyal creatures. They are also very athletic animals and like playing outdoors to build strong bond and loving relationship with the owner. They also like to snuggle with you and your pillow at bedtime. So you will have to be a little patient with your new Siamese cat to develop a unique relationship. It is interesting to note that, you can?t really buy a Siamese cat or own it. They are too independent for it. Feel lucky if one of them owns you! Even Queen Elizabeth II was gifted a Siamese cat as her wedding gift.

 9.  Manx

 This breed of cat is differentiated from others by their lack of a tail or sometimes a small tail like those police dogs but that doesn?t make any difference to their beauty and nature. They are extrovert in nature and enjoy interacting with their master. These cats become a very good friend of yours if you pay attention to them, like all pets they need your time and care to grow into togetherness and companionship. Here?s something about Manx; they are extremely sociable, which makes them comparable to dogs in loyalty and companionship.

 8.  Ragdoll

 These cats have a very soft body and yet can grow up to weigh nearly twenty pounds nevertheless they  are lovable oafs! They are a lazy, don?t like to play around much and are very sensitive in nature. They cannot defend themselves from a dog or any other predator and so they should not be left alone, if you are heading out for work or anything. Ragdolls like to take a limp in the arms of their owner that?s why they are called ?Ragdoll?.

 7.  Persian

 These cats are very lazy and have their bodies covered with huge fur and soft hair so they need proper maintenance. They don?t like to roam around much and prefer the warmth of their basket but they want to be loved and played with. These cats have such beautiful hair that you wouldn?t want to take them out in dirt.

You can find them licking or cleaning their fur themselves. They are much pampered cats and like to be groomed regularly but of course like all cats they stay away from water. They have a very gentle nature and love to be the attention seeker and would do anything to grab spot light when they are with humans. Persians if given proper care along with regular visit to the vet and good nutrition can even live upto fifteen to twenty years!

 6.  Maine Coon

 The Maine Coon, has distinctive features and esteemed skills. They have a prominent ?M? on their brow. They can have polydactyl.  They are very joyful creatures and like to play tricks all the time and will surely surprise you. They get along really well with almost everyone. They keep you entertained by making sound like birds or by playing the ?dead-game?. They are playful animals but are also very loyal towards their masters. And here?s the most interesting fact; unlike all the cats, they like to play in water.

 5. Turkish Angora

 Turkish Angora cats have a silky tail, no undercoat and a balanced body type. Turkish angora cats can have one of more than twenty colors including black, blue, and reddish fur and need regular grooming.These are very intelligent and active cats and like to interact a lot. They have either blue eyes or amber colored eyes and blue eyed are deaf. If they have one blue and one amber eye then the blue side will be deaf. They are also very mischievous cats and need constant attention to stay out of trouble.

 4. Abyssinian

 In ancient Egypt, Abyssinian was seen as Egyptian Gods and was therefore a sacred cat! These cats are very athletic as they can jump or climb very high as compared to other cats. They have a long muscular body with beautiful eyes shaped like almonds. As much as they are active, they can sometimes become destroyers too. They should be kept under care and constant watch if you have to save your precious possessions from being broken or even your food being eaten. The Abyssinian is a breed of domesticated cat with a extraordinary ticked coat. Abyssinian?s are extrovert in nature, active, playful, wistful and intelligent. They are not ?lap cats?, because they are too preoccupied with exploring and playing games.

 3. Bengal

 The Bengal is a breed of fun-loving cats. They have a ?leopard look? or have spots on their skin. They vary in colours from brown to copper or grey. These are very intelligent and active. The Bengal cat has a desirable ?wild? appearance with large spots. These are very energetic cats and like playing, jumping and climbing. They are very sincere in nature and can be trained very easily too. The name ?Bengal cat? was derived from the taxonomic name of the Asian leopard cat, and should not be confused with the more distantly related Bengal tiger.

 2. Himalayan

 The Himalayan breed of cats are very cheeky and beautiful with large round eyes. They are very sensitive and make sweet expressions like small children. They should be regularly brushed and bathed to avoid matting. They are very calm cats and are most likely to have kidney disorders. They have short legs so they cannot jump or climb like other cats do but they are very friendly and sweet-natured cats.

 1.  Munchkin

           The Munchkin is a relatively new breed of cat characterized by their different personality. They like to fight with their companions and even play with them but after all the tiring activities of the day, they need soft hands on them and loads of cuddling and snuggling, just like other cats.

Cats in litter usually have 1-8 kittens.

Cats in litter usually have 1-8 kittens. On average, a cat is capable of giving 2-3 litters a year.

 A cat can have more than 100 kittens for its life.

 The most popular breed of cats in the world is the Persian cat, followed by the Raccoon cat (Maine Coon) and the Siamese cat.

 Only in the US every year more than 35 000 kittens are born. Be sure to castrate or sterilize your pet, if you do not plan to use it as a producer.

One pair of cats and their descendants in 7 years can produce 420,000 kittens.

 Although it is commonly believed that the ancient Egyptians tamed the first cats, the oldest known domestic cat was recently found in a 9,500-year-old grave on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. This is ahead of the mention of a cat in Egyptian art for more than 4000 years.

 In ancient Egypt, when a domestic cat was dying, family members shaved their brows and mourned for it. They also held a funeral, during which they drank wine and beat themselves in the chest. The cat was embalmed and placed in a family tomb or animal cemetery with tiny mummies of mice.

 The smuggling of cats from ancient Egypt was punishable by death.

 People who have pets live longer and are less prone to stress and heart attacks.

 The behavior of most cats at home is similar to behavior in nature.

 A cat kills a moving prey, but not necessarily for food. Understanding that hunting is the extraction of food is an acquired skill.

 How many mice can a cat catch? 28,899! The Scottish tortoise cat Towser (1966 – 1987), for 21 years, killed 28,899 mice. It is about four mice per day, for 21 years.

 The first cat show was held in 1895 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

 The falling cat always acts the same way. First, the head is leveled, then the back, then the legs, and at the end the back arches to soften the landing.

 Sociable cats follow you from room to room to monitor your actions.

 What is the mood of the kitten? You can learn this from his eyes and ears. Learn, read, cat behavior.

 If a cat scratches furniture, try to give this place a scent of lemon or orange. Cats hate these smells.

 Sprinkle an orange or lemon air freshener with a New Year tree if your cat is fond of mountaineering.

 Cats understand the tone of the voice. When talking with cats, remember the tone of the voice. Cats understand when you are angry with them (although they may not show the species).

 The more you talk with cats, the more they talk to you.

 Giraffe, Camel and Cat are the only animals pacers, when walking they have first left legs, and then right. Such walking guarantees speed, agility and silence.

 It is believed that a white cat on the threshold before the wedding is a sign of good luck. In America, white cats are a symbol of luck, black bad luck. We have a sign that black cats protect the house from thieves.

 Although many parts of Europe and North America, a black cat is considered a bad sign, in the UK and Australia meeting with a black cat foreshadows a fortune.

 Cats can distinguish colors. Experiments have shown that cats can distinguish between red and green; Red and blue; Red and gray; Green and blue; Green and gray; Blue and gray; Yellow and blue, and yellow with gray!

 In cats, there is color blindness. Their color blindness is similar to human – the red one seems green to them, and the green one – to red.

 Cats do not distinguish fine details very well.

 To the cats, to see, enough 1 / 6th light is needed by man. Their night vision is amazing. In the dark, the cat’s eye uses even light reflected from the retina.

 Cats can see at a distance of up to 60 meters. Their peripheral vision is approximately 285 degrees.

 The color of the eyes of a kitten can vary with age.

 At birth, kittens do not see or hear. They open their eyes in 7-10 days, and sight and hearing develop in 2 weeks.

 Some Siamese cats mow through the eyes because of the special arrangement of the optic nerves.

 Many experts believe that cats purr while experiencing intense emotion.

 Give the cat water at least once a day. If she refuses to drink, then perhaps from the fact that she smells chlorine or other impurities in the water. Many cats are finicky and can spill bad water from a bottle, just like a person.

 The mustache helps the cat to determine if it will climb through the hole.

 If the cat’s hips protrude farther than the cheeks, then she loses the correctness of perception. Do not be surprised if the cat climbs into the hole in which one part of it does not spread!

 Cats love height. Also love the height of leopards and jaguars, which sleep in the trees. If the cat falls, then its inner ear, which controls the balance, helps it to land on its paws.

 

Cat’s Diet

Many cats love garlic. But since it is harmful to them, keep garlic away from your pets. And also vinegar, coffee, onions and grapes.

 Aspirin presents a deadly threat to cats.

 The life experience that kittens receive during the first two months of their lives has a significant impact on their behavior in later adulthood

 A kitten, born and spent the first months of life in a house (family), where many people where an ebullient life reigns, will quickly and easily become accustomed to changing the situation

 Such traits of character as friendliness and self-confidence, kittens receive from the pope-cat

  Cats prefer food at room temperature, and not served immediately from the refrigerator

 As in nature, cats are competitors to each other when eating food. Therefore, feed your pets (if you have several) from different bowls

  Cats should not be vegetarians, because they need the amino acid arginine, which is found only in meat.

 The toilet tray and bed should not be near the cup with food (in the wild, cats also do not spoil the place where they sleep or eat)

 Cats need controlled territory 10 times more than cats

 Cats love fresh air, so make sure that you have open the windows in your house. And they love to have all the doors open in the house, because Do not stand the closed space

 In the tongue of cats, there are horny hooks that perform the function of comb when they lick the wool

 When cats do not sleep (and they sleep up to 18 hours a day), then 30% of their time they use to care for themselves

 Cats smell 14 times stronger than humans; they perceive sounds in the range of 50-60 kHz (the dog is about 40 kHz, the person is 20 kHz), and they themselves produce up to 100 different sounds (dogs – up to 10)

  Cats do not distinguish between small objects very well, so they may not see a tidbit right in front of their noses. It is best to see cats at a distance of 75 cm to 2-6 m

 The cat has, on the average, 12 movable tendrils on each side of the muzzle. At the base of the mustache (scientifically vibrating) there are a large number of nerve endings, so it uses them to obtain information about everything that surrounds it – about objects, wind, temperature, etc. If the cat is removed from the mustache, it may not orientate well in space, for example, it is difficult to hunt and generally feel insecure.

 Cats rub against a person to “smash” other people’s smells. The smell comes from the glands that are between the eye and the ear and at the base of the tail.

 Cats are irreplaceable for human?s animals. According to doctors, the presence of a cat in the house can even prevent a heart attack: just pet your pet, and your pressure will drop and anger will subside. Also, families with cats are always easier to endure stresses and crisis situations and communicate more often with each other.

 The number of cats in America reached almost 68 million in 1996. According to the magazine “American Demographics” they commit 200 million yawns per hour, and sleep 425 million times a day!

 According to the University of Lyon (France) in the world there are about 400 million domestic cats. The palm is given to Australia, where there are 9 cats per 10 inhabitants.

 On the Asian continent, the first place after Indonesia, there is more than 30 million furry animals, and in Europe – behind France, whose inhabitants have 8 million cats in their care. However, there are countries, for example Peru, Gabon, where the domestic cat is almost never found.

 In the world, 25% of breeders dry cats after bathing with a hair dryer.

 A cat, hunting for mice, saves up to 10 tons of grain a year. In England, cats are used to protect granaries and other food stores; they are officially put on allowance. Cats also protect books from mice and other relics of the British Museum. And in Austria, a cat who served in the protection of warehouses for several years, put a lifetime pension, issued by milk, meat and broth.

 Calico and tortoiseshell colors are found only in cats.

 If the cat is near you, and her tail is shaking – this is the greatest feeling of love that she can express. When the tail begins to fall, then the mood has changed – you can move away, she will not be offended.

 Cats wag their tails when faced with a choice, with one wish blocking the other. For example, if a cat is standing in a doorway and wants to exit, and it’s raining outside, the tail will swing because of an internal conflict. The cat wants to go out, but does not want to get wet. As soon as she decides (stay at home, or go out in the rain), the tail will immediately stop swinging.

 With pleasure, cats release and draw their claws, spreading their fingers.

 Domestic cats – this is the only kind of cat, able to keep the tail upright when walking. All wild cats keep their tails horizontally or between their legs.

 A cat loves the owner and can read his mood. If you are sad or tense, you may notice a change in your cat’s behavior.

 Do not take a kitten or a cat for the scruff. Only cats can do this without harm, and only with their kittens.

 

Cats very rarely meow on other cats

Cats very rarely meow on other cats, usually only on people. The cat will most likely snort, purr or hiss at other cats.

 The back of the cat is very flexible, because it has 53 freely adhering vertebrae. People are only 34.

 Approximately 1/3 of the owners of cats believe that pets are able to read their thoughts.

 All cats hide claws in a state of rest, except for the cheetah.

 Most cats were short-haired until about 100 years ago, experiments with breeding and crossing breeds were introduced into fashion.

 Cats have 32 muscles controlling the outer ear (in humans there are only 6). Therefore, cats can turn their ears 180 degrees.

 Cats have about 20 155 hair per square centimeter.

 The most difficult cat, recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, was Himmy from Queensland, Australia. He weighed 21 kg and died at the age of 10 years.

  The oldest cat recorded in the Guinness Book of Records was Crème Puff from Austin, Texas, who lived from 1967 to August 6, 2005, and died three days after his thirty-eighth birthday. Cats usually live up to 20 years, which is equivalent to 96-year-old human age.

 In Scotland, there is a commemorative tower in honor of a cat named Tauser, who caught almost 30,000 mice in his life.

  Cats were brought to North and South America by Europeans in the 1750s to fight pests.

  The first cat exhibition in history was organized in 1871 in London. Later, cat shows became popular all over the world.

  The first famous cartoon cat was the cat Felix, who appeared in 1919.

 The cat has 230 bones in the body (in humans only 206). The cat does not have a clavicle, so it can crawl into any hole the size of its head.

 The surface of the nose in cats is as unique as fingerprints in humans.

 The heart of a cat beats almost twice as fast as a human (from 110 to 140 beats per minute).

  Cats do not have sweat glands all over the body, like humans do. They sweat only through their paws.

  In just seven years, one pair of cats and their descendants can produce a total of 420,000 kittens.

  An adult cat has 30 teeth. Kittens have 26 milk teeth, which drop out at the age of six months.

 A cat named Dusty set a record for the number of offspring. During her life she gave birth to 420 kittens.

 Cats are very sensitive to vibration. They can feel the tremors of an earthquake 10 to 15 minutes earlier than humans.

   Unlike dogs, cats almost did not change during the process of domestication.

   The claws on the hind legs of the cat are not as sharp as on the forelegs.

   The richest cat in the world, Blackie, inherited 15 million pounds sterling from her master, Ben Rea.

 

Cat’s Fact

Every year about four million cats eat in Asia.

 Unlike dogs, cats do not have a sweet tooth. Scientists believe that this is due to a mutation in one of the key receptors of taste.

 The cat can not climb the tree upside down due to the claw device. In order to descend from the tree, she must retreat, backing behind.

  The cat’s brain is biologically closer to the human than the dog’s brain. For emotions in cats are responsible for the same parts of the brain as in humans.

 In the world live more than 500 million domestic cats; there are about 40 different breeds.

 In order to sew a coat, you need about 24 cat skins.

 Although it is commonly believed that the ancient Egyptians tamed the first cats, the oldest known domestic cat was recently found in a 9,500-year-old grave on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. This is ahead of the mention of a cat in Egyptian art for more than 4000 years.

 At the time of the Spanish Inquisition, Pope Innocent VIII recognized cats as assistants to the devil, and thousands of cats were burned. Unfortunately, the mass killing of cats led to a sharp increase in the population of rats, which aggravated the consequences of the “Black Death” (plague epidemic).

  The first cat, who visited space, was a French cat named Felicette (that is, Astrocat). In 1963 France launched it into space. Electrodes implanted in the cat’s brain sent neurological signals back to Earth. Astrocat survived this flight safely.

  A group of words related to a cat (catt, cath, chat, katze) come from the Latin “catus“, meaning “domestic cat”, in contrast to “feles“, that is, “wild cat”.

  According to the Jewish legend, Noah prayed to God, asking him to protect the food on the ark from the rats. In response, God caused the lion to sneeze, and a cat jumped out of it.

 The cat can move at a maximum speed of about 50 km / h for short distances.

          Cats rub against people not only from affection, but also to mark the territory with the smell of glands located around the muzzle. Also, the smell marks the areas near the cat’s tail and paws.

 Scientists do not know exactly how the cat purrs. Most veterinarians believe that the cat purrs vibrations of the vocal cords deep in the throat. For this, the muscles of the larynx open and close the air passage about 25 times per second.

 In ancient Egypt, when a domestic cat was dying, family members shaved their brows and mourned for it. They also held a funeral, during which they drank wine and beat themselves in the chest. The cat was embalmed and placed in a family tomb or animal cemetery with tiny mummies of mice.

 In 1888, more than 300,000 mummified cats were found in Egyptian cemeteries. They were removed from the fabric and taken to England and the US for use as a fertilizer.

  Most cats give birth in litter from one to nine kittens. In the largest known litter there were 19 kittens, of which 15 survived.

  The smuggling of cats from ancient Egypt was punishable by death.

 The early ancestors of modern cats lived about 30 million years ago. Scientists called them “Proailurus”, which in Greek means “first cat”. A group of animals, to which modern cats belong, appeared about 12 million years ago.

 The largest wild cat for today is the Amur tiger. It can grow more than 3.6 m in length (the size of a small car) and weigh up to 320 kg.

  The smallest wildcat for today is the Blackfoot Cat. Female it is less than 50 cm in length and can weigh only 1.2 kg.

 Although many parts of Europe and North America, a black cat is considered a bad sign, in the UK and Australia meeting with a black cat foreshadows a fortune.

 The most popular breed of cats in the world is the Persian cat, followed by the Raccoon cat (Maine Coon) and the Siamese cat.

 Some Siamese cats mow through the eyes because of the special arrangement of the optic nerves.

 There is a breed of cats that like to swim. The wool of Turkish Van, a breed bred in Central Asia, has a unique texture that makes it waterproof.

 The most expensive cat in the world named Little Nicky cost her owner $ 50,000. She is a clone of his former cat, died of old age.

  The cat has about 12 mustaches on each side of the muzzle.

 Cat’s vision is both better and worse than human. Better – because cats are much better seen in the dark and have a wider angle of peripheral vision. Worse – because they do not distinguish colors the way people do. For example, grass seems to cats red.

  In Spanish-Jewish folklore there is a parable that Adam’s first wife, Lilith, turned into a black vampire cat sucking the blood of sleeping babies. Perhaps, it is this fact that led to the belief that a cat can strangle a sleeping baby or “suck” its breath.

  The most famous comic cat in literature is the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Due to his ability to disappear, this mysterious character personifies magic and witchcraft historically associated with cats.

  In the original Italian version of “Cinderella,” the good fairy godmother was a cat.

 At the Dutch embassy in Moscow, the staff noticed that two Siamese cats started mewing and scratching the walls of the building from time to time. Their owners finally decided to find out what the matter was, thinking that they would find mice. Instead, they found hidden in the walls of microphones of Russian spies. Cats heard the microphones when they were turned on.

 The ability of cats to find their way home is called “psi-travel”. According to experts, cats either determine their location by the angle of sunlight, or cats have magnetized cells in the brain that act like a compass.

  The jaws of the cat do not move from side to side, so the cat can not chew large pieces of food.

 

What do cat do?

Cats can drink sea water. The kidneys of cats are able to filter out the salt.

 Cats hear ultrasound. Through the ultrasound many animals communicate. For example, it?s rodents and dolphins. Human ears can not catch ultrasound.

 Kittens grow only in a dream. Kittens sleep much, because their body produces growth hormone only in a dream.

 Cats sleep most of their life. On average, cats daily spend 2/3 of their time sleeping. This means that by the age of 9 the cat is in a waking state for only three years of its life.

 Cats can voice over 100 sounds. Dogs publish only 10.

 Cats purr at the same frequency as the diesel engine idling.

 Cats are not the only animals that can purr. This specific sound can also be produced by proteins, lemurs, elephants and even gorillas.

 A cat can jump up to 5 times its height.

 Cats can not chew large chunks of food, because their jaw is unable to move from side to side because of the structure.

 Many cats do not have eyelashes.

 Kittens begin to dream about the age of 1 week.

 Cats, as a rule, are right handed, and cats are left-handed.

 Among the owners of cats, 17% more people with a scientific degree.

 Cats do not feel sweet taste.

 Men who have cats are considered happier in love.

 The cat’s brain is like a human brain. For emotions in cats are responsible for the same areas as in humans.

 Cats rub against people to mark them as their territory.

 Excessive love for cats is called ailurophilia.

 Cats in their hosts reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack by a third.

 Basically, cats have a lower social IQ than dogs, but can solve more complex cognitive tasks when they are interested.

 Cats often have lactose intolerance, so stop giving them milk!

 In cartoons lie: cats are better not to feed raw fish.

 Isaac Newton is credited with the invention of the cat’s door.

 Murmuring cats can be a method of self-healing, and at the same time a sign of nervousness, as well as satisfaction.

 There is a connection between the rumbling of the domestic cat and the acceleration of recovery of bones and muscles. The frequency of the mumble of a domestic cat is at what speed the muscles and bones repair themselves.

 The length of the largest cat is 1.2319 meters.

 Cats can change their “meow” to manipulate a person. They often mimic the voice of a child when they need food, for example.

 In cats, more than 20 muscles are responsible for the movement of the ears.

 Now in the world live more than 500 million domestic cats. The most “cat-like” country is Australia: there are 9 cats for 10 people.

 The oldest video with cats, placed on YouTube, was filmed in 1894.

 Approximately 1/3 of the owners of cats believe that pets are able to read their thoughts.

 A cat named Dusty set a record for the number of offspring. During her life she gave birth to 420 kittens.

 Adult cats have 30 teeth. Kittens have 26 temporary, which fall to 6 months.

 For 15 years, the mayor of the city of Talkitna, Alaska, was a cat named Stubbs.

 Another cat ran for the mayor of Mexico City in 2013.

 Abraham Lincoln kept four cats in the White House.

 In the original Italian version of Cinderella, the good fairy godmother was a cat.

 In Scotland there is a commemorative tower in honor of a cat named Towser, who caught almost 30,000 mice in his life.

 In the Middle Ages cats were associated with black magic, and on St. John’s Day, people across Europe burned them at the stake.

 In many parts of Europe and North America, a black cat is considered a bad sign, and in the United Kingdom and Australia it means luck.

 The surface of the nose in cats is as unique as fingerprints in humans.

 If a cat leaves its shit uncovered, then this is a sign of aggression, so you know: it is not afraid of you.

 Usually a cat has five fingers on its front paws and four on the back, unless it is multi-fingered.

 Multi-fingered cats are sometimes called “Hemingway cats” because the author loved them very much.

 Cats lick themselves to stop smelling as a person.

 One of the legends claims that cats were created when a lion snorted on Noah’s Ark, and two kittens came out of the sneeze.

 In ancient Egypt, when a domestic cat was dying, family members shaved their eyebrows and mourned for it.

 Cats use their vibrissae to find out whether they can squeeze or not.

 Cats sweat only through their paw pads.

 Domestic cat runs faster than Usain Bolt.

 Cats recognize your voice, but prefer to ignore it.

 The cat can not climb the tree upside down due to the claw device. In order to descend from the tree, she must retreat, backing behind.

 Cat sight is both better and worse than human. Cats perfectly see in the dark, but do not distinguish colors.

 Cats are able to travel a great distance to get to the house.

 In the largest known litter there were 19 kittens, of which 15 survived.

 The Egyptians called cats – mau.

 In the world there are cats that survived the fall from a height of 230 meters.

 Cats store a thousand times more information than the iPad.

 They are really cool creatures!