Fascinating Facts About Cats That Even Crazy Cat Ladies Don’t Know
Here kitty, kitty! Cats we love their independent nature, their standoffish attitude and their cute little faces. Our pussy cats really make our world go around and without these furry friends many of our lives wouldn’t be the same. But did you know there are some interested and fascinating facts about cats that even the craziest cat ladies didn’t know. We’ll check these out. They’ll give you something to purr about.
Smart as can be and just as stubborn. Cats are known for their independent nature but rest assured these feline friends of ours want what they want when they want it. If it’s love then they’ll adoringly hop on your lap and purr. Sometimes they purr so loud it sounds like a motor boat. Other times they hiss at you and run off like they don’t know you at all. Either way, one thing is for sure…if you are a cat person.
Cat Scents Makes Sense: The famous author Charles Dickens wrote, “What greater gift than the love of a cat!” Cats can be smelly that’s for sure but their little cute noses know how to mark their territory and let you know who is the boss. If you think your little furry friend is rubbing up against you to show her affection, think again! She is leaving her scent on you so friend and foe will know you belong to her.
Cats Are Adored: Cats are much more than meets the cat’s eye. Way back in history the Egyptians adored them and thought of them of Gods. Maybe that is why they enjoy being adored and in charge of their human owners today. An Egyptian god, Bastet was given the title, goddess of cats. She loved cats so much that she was depicted as having a woman’s body with a cat’s head. That’s crazier than a cat on a hot tin roof!
Head of the Cat Class: Some would say that dogs are smarter than cats, but experts say a cat’s cerebral cortex, the part of the brain that handles cognitive information procession has 300 million , yes that’s million, neurons and doggies only have 160 million. And cat’s have a longer and stronger memory than Fido. Sorry all you dog trainers out there…we had to let that information out of the smarty cat bag!
Two is company, Three is a Clowder!: Did you know that a group of cats is called a clowder? Not a crowd, but a clowder! Oh, how cute kittens are when they arrive in their litter. It makes you wonder when the litter becomes a clowder. And cats outnumber dogs as the favorite pet in America. You’ve heard about crazy cat ladies. They live to have a number of cats around them, a clowder to care for, a litter to love.
Cat Nappin’ The Day Away: Talk about when you snooze you lose! Cats are naturally nocturnal and known to sleep more than 70 percent of their lives…just think about it that’s a whopping lot of snoozing especially when you have 9 lives! And most of the sleeping is in the day. They prowl around at night without the light thanks to their exceptional night vision, and have just as much as a good time with you or without you!
Here’s to A Hissy Fit: Cats, being the smarty puss in boots that they are communicate through their purrs, their hisses and other sounds they commonly make. It makes purr-fect sense to them but we don’t pay much attention to it until they throw a hissy fit or two. Actually a cat’s purr is a self healing sound to ease their nerves. It helps their human friends too.
A Purrfect Love Connection: Some research says that guys who are cat owners are luckier in love than their dog counterparts. They say they are more sensitive. Who knows about that but one thing is for sure, cats, especially kittens are cute and can be love magnets.
Cream of The Crop: No more milk for the kitty please. Cats are lactose intolerant and it makes their kitty tummy hurt. They can’t taste sweetness with their cute little tongues anyway. So remember when you have the urge to share some cream, give her some cat nip or water instead. Now that’s the cat’s meow!
Tales of Tails: Most cat lovers will agree that we all have a furry love affair with the our cats. Sayings like, when the cat’s away the mice will play,” “cat got your tongue?” and others as well as books and movies and even heroes like The Cat in The Hat and even Cat Woman are named in their honor. This has so much to do with their shrewd personality their independent personality and their beauty.
Fat Cat! The term Fat Cat is meant for people who have lots of money to cat around with. Well, this is a true story about a 94 year old woman who left her entire $13 million dollar fortune to her pussy, Tommaso. That’s enough money for plenty of kitty toys, cat nip and cattin around for a 9 lives lifetime!
Mayor With Whiskers: Stubbs the cat is a famous kitty indeed. He is the top cat, the fat cat, the celebrity cat and he’s in a pussy in charge. He’s the mayor of Alaska and the town loves him. Keep up the good work, Stubbs!
High Jumper: A cat has nine lives we know but it can also jump up to six lengths of his body. They are pretty amazing, indeed. That comes in handy when you’re hunting for that perfect mouse, or running from that stupid barking dog!