Cat Facts to make you Purr out loud!

Cats are capable of 100 different sounds, their furry counterparts, dogs, are capable of 10!  Maybe that is why cats are such great communicators!  Cats also show their affection by their actions.  All cat lovers have woken up to gifts left by their feline companions whether it is a mouse, a bird, a snake, their favorite toy or your socks! 

Cats sleep 12 – 16 hours a day and when they are not sleeping, they are dedicated to self-grooming.  A cat can spend up to 30% of their waking time maintaining their fur and keeping themselves clean and healthy.  A cat’s sense of smell is 14 times stronger than ours making their hunting skills all that much better.  You can trust that your cat will never hunt down your doughnuts or chocolate as cats do not have the tastebuds necessary to taste sweet.  Who knew?

The phrase “cats have 9 lives” is related to feline lore all the way back to the ancient Egyptians, who revered and even worshipped cats. A common myth says that the sun god Ra, who took the shape of the “Great Tomcat” or Mau during his visits to the underworld, engendered eight other gods—thus representing nine lives in one. 

Cats always landing on their feet is known as the “righting reflex”.  All cats from wild to domestic felines possess this unique ability to twist their bodies in mid-air and land on their feet.  Cats use their highly sensitive whiskers to better navigate their surroundings and can even sense changes in air currents.

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