July 16th 2011 3:02 pm
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We are still having puter problems, well, conection problems. Its hit and miss when we can get on.
Been a quiet couple of days, wet yeesturday and today I sat next to dad most of the day, watching Tour de France. Mom haas beenn sleeping most of the day as shes feeling very tierd.
So I though it was time to stimulate our owners brains withh some facts and triva!!!!
A group of adult cats is known as a clowder or a pounce. A group of kittens is a kindle, a litter, or an intrigue!
Cats were so loved by the Egyptians that they sometimes mummified a mouse to accompany the cat into the afterworld.
The small patch of white fur on a cat's chest is known as a "locket".
Cats are the sleepiest of all mammals. If you total up all the cat naps, your cat sleeps about 16 hours a day!
Cats offer sandpaper kisses due to tiny knobs called papillae on the surface of their tongues. They are shaped like backward hooks and are designed to hold food and to provide the abrasiveness cats need for good grooming.
Cats do walk differently from dogs! Cats, along with giraffes and camels, are the only animals with a gait in which front and hind legs move together first on one side, then on the other. Cats also are the only clawed creatures that walk on their claws rather than their paw pads. Cats are frequently born with six or more toes on one paw.
Cats’ whiskers, so long and stiff, should never be trimmed. Cats use their whiskers to find their way in the dark, determine whether or not he/she can get into or out of a tight place, and a host of other navigation tasks. (Blizzards must be huge!!!)
Cats can’t really see in the dark and their daytime vision is best described as “fair” – but they can see better than their human families in semidarkness. Their eyes don’t really shine in the dark, either. Cats’ eyes contain highly reflective cells that collect light from very dim sources. When you flash a light on a cat in the darkness, these reflective cells make it appear that their eyes are glowing. Long thought to be color-blind, recent studies indicate that cats can distinguish between some basic colors when these colors are paired.
A cat’s hearing rates as one of the sharpest in all the animal kingdom. If you cat is always waiting for you at the door, the reason is that he or she can hear your footsteps from hundreds of feet away.
A domestic cat has eighteen claws: five on each of its front paws and four on each of its back paws.
People who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.
Cats love to chew on grass, catnip, cat-thyme, parsley or sage.
More to follow tomorrow
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Why I's ought to......... HRUMPH!!!
We LOVE to hear all the many things that make kitties unique!!!
Hope you can get your 'puter straightened out soon! Luv, Tink
p.s. I think Blizzard has GPS devices in his whiskers. I'm jealous.
actually cats walk on their toes. not all cats like catnip some have recation some dont. cats also use their tounges to drink water.
Blizz, it's a good thing!! MOL!
Blizz, anybody tell you you are way to sensitive about things. I mean dang take a chill pill. It's Tink! we are talking about. She's not mean to anybody but me.
Sorry bout the puper problems. My meowmy is tired a lot too. Cool kitty facts!
That was interesting stuff - I like the calling a group of kittens an intrigue!
ah, what fascinating cat facts! The Tour De France? Is the Catfather in a basket on the front bike, traveling along?
Please tell your mommy that our mommy here is thinking of her. Our mommy is tired, but has to get up and go to work, so when she comes home, alot of the time she and daddy fall alseep outside with the others...including that RB!!! And I have to wait for them to come to bed so I can snuggle with them.
We are thinking of you and your whole clowder here....tell your mommy that all is well, and that we send her little cat nuzzles of friendship and good health. Rowrt!
Natalie, if I's was in a basket on da bike, The last place we'd bees is in front!! ( I's not aerodynamic!!! Hangs head)
A group of kittens is a Kindle? Are you sure? Mom has this square plastic thingy that she stares at and she says that is her Kindle. That thing doesn't meow and doesn't have fur either.