I really can’t explain it, but ever since I was a little kid, I absolutely love animals. In particular, I love cats (No offense to dogs! I also love them, but I prefer cats more). There is no specific reason why I have come to love these wonderful creatures, but I guess one reason would be that they can relieve you from your stress whenever you pet them. Another good reason is that cats are very good mice hunters as well as these felines can easily be taken care of at home.
Are you a cat lover? If so, I would like to share you some wonderful facts about cats you might not know. Since there are quite many of them, I would just have to divide them in separate posts. Please note that these are not in particular order.
- A quarter of cat owners blow-dry their cats after bathing them.
- Abraham Lincoln loved cats. He had 4 of them while he lived in the White House. Abraham Lincoln’s cat, Tabby, was the first of several White House cats.
- Siamese cats originated in Siam-modern day Thailand. Legend has it that they were the companions of kings and priests and that they guarded temples. Some trace Siamese origins to Egypt and Burma, but many dispute this idea. Siamese were first brought to England in the late 1800s.
- The first Siamese cat brought to the United States was a gift to President Rutherford B. Hayes.
- According to one legend, the “M” marking on the forehead of the Tabby Cat was created by the prophet Mohammed as he rested his hand lightly on the brow of his favorite cat, a Tabby.
- Adult cats with no health problems are in deep sleep 15% of their lives. They are in light sleep 50% of the time.
- Ailurophobia is the fear of cats. Julius Caesar, Henry II, Charles XI, and Napoleon all suffered from this and would nearly faint in the presence of a cat.
- All cats are born with blue eyes.
- All cats are members of the family Felidae. Interestingly enough, the cat family split from the other mammals at least 40,000,000 years ago, making them one of the oldest mammalian families.
- Americans spend more on cat food than on baby food.
Have you learned something new about our feline friends with this post?
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