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.
- Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year.
- An adult cat has 30 teeth and around 12 whiskers.
- Ancient Egyptians believed that “Bast” or “Bastet” was the mother of all cats on Earth. They also believed that cats were sacred animals.
- Black cat superstitions originated in America. In Asia and England, a black cat is considered lucky.
- Both humans and cats have identical regions in the brain responsible for emotion.
- In cats, the calico and tortoiseshell coats are sex-linked traits. All cats displaying these coats are female… or occasionally sterile males.
- Calico cats are nearly always female.
- Cardinal Richelieu was so fond of cats that he shared his home with 14 of them. Specially-appointed attendants cared for them, and upon his death, the Cardinal left all his worldly wealth to his feline companions.
- Cat families usually play best in even numbers. Cats and kittens should be acquired in pairs whenever possible.
- Cat scratch disease, a benign but sometimes painful disease of short duration, is caused by a bacillus. Despite its name, the disease can be transmitted by many kinds of scratches besides those of cats.
Have you learned something new about our feline friends with this post?
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