Saturday, March 6, 2010

All about cats...

I have two cats in my home, Honey and Baby Boo. Honey is as sweet
and docile as can be. Boo is a mean bruiser. They are both rescued cats.
They have never warmed up to each other after five years. Honey is
almost 11 and Boo is five. They live at opposite sides of my home and
only meet for feedings and when they are wanting some attention or
loving. Fights very often ensue. Meet my two hearts...

I have 15 cat facts that you may not know. Most were knew to me.
I found this at
The Cat's Meow. Do you have a pet? I would love to
hear all about your furry friend in my comments section!

15 Cat Facts

1. Cats lose almost as much fluid in the saliva while grooming
themselves as they do through urination.
2. Charles A. Lindbergh left his kitten, Patsy, at home in 1927 when he
made his famous transatlantic flight because it was “too dangerous
a journey” to risk her life. But a kitten named Jazz crossed the
Atlantic on the first dirigible flight from England to America.
3. Bouhaki, the earliest cat name on record, dates back to Egyptian
writings of 2000 B.C. In the hieroglyphs of that period,
bou signified “house” and “hak” was the symbol for “divine ruler.”
4. In ancient Egypt, entire families were forced by law to shave their
eyebrows as a sign of mourning when the family cat died.
5. There are approximately 60,000 hairs per square inch on the back of
a cat and about 120,000 per square inch on its underside.
6. The largest litter ever documented was produced by a
Burmese/Siamese mother. There were 19 kittens in
the litter.
7. Besides smelling with their noses, cats can smell with an
additional organ called the vomeronasal organ (or
Jacobson’s organ), located in the upper surface
of the mouth
8. Sir Isaac Newton is credited with the invention of the
cat flap-door.
9. Cat’s ears can be rotated because they are connected
to thirty (30) muscles. There are only six (6) muscles
connecting human ears – we can’t rotate ours.
10. The first modern cat show, featuring two dozen show classes,
was held in London in 1871.
11. At top speed, a domestic cat can run over 30 mph.
12. A cat named Towser eliminated 28,899 mice while she was
employed by the Glenturret Distillery near Crieff,
Tayside, Scotland.
13. Every cat’s nose pad, or nose leather, has unique characteristics.
Just as no two humans have the same fingerprints,
it’s a fact that no two feline noseprints are ever alike.
14. Both humans and cats have identical regions in the brain
responsible for emotion.
15. Back in the late 1940s in Buenos Aires, a black female cat
climbed a 40 foot tree where she resided for six years.
Her name was Mincha and she wasn’t lonely for
companionship. She had three litters while living in the tree.
The local Argentineans fed her by putting her food on poles.


  1. How interesting! Thanks Val..


  2. I heard that when cats go out they meet up with other cats and share notes about the humans. Is that true?


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