Friday, February 14, 2014

2/14/2014

Good morning!  It finally stopped snowing,  YEAH!!  Temps supposed to be in the high 40's today so we should have this mess melting away.


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Fascinating Fun Feline Facts
Written by Jill Anne Sparapany




A group of cats is called a clowder.

Domestic cats can run up to 30 miles/hour for short distances and jump up to five times their own height.

Black cats are considered to be lucky in Britain and Australia.

Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat flap (cat door) to prevent the comings and goings of his cat “Spithead” from interrupting his light sensitive experiments.

The oldest breed of domestic cat is the Egyptian Mau. In fact, “Mau” is the Egyptian word for cat.

A cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.

Cats usually have 12 whiskers on each side of their face.

When a family cat died in ancient Egypt, family members would mourn by shaving off their eyebrows. They also held elaborate funerals during which they drank wine and beat their breasts. The cat was embalmed with a sculpted wooden mask and the tiny mummy was placed in the family tomb or in a pet cemetery with tiny mummies of mice.

Holy Furballs, Batman! Cats have about 130,000 hairs per square inch (20,155 hairs per square centimeter).

A cat almost never meows at another cat, mostly just humans. Cats typically will spit, purr, and hiss at other cats.

In the 1750s, Europeans introduced cats into the Americas to control pests.

A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human has 206. A cat has no collarbone, so it can fit through any opening the size of its head.

Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat only through their paws.  When cats are anxious, for example, during a vet exam, they get ‘sweaty paws’.

The most traveled cat is Hamlet, who escaped from his carrier while on a flight. He hid for seven weeks behind a pane. By the time he was discovered, he had traveled nearly 373,000 miles (600,000 km).

Cats are extremely sensitive to vibrations. Cats are said to detect earthquake tremors 10 or 15 minutes before humans can.


Unlike dogs, cats do not have a sweet tooth. You cannot bribe them with a cookie!





BOXES


Thank you for the gifts from our Amazon wish list   

http://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH

& Second wish list:    http://blindcatrescue.com/wishlist.htm 




Thank you Angelika Conner for the dish soap!
Thank you Thomas Powers for the food!
Thank you Kimberly Ann Bennett for the bowls!
Thank you Carol Connell-Cannon for the foods!
Thank you Joan Siffert for the activity toy, towels, trash bags and food!











THERE  WILL be boxes tonight at 6:30 pm EST


Please help the blind cats win in TWO contests, both daily votes:

1. http://www.shopforyourcause.com/voting-challenge (category LARGE RESCUE Shelter, Blind Cat )


2. http://www.shelterchallenge.com/ 


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