Thursday, April 17, 2014


Fun Feline Facts
By Jill Anne Sparapany

Dogs have a sweet tooth – Cats do not. Scientists think this is related to a mutation in a key taste receptor of their DNA.

Female cats tend to be right pawed and male cats are more often left pawed. 90% of humans are right handed, while 10% are lefties and tend to be male.

The first cat in space was not in science fiction! Felicette, a French cat, was sent into outer space in 1963 by France. Brain electrodes sent neurological signals back to Earth. She survived the trip and was a.k.a. “Astrocat”.

Domestic cats hate lemons and other citrus scents.

Julius Caesar, Henri II, Charles XI and Napoleon were all afraid of cats.

The cat’s brain is biologically more similar to the human brain than it is to a dog’s. Interestingly, both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains responsible for emotions.

Some Siamese cats appear cross-eyed because the nerves from the left side of the brain go to mostly the right eye and the nerves from the right side of the brain go mostly to the left eye. This causes some double vision because not all the nerves go to the opposite side of the brain. By ”crossing” its eyes, the cat tries to correct the double vision.

A cat cannot climb head first down a tree because the claws would be pointing upward and would not be able to hold the cat onto the tree. So to get down from a tree, the cat must back down.

Cats are the only animals that purr. They can purr at around 26 cycles per second, which is the same frequency as an idling diesel engine. So how do we sleep when our cats are purring beside us – because it’s the frequency of the sound waves, not the volume of them!

There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world and 40 recognized breeds.

When cats are happy or pleased, they squeeze their eyes shut.

Every cat’s nose pad is unique and has a different nose print, just like a human’s fingerprints are unique to every person.

Cats sleep 16 hours per day. When cats are asleep, they are still alert to incoming stimuli. So don’t poke the tail of a sleeping cat!

Americans will spend more on cat food this year than baby food. Well, they are our babies!

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Thank you for all the wonderful gifts 
you have sent from our Amazon wish list!!

Amazon does not tell us how to contact you to personally thank you.  We hope you know how very grateful we are to all of you that care so much about the blind, FIV+ & FELV+ cats!!

Thank you Jean Edwards and Twinklestar for the freshstep!
Thank you Katelyn Zimmerman for the Gain and food!
Thank you Chris Loiland for the food!
Thank you Susan Hickman for the boxes of freshstep!

                                           Thank you Meg Plimpton for the foods!
Thank you Carol Benway for the food and trash bags!
Thank you Joseph Bove for the sponges and toys!!
Thank you Stanley Crowder and Happy Birthday Grandma! for the trashbags, litter, toys and Foods!

Thank you Adrienne Mullins for the freshstep!
Thank you Rosamond Breslin & Tom & Romy coco for the freshstep!
Thank you Karin Burns for all the foods and toys!
Thank you Laura Leslie for the fish bed!
Thank you Sailendra Reddy for the camera!!

Thank you Sarah Otto for the crinkle chute!
Thank you Jessica Cissell for the freshstep!
Thank you Johanna Grasso for the foods!
Thank you Louise Brown for the catnip toys and trashbags!
Thank you James Maxwell for the camera!
Thank you unnamed for the foods!