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12 Facts About Cats

1. It has been scientifically proven that owning cats is good for our health and can decrease the occurrence of high blood pressure and other illnesses.

2. A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.

3. Cats are some of the smartest animals and can interpret a human’s mood and feelings.

4. Cats, like humans, are either right or left handed.

5. Cats groom each other as a sign of affection and caring for each other. A cat will sometimes wash its favorite human’s hair because it’s demonstrating love and affection towards them.  *Pixie does this all the time to the boys.  She will sit and clean my dad’s hair for 20 minutes if she’s in a loveable mood.  For us girls, our hair is too long for her to clean without choking on it, so she’ll clean our faces.

6. When a cats rubs up against you, the cat is marking you with it’s scent claiming ownership.

7. The nose pad of a cat is ridged in a pattern that is unique, just like the fingerprint of a human.

8. Cats hate the water because their fur does not insulate well when it’s wet.

9. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.


10. A falling cat will always right itself in a precise order. First the head will rotate, then the spine will twist and the rear legs will align, then the cat will arch its back to lessen the impact of the landing.

11. Purring does not always indicate that a cat is happy. Cats will also purr loudly when they are distressed or in pain.

12. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.










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