Thursday, May 24, 2007

13 Facts

1. Cats lick people as a sign of affection.

2. In ancient Egypt, killing a cat was a crime punishable by death.

3. Besides smelling with their nose, cats can smell with an additional organ called the Jacobson's organ, located in the upper surface of the mouth.

4. The chlorine in fresh tap water irritates sensitive parts of the cat's nose. Let tap water sit for 24 hours before giving it to a cat.

5. A large majority of white cats with blue eyes are deaf. White cats with only one blue eye are deaf only in the ear closest to the blue eye. White cats with orange eyes do not have this disability.

6. One female cat can give birth to as many as 420 kittens in her lifetime, amd each of those kittens can do the same after reaching maturity.

7. If you do not respond when your cat talks to you, it will soon lose the urge to communicate with you.

8. Cats are able to hear sounds that move faster than 45,000 hertz. They could hear the sound of a bat.

9. A little vegetable oil daily will help to prevent fur-balls and bring a shine to your cat's coat.

10. If you do not respond when your cat talks to you, it will soon lose the urge to communicate with you.

11. Cats sometimes have a hard time accepting a new cat because cats don't usually crave companionship in quite the same way a dog does.

12. The chlorine in fresh tap water irritates sensitive parts of the cat's nose. Let tap water sit for 24 hours before giving it to a cat.

13. Among other tasks, cats can be taught to use a toilet, come, sit, beg, eat with their paws, heel, jump through a hoop, play a piano, play dead, roll over, open a door, hide food in boxes, shake, and fetch.

11 comments:

Lux said...

Mom says she lives for the day when we all learn to use the toilet.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We won't us da toilet, der is water in der!

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Grate list!

FInny & Buddy

Daisy said...

I learned a lot from you today! I make a funny face when I smell with the Jacobson's organ.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Very interesting facts. I think all cat's should get bottled or filtered water. Who wants water that's been sitting all day. I want fresh and cold.
hmmm i may learn to use the toilet, but I'd probably leave the seat up. tee hee hee

yao-lin said...

Those are some wonderful facts. I love the one about humans talking to their cats. I DEMAND that my human responds. if they try to ignore me, I claw up their backs. That usualy does the trick!x

Shilgiah the Cat said...

Mom really likes number 13--toilets and heeling and eating with paws?...eek! I do know how to beg and so does Tommy. In fact, we beg and whine and pout really well.

jcfloresinc said...

Wait till we can flush. Great T13. Loved all the information..
Be blessed,
Samantha & Tigger

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

good ones!

smiles, bee

Dragonheart said...

Lots of interesting facts! Thanks for sharing. :) I only get bottled water because Munich water is hard and tastes horrible!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

My cats (and us) all get filtered or bottled water since the Houston water is so hard.

Great list, M's.