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15 Things You Should Know About Your Cat

  • A domestic kitty can sprint at 31 mph.
  • Felines have 230 bones in their bodies, but lack a collar bone. Humans have only 206 bones.
  • Cats do not have sweat glands. Instead, they release heat from their paw pads. Only when a cat is suffering heat exhaustion will he or she pant like a dog.
  • Scottish Fold kittens are all born with regular ears. At about three to four weeks, their ears begin to fold, if they have the gene for this characteristic.



  • The technical term for a hairball is bezoar. Charming.
  • The Egyptians, we all know, loved their cats. So much so, that when a cat died, human family members would show their mourning by shaving off their eyebrows.
  • Since cats are asleep about 2/3 of each day, a nine-year old cat has really only spent about three years of its life awake.



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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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8:22AM PDT on May 25, 2014

thanks for sharing :)

9:43PM PST on Feb 11, 2014

ty, care2

10:23AM PST on Nov 15, 2013

Thank you!

3:06AM PDT on Oct 25, 2013

Thank you

9:56AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

That Aha-now-I-know-moment. Meow. Thank you for this information :D

6:43AM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

This article has a lot of good information !

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2:43AM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

Thank you :)

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7:06AM PDT on Sep 28, 2013

Wow the black cat and the white cat in this article are so cute, like big pom-poms they are.

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