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10 Fantastic Cat Facts (slideshow)

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4. What’s in a Name?
A group of kittens is called a “kindle” (yes, just like that fancy new electronic book device available now), while a group of adult cats is called a “clowder.”

5. Meow?
We all know the meow sound, whether it’s questioning, scared, happy, or imperiously demanding dinner. Curiously, cats only meow at people, not at other cats.

Related: What is Kitty Trying to Tell You?

6. Four-Legged Mood Rings
Cats are highly intuitive creatures, and they are more than able to pick up your mood, especially from your tone of voice. They know when you’re yelling at them (though they often don’t seem to care). If you need your cat to calm down, try speaking to her in a soothing, loving voice. You’ll be amazed.

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5:48AM PDT on Aug 30, 2014

I didn't know that about the nose! Great article!

3:35AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

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2:34AM PDT on Aug 8, 2014

Never knew but now I know, thanks :)

8:12PM PDT on Jul 21, 2014

Nose prints! Who knew! Cats are endlessly amazing and such good company! I'd be lost without my girls and boys; all shelter kids, all disabled or elderly when adopted.
Please never buy a cat or dog ADOPT!

4:45AM PDT on Jun 26, 2014

Getting to understand is the start to love

4:23AM PDT on May 5, 2014

great concept

1:07PM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

8:19PM PDT on Mar 13, 2014

Thank you for posting!

9:03PM PST on Mar 5, 2014

Thank you.

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