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10 Fascinating Facts About Cats

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10 Fascinating Facts About Cats

By David Aaron Moore, Networx

People love their pets. Be it a cat, dog, hamster or goldfish, most U.S. residents have some kind of non-humanoid companion sharing their home. According to a survey by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA), however, cats win hands down when it comes to the sheer numbers that reside in American abodes.

The facts about cats confirm there are over 73 million in houses throughout the country, as opposed to 68 million dogs. Although many dog owners would disagree, that means cats are the preferred pets among the four-legged furry variety.

Ken Hubbard is an antique dealer with the company 2wice As Nice in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He’s also the owner of two cats pictured above: both black American Shorthairs, one is known as Lace (left) and the other is Bear.

“Cats can be fun, intuitive and loving. But they can also have an evil side,” Hubbard chuckles. “They have their routines and they can be very demanding. Mine will torment me in the morning until they get me out of bed, with lots of stalking around the room and covers and a lot of meowing.”

“Having them in your life can be rewarding, but with certain cats you have to be careful. Sometimes they can be temperamental and unpredictable. It’s important you get to know them well,” said Hubbard.

If you’re a cat lover you’ve certainly experienced both sides of the coin. For your reading pleasure, we’ve pulled together a handful of interesting facts about cats:

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4:41AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

I have had cats all of my life and I thought I knew everything. But, I did not know about their brain being similar to ours!! That's great to know and it expains a lot of things!!

11:01PM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

My cats are GREAT - Tempest & Topaz

11:20AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

I love my cat, Mijo. He's beautiful like the black cats in the photo.

11:07AM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

I had a cat I named Bluberri for his gorgeous blue eyes. He instinctively used the toilet for #1 so it was major easy to train him to go #2 also. It was so nice not having to worry with a litter box. And yes, he did flush as well. I wish I had the time to have had trained the two I have now. Not sure my big 30 pounder would have been comfortable anyway though, he's such a clumsy big fella. I love my babies SO MUCH!!!

9:02AM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

interesting article, thanks for sharing :)

4:35PM PST on Mar 10, 2012

thanks for sharing this

1:22PM PST on Mar 7, 2012


8:24AM PST on Mar 7, 2012

I have 2 cats, One a 11 years long haired black female named Seti, and a kitten, grey + white long haired one named Skeesix that was born just outside my entry with 4 others about 10 months ago. Since I live In Ottawa, On Canada. I found homes for all and adopted this wee bundle in Dec 2011 as It was cold and came in and stayed. She and my older cat Seti get along like sisters. She makes my Seticat young as now she has a friend to play with. I have both spayed now and they both are my wee sent from Heaven to me friends and I love them.

3:17PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

I love my cat & the many cats Ive had in my lifetime.

1:36PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

I love my kitties and love even more that they can be potty-trained!

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