Cats

Fun Cat Trivia

Did you know that the average house cat weighs between 8 and 10 pounds? How about the fact that if a cat lives in the wild, its life expectancy decreases to 4 to 5 years? Here are some more fun cat facts to test your knowledge about cats. Use them during your next game night or get-together!

Cats don't enjoy sweets.

You know how cats' ears always look like they are moving? Maybe it's because they have 20 ear muscles!

Cats are the most popular pet in America.

Your Worst Cat Story

Cats can be jerks. No one denies this. The extent of their jerkery, however, does vary, and whether you love or hate cats definitely affects your perspective. My grandmother used to have cats but one really bad scratch kept her from ever having a cat again--and this was years before I was born. As a cat lover, it's hard for me to picture a life without cats, but I can empathize with those who don't like them. 

To Love a Tabby

This handsome guy is my tabby, Fuego. We adopted him from the Humane Society 10 years ago (I can't believe it's been that long!) when he was six years old and he's been a constant, loving presence in our lives. We call him our "old man;" all he likes to do is sleep and he's been that way for a long time. That said, he likes to do it against you and he will issue a very quiet but distinctive purr to let you know how much he loves you. He's a little prince and he just went blind.

Kitten Bjorn Helps Tame Wild Cats

The Animal Rescue League of Boston is revolutionizing the way we tame feral cats.  The team has come up with an amazing shirt that incorporates form with function, allowing them to move around and go about their tasks while they socialize cats. It's called the Kitten Bjorn and it helps workers socialize cats and get them used to people throughout the day.

Meet the World's Longest Cat

Maine coon lovers already know how huge and fluffy these awesome cats are. My family has a Maine mix and he is just gorgeous and incredibly loving. Omar the Maine Coon is large, like many cats in this breed, and his owner has entered him to become the world's longest cat. Omar is 14 pounds and measures 120 cm to from toe to tail, which is over 47 inches long! Omar is also a pretty spoiled cat.

Mama Cat Cares for 14 Kittens

It’s a story that reminds us why it’s so important to get cats spayed and neutered. A pregnant cat that was living in a house with two other pregnant cats ended up caring for and feeding all 14 of their combined babies when the other two mothers showed no interest in feeding their newborns. The owner surrendered the cat and all kittens to a shelter, where volunteers found the mama exhausted and malnourished from taking care of so many babies.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Cats