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    A few feline facts to entertain myself before the witching hour of Caturday!

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    [SIZE="4"][COLOR="Sienna"]Do cats have belly buttons?
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    Indeed they do, and it is located just below the rib cage - similar to humans. However, the cat's navel is nothing like ours.

    It is hidden under its fur and resembles a scar, rather than the typical human's round or oval-shaped navel. This is because it is the remnants of the umbilical cord which the mother cat cuts with her teeth just after the kitten is born.

    kippy im guessing that u may be one of them crazey cat ladies that every town has:-D

    A cat will almost never "meow" at another cat. This sound is reserved for humans.

    andy108uk;2407813

    kippy im guessing that u may be one of them crazey cat ladies that every … kippy im guessing that u may be one of them crazey cat ladies that every town has:-D



    She certainly loves her caturdays! ;-)

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    [SIZE="4"][COLOR="Navy"]OK Go Meow![/COLOR][/SIZE]

    Youtube ]link

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    andy108uk;2407813

    kippy im guessing that u may be one of them crazey cat ladies that every … kippy im guessing that u may be one of them crazey cat ladies that every town has:-D



    actually no, i only have one cat aged 2+ ... am an animal lover but we can't really have dogs here coz of size of flat.

    Ailurophilia is the "love of cats."

    The nose pad of a cat is ridged in a pattern that is unique, just like the fingerprint of a human.

    25% of cat owners blow dry their cats hair after a bath.

    The weirdest cat on record was a female called Mincho who went up a tree in Argentina and didn't come down again until she died six years later. While treed, she managed to have three litters with equally ambitious dads.

    "Sociable" cats will follow you from room to room to monitor your activities throughout the day.

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    off topic but came across this obstacle course ]video ...

    http://www.maniacworld.com/squirrel-obstacle-course.jpg
    "Squirrels will do anything for their next meal - even figuring out complicated obstacle courses. This squirrel had no problem getting past this "Rube Goldberg like" track. But I like the squirrel at the end that figured out how to get free candy from the vending machine - maybe he can teach me that trick."

    Cats are the sleepiest of all mammals. They spend 16 hours of each day sleeping. With that in mind, a seven year old cat has only been awake for two years of its life!




    Cats are more active during the evening hours.




    Cats spend 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves.

    KELLY 'N' STEVE;2407849

    Ailurophilia is the "love of cats."The nose pad of a cat is ridged in a … Ailurophilia is the "love of cats."The nose pad of a cat is ridged in a pattern that is unique, just like the fingerprint of a human.25% of cat owners blow dry their cats hair after a bath.The weirdest cat on record was a female called Mincho who went up a tree in Argentina and didn't come down again until she died six years later. While treed, she managed to have three litters with equally ambitious dads. "Sociable" cats will follow you from room to room to monitor your activities throughout the day.



    My cat likes to follow me, if im in the kitchen cooking she sits in her bed, if im in the bath she sits on the loo watching, and when i go to bed she likes to curl up with me. she's adorable

    kippy;2407826

    [SIZE="4"][COLOR="Navy"]OK Go Meow![/COLOR][/SIZE]Youtube ]link



    What a cute cat!! Oh it's so sweet!!

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    Sir Isaac Newton is not only credited with the laws of gravity but is also credited with inventing the cat flap.

    A cat has more bones than a human being; humans have 206 and the cat has 230 bones.

    A cat's hearing is much more sensitive than humans and dogs.

    The cat's tail is used to maintain balance.

    Cats see six times better in the dark and at night than humans.

    bellabonkers;2407876

    My cat likes to follow me, if im in the kitchen cooking she sits in her … My cat likes to follow me, if im in the kitchen cooking she sits in her bed, if im in the bath she sits on the loo watching, and when i go to bed she likes to curl up with me. she's adorable



    Ah a proper friend, their lovely when like that!!

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    Cats eat grass to aid their digestion and to help them get rid of any fur in their stomachs.

    A healthy cat has a temperature between 38 and 39 degrees Celcius.

    Cats have the largest eyes of any mammal.

    The female cat reaches sexual maturity at around 6 to 10 months and the male cat between 9 and 12 months.

    A female cat will be pregnant for approximately 9 weeks or between 62 and 65 days from conception to delivery.

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    All cats need taurine in their diet to avoid blindness. Cats must also have fat in their diet as they are unable to produce it on their own.

    In households in the UK and USA, there are more cats kept as pets than dogs. At least 35% of households with cats have 2 or more cats.
    When a cats rubs up against you, the cat is marking you with it's scent claiming ownership.

    About 37% of American homes today have at least 1 cat.
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    Milk can give some cats diarrhea.
    http://lolcats.com/images/u/07/24/lolcatsdotcomosd3ci2f6x4t5zzy.jpg

    The average lifespan of an outdoor-only cat is about 3 to 5 years while an indoor-only cat can live 16 years or much longer.

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    domestic cat can run at speeds of 30 mph.

    The life expectancy of cats has nearly doubled over the last fifty years.

    Blue-eyed, white cats are often prone to deafness.
    http://i.pbase.com/g3/22/20022/2/88319918.xSNqmFs1.jpghttp://www.sfondideldesktop.com/Images-Animals/Cat/Ram-Siamese-Cat-Face-Closeup-Blue-Eyes.Jpghttp://farm2.static.flickr.com/1422/612372400_c8e87e2254.jpghttp://www.4asap.org/Copy_of_blue-eyed_cat.jpghttp://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/414991313_dd71a57cc2_o.jpg

    (i had a cat like the 1st one, and later one like the last one)

    The cat's front paw has 5 toes and the back paws have 4. Cats born with 6 or 7 front toes and extra back toes are called polydactl.

    An adult cat has 30 teeth, 16 on the top and 14 on the bottom.

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    There are approximately 60,000 hairs per square inch on the back of a cat and about 120,000 per square inch on its underside.

    Cats and kittens should be acquired in pairs whenever possible as cat families interact best in pairs.

    In multi-cat households, cats of the opposite sex usually get along better.

    The first official cat show in the UK was organised at Crystal Palace in 1871.
    http://lh6.ggpht.com/mjbmeister/SBwBAezwRxI/AAAAAAAAGhQ/Twn99Arvlv0/s400/crystal-palace-1851.jpg

    A cat that bites you after you have rubbed his stomach, is probably biting out of pleasure, not anger.

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    KELLY 'N' STEVE;2407907

    A cat that bites you after you have rubbed his stomach, is probably … A cat that bites you after you have rubbed his stomach, is probably biting out of pleasure, not anger.



    like chewing eh

    KELLY 'N' STEVE;2407907

    A cat that bites you after you have rubbed his stomach, is probably … A cat that bites you after you have rubbed his stomach, is probably biting out of pleasure, not anger.



    my cat bites me but never punctures my skin, she sorta rubs her teeth on me and makes the loudest puring noise ever...shes weird lol

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    oh they're the greatest companions!

    http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/4168/simpsonscatladysv9.th.gif

    kippy;2407945

    oh they're the greatest companions!



    dogs are the greatest not cats:)

    http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/3315/0000108ns2.jpg

    this dog especially

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    yeah i agree with you on that note too.
    i can get loyalty with dogs but with cats, that's the whole point. ok i cant speak for most cats as they're a bit posey and not interested, can only speak of my own cat/s.

    i get a few cats sitting at my pond watching the fish (dinner) my dog justs sits there scared to go out the wimp

    My naughty cat Suki, rescued as a stray by a lady we knew in the next village, she was moving to France and we took her in:

    In the bathroom:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3066/2617056386_a1d541bb4a_o.jpg

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3156/2616230795_769bfd4db2_o.jpg

    Sat on the plants:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2034/2617056728_375cf64ebb_o.jpg

    Neighbourhood cat I call Spotty, has a deep call:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3074/2617056198_8b52d33c89_o.jpg

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    Suki = hanging window cat

    andy108uk;2408000

    dogs are the greatest not cats:)this dog especially



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    [CENTER][SIZE=5]CATS RULE .. OK[/SIZE][/CENTER]
    (I have a dog :oops: )

    mother cats purr as a homing device. the kittens learn to purr in return and continue to do so for life.

    i found this one facinating: How a cat 'speaks' is quiet remarkable. They don't speak phrases to express affection, outrage, hunger, loneliness, boredom, confusion, happiness and fear in their natural frequency range, which would be inaudible to humans, but at a much lower frequency that humans can hear. Some researchers believe they may have learned we can't hear them in their natural range and have adapted so they can relate to us on our terms.

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    interesting ...
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