Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Today is International Cat Day!

If you have a feline family member, then today is a day for you to celebrate as it is International Cat Day! Candy is the cat in the photo - she is our cat. Last August my grandsons went with their poppa and I to the Humane Society to get a cat - they chose her - or she chose us? Either way, she is the one who came home with us and we are very happy to have her as part of our family!

So, today I thought it would be interesting and fun to look at some cat facts, did you know . . . 

  • house cat’s genome is 95.6 percent tiger.
  • Cats are believed to be the only mammals who don’t taste sweetness.
  • Cats can jump up to six times their length.
  • Cats have 230 bones, while humans only have 206.
  • Cats walk like camels and giraffes: They move both of their right feet first, then move both of their left feet. No other animals walk this way.
  • A cat’s learning style is about the same as a 2- to 3-year-old child.
  • Cats can drink sea water in order to survive. (In case you’re wondering, we can’t.)
  • Each cat’s nose print is unique, much like human fingerprints.

You will find more cat facts at this link.

Certainly we are able to celebrate International Cat Day by celebrating our cats - take their photos, give them a special dinner, let them have their favorite snacks, play with them, give them extra lap-time (as I write this post Candy is taking a nap in my lap - which makes typing more challenging as she is laying on my arm!) - give your cat whatever they will enjoy!

You will find out more information about International Cat Day at this link - enjoy your cat, today and every day!

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