C is For Cat

I find cats to be utterly fascinating creatures, they are just so adorable and mysterious.  My own cat especially, you can just never tell what the little angel is thinking.  The unusual look she gives us when she isn't demanding food or attention is one of utter disdain and I can only imagine what can be going on in her mind.

You aren't actually leaving the house dressed like that? 

There are many excellent stories that include cats, revolve around cats or just have a little tiny dash of cat in there.   My personal favorite cat quote comes from Terry Pratchetts's Sourcery.   

"I meant," Said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"  
Death thought about it.
"CATS," he said eventually. "CATS ARE NICE."

As you may know Terry Pratchett's Death is my very favorite written personification of Death ever.  But that is another post entirely.  

Now, on to the neat things I learned about cats:

1) Domestic cats are descended from African wildcats.

2) A group of cats is called a clowder or a glaring.  ( I think that's funny, we have a gang of cats that roam our neighborhood, we call them trouble)

3) Cat forelimbs are attached to the shoulder by free-floating clavicle bones which allows them to pass through any space that they can fit their head into.

4) Cats can see at one sixth the light level required for human vision.

5) Cats sleep an average of 13-14 hours a day.


Comments

  1. Your cat looks very pretty. I love the first photo of her looking very impressed with you.

    Didn't know about cat should joints, that makes them a bit like rats.

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