Sunday 2 December 2007

More cat trivia

More insights into feline-dom from the vet:

  • 95% of cat owners admit they talk to their cats. (yep)
  • A cat can be either right-pawed or left-pawed. (nup - I can swat with either claw just as effectively)
  • A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor. (I just wish E would get this one!)
  • A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human only has 206 bones.
  • A cat has four rows of whiskers. (well, duh)
  • A cat in a hurry can sprint at about thirty-one miles per hour. (you betcha - E is always amazed how I can meet her at the front door then race around to the back and get inside before she does!)
  • A cat sees about six times better than a human at night because of the tapetum lucidum , a layer of extra reflecting cells which absorb light. (erm . . .?)
  • A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as feelers or antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage.
  • A cat will almost never meow at another cat. Cats use this sound for humans. (and a low-grade language it is too)

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