1,001 Things You Always Wanted To Know About Cats by J. Stephen Lang

By J. Stephen Lang

Imagine you recognize every little thing approximately your pussycat significant other?
In 1,001 stuff you consistently desired to find out about Cats, trivialities expert and authorized cat fancier J. Stephen Lang places your whisker knowledge to the attempt with 1,001 tantalizing trivialities tidbits. From myths and legends to recognized cat fans (and haters), "catty" words to sketch kitties, bewildering behavioral quirks to mating and motherhood, you’ll know about: <UL> * 5 U.S. presidents who cherished cats . . . and person who hated them with a passion!
* why cats get pleasure from kneading their human partners with their paws;
* a breed of cat with webbed toes who swims for his seafood supper!
* the most well-liked female and male cat names today.
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With those and 997 different scrumptious trivialities morsels, you’ll become aware of an abundance of unforeseen delights on each web page!

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Unlike humans, cats do not require a soft (or flat) surface for sleep. In fact, part of the joy in owning a cat is 34 How They Behave, and Why observing all the varied places he chooses to sleep. Given that obvious fact, why do owners buy special beds for their pets? Go with the obvious answer: cat beds, like numerous other pet products, are made to appeal to the owner, not to any real need of the cat. If you buy your cat a bed, he will probably sleep in it—there, and everywhere else in your home.

In fact, part of the joy in owning a cat is 34 How They Behave, and Why observing all the varied places he chooses to sleep. Given that obvious fact, why do owners buy special beds for their pets? Go with the obvious answer: cat beds, like numerous other pet products, are made to appeal to the owner, not to any real need of the cat. If you buy your cat a bed, he will probably sleep in it—there, and everywhere else in your home. 59 The fan blade syndrome If you’ve just come home from a drive and your cat is outside, there’s a good chance he will seek out the hood of the car, taking advantage of the warmth, especially in cold weather.

But well-fed house pets don’t follow that rule at all. They gladly kill when they aren’t particularly hungry, and they will even kill nasty-tasting things like shrews, which they have no intention of eating (and which, if the cat was hungry, he wouldn’t bother pursuing). 65 Will they eat bugs? Indeed they will. The human eye (and mind) draws a distinction between “higher animals” (mammals, birds, reptiles) and “just bugs,” but cats’ eyes don’t. Cats have no conception of biological classes, whether an animal is a vertebrate, invertebrate, warm-blooded, cold-blooded and so on.

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