Thursday, August 9, 2018

12 Clingy Cats Who Love Their Hoomans Too Much

A cat is trying to prevent me from writing this right now. During their waking hours, a cat is an all-consuming bundle of love that demands your complete attention. They are the rock stars of the domesticated pet world and always know when your focus isn’t 100% on them. To ensure they have your undivided attention they will either pull down your curtains (rock stars) or make themselves so irresistible that it's impossible to concentrate on anything else. Think how many books you would've read, hours of sleep you would've had, and uninterrupted trips to the toilet you would've made if not for your furry, four-legged frenemy. But most cat owners will say the struggle was worth it. Do you relate to these hilarious photos documenting the complex relationship between feline and human?

1. The domestic cat spend between 16 and 20 hours sleeping per day. 

2. Cats are one of North America’s most popular pets with over 30% of households in North America own a cat.

3. A cat rubs against people not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory with scent glands around its face. This is how it recognizes its human family. 

4. A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.

Read on for more cats being adorable AND find out how the cat flap was invented?

5. About a third of cat owners think their cat can read their mind. 

6. Isaac Newton invented the cat flap by cutting a hole in the wall of his Cambridge rooms so his cats could come and go as they pleased and not interrupt his work. 

7. The whole "cat lady" phenomenon is apparently a myth. A 2007 Gallup poll reported that both men and women were equally likely to own a cat.

8. A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern, just like the fingerprint of a human. No two cats have identical nose-prints. 

Your cat will know an earthquake is coming way before you do. 

9. A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as yours. 

10. Cats are alert to vibrations and are able to detect earthquake tremors, sometimes 10 or 15 minutes before humans can.

11. A cat almost never meows at another cat. They communicate with each other via scent and body language. The meow was developed by cats to communicate with humans.  

12. A cat can jump up to five times its own height from a standing start.

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