“The small feline is a masterpiece”- Leonardo de Vinci
The Egyptian word for cat is mao. It means “to see” in their language. The ancient Egyptians were fascinated by cat’s eyes.
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Cats have been around for 35 million years.
Cats, per pound, are 12 times stronger than humans.
Cats are the most popular pet in the world with over 600 million families enjoying their company.
34% of US households have at least one cat. The average cat owner has 2.1 cats. (Wonder which end is the .1?)
Most cats can jump 6 times the length of their tail- including cougars and leopards which often have tails that are more than 3 feet long.
Per the Humane Society of the United States, one female cat can be responsible for more than 400,000 off spring in 7 years.
Cats have 244 bones. We have 206. Guess that is why we don’t always land on OUR feet and they do.
A cat’s sense of smell is a thousand times more sensitive than humans.
Depending on the source, there are between 36 and 40 different types of cats, including the domestic. It is believed that the domestic came from the African wild cat.
When female cats come into heat, if they mate with more than one male cat there can indeed be multiple fathers to the litter of kittens. What a great way to avoid infanticide.