Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday Thirteen - Amazing

Hi effurrybuddy! This is V-E-T the Victim. I like to use him for a pillow, but mostly I LOVE to kick and bite him. He looks a lot like the real V-E-T. Enough said about him.

It's now time for:

This week's Thursday Thirteen is...

Amazing Facts About Cats:

  1. A domestic cat is the only cat species that can hold it's tail vertically while walking. All wild cats hold their tails horizontally or tucked between their legs while walking.

  2. Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat door.

  3. The giraffe, camel and cat are the only four legged animals that walk by moving both their left feet, then both their right feet.

  4. A group of kittens is called a kindle. (I always thought it was a litter and that kindle was a book thing from Amazon)

  5. A group of grown cats is called a clowder.

  6. Cats rub against purrsons, other cats, dogs, etc. to mark them with their scent glands. They most often use the scent glands between their eyes and ears.

  7. A cat that bites a purrson after a tummy rub is probably doing so out of pleasure, not anger.

  8. Egyptians shaved their eyebrows as a sign of mourning after losing a beloved cat.

  9. A cat has 24 whiskers which it uses for measuring distance.

  10. A cat can see 6 times better than a bean at night.

  11. A domestic kitty can sprint about 31 miles an hour.

  12. Most cats do not have eyelashes.

  13. A quivering tail is one of the greatest expressions of adoration a cat can bestow upon a bean.

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  1. Those are interesting facts!

    I often bite my mom when she tries to rub my tummy!

    Wow! "A domestic kitty can sprint about 31 miles an hour."

  2. Nice 13. In regards to number 3, I used to own a camel (Kookamunga) and can vouch for the fact that they can do this, especially when they start to really move out. If only giraffes, camels and cats did this, it would be quite the exclusive club. Unfortunately, you are also going to have to let in horses. In harness racing, it is the pacers that do this. And not to add insult to injury, I need to let you know that my half dachshund-half Shitzu does this even at a slow walk. But he's just wierd.

  3. These were very interesting facts Reese that we did no know. Hopefully we will remember some of them - we thought 'kindle' was what you did with the fire!
    We have to admit we felt a bit sorry for your vet!!
    Hope you are nicer to the real one than you are with the pillow!
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  4. Oh.. yeah.... it IS fun to put the bitey on the bean after a good tummy rub!!! TY Reese for a great list. We learn-ed stuff today!

  5. Thank you for the facts about US. I knew we are quite wonderful---this just proves it!


  6. Taking aggression out on the V-E-T is great, carry on. We didn't know we were going 31 MPH. Mom was pretty sure we flying pretty fast though! Love these facts. Muffina and Jelly Bean.

  7. ....kits and cats spend 40-50% of their waking hours grooming.....

  8. That's a great cat toy! We really like our vet but we've been to a few that we'd like to put the bitey on!

  9. Some interesting things that we did not know!Now we need a nap after all that learnin'.

    Purrs and hugs,
    The Kitty Krew

  10. I like your vet doll. I'd love to bunny kick that!

  11. Please give the vet doll a bite from me too.

  12. Love your kitty blog! And love your 13 kitty facts... those are Puurrrrfect!

  13. thanks for visitin' us an' also for enlightenin' us! ya just can't know too much about kitties!!

  14. Very interesting, Reese!

    That vet toy looks like the perfect toy for biting. Real hard!

  15. That is very interesting. I am guessing that if there is biting before the tummy rub (like when you try to) that is less a sign of love and more "hey, don't do that".
    That is a great vet toy by the way!

  16. I must make sure that Meowm reads this. She thinks I am weird when I quiver my tail at her. Thanks for all the facts!


  17. We like your toy Reese! And we certainly learned a lot about kitties today! We thought a group of kittens was called cute!

  18. GREAT Amazing Facts,
    it makes my mommy smile :)
    Btw: I love your new Vet toy !!

    hugs Kareltje =^.^=

  19. Those are interesting facts. I quiver my tail at dad all the time. Flynn does it sometimes too, but not as much as me.

  20. That is a great list of facts. Thanks for the info.

    Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

  21. Thanks for the good wishes, Reese. We are going to take it one day at a time and hope that we get a lot of days and weeks and months and maybe even years before the nasty lump comes back.

    woos, the OP Pack

  22. #13 was interesting. I will have to watch my kitties for that one.

  23. Cool, many facts there that I didn't know! And Trouble owes me some tail-twitches, I think ...

  24. One of my cats marked my son last night. If it wasn't the first time, it sure was ONE of the first.

    He, of course, was over the moon.

    btw, I have two Devon Rexes. Would you please tell them that part about the whiskers???

  25. haha! love that toy. i was at target and saw a similar toy labeled "the ex."

    i don't have cats but i found the fact about the cat biting you after a tummy rub does so in pleasure not anger, to be interesting. i have been bitten by many cats after rubbing their tummies, so i just stopped altogether because i thought i was doing something wrong!

  26. Hmm that was very informative didnt know a lot of them :)

    Thanks for stopping by on mine!

    Happy TT!

  27. Wow. Sir Isaac Newton must really love his cats. ^_^
    Do you hate the vet that much Reese? Come on, he only wants to make you feel better...


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