We found an article with “100 Interesting Facts about Cats.” We didn’t want to just copy it for you. We didn’t really find everything they said to be all that interesting. If you don’t believe us, or want to read it anyway, the link is below. (We know. They must have worked pretty hard to put out a dull cat fact.)
Some of the information was of the “duh” type: Keeping your cat busy all day will help them sleep better at night. Of course it will. We generally sleep 12-16 hours each day. If we can’t sleep when it’s light, we have to sleep when it’s dark. However, we LIKE to sleep during the day. That’s when the sunpuddles are out.
A couple of the others were not as true as they made them seem. They said a cat’s tongue is as rough as sandpaper. Some of us are definitely fine-grain, while others are for the heavy-duty early work. And they say that cats wag their tails (move them back and forth) to show they are angry or irritated. Snoops shows contentment this way when the humans pet her. She’d like to think she’s unique, but she’s not.
Some of the other stuff was kind of interesting:
We are the only felines that meow. We developed the ability so we could talk to humans. Too bad they never learned to listen. (Actually, some of them do try to listen, and a few even have gotten it down.)
Our genes are 95.6% tiger. It definitely explains our swagger and cool. There is also a bit of lion in us. Cats definitely rule for a reason.
Some cats love the smell of chlorine. We met a kitty in the blogosphere who loves bleach, and here it is again! Apparently, there are some chemical similarities with cat urine. It can have psychedelic effects on those kitties. Unfortunately, we just think it stinks.
There is such a thing as a (stray)cat strut. We start walking with both of our right feet followed by both of our left feet. That way we move one side of our body at a time. Giraffes and camels walk this way too, but guess who else? Tigers!
Our collarbones don’t connect to the rest of our bones. They attach to our front legs, but nothing else. So if our head fits through, so do we. (Make sure your human doesn’t make a fat joke here. If they do, please (clawlessly) whap them.)
We are picky about our drinking water. We are creatures of the wild. Stagnant water can be dangerous water. If our bowl water has been standing longer than the toilet water, guess which one is more appealing? Of course, sometimes we just like to drink your water.
Many of us don’t like the smell of lemons and oranges. We kitties have extremely sensitive noses and citrus fruit smells strong! If you must use that lemon air freshener, would you please do it somewhere else?
Some of us see humans as bigger, hairless (clumsy) cats. And some of us think that is an appalling idea. However, we do try to groom you and teach you to hunt because we love you, regardless of what you are. And those thumb are incredibly useful.
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24 thoughts on “Did You Know? Some More Fun Facts”
LOVED this and sure didn’t know I had tiger DNA!
Stand proud. We are royalty. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Brilliant loved reading this and the photos were just pawsome. x😻💖🐾🐾🐾
Very interesting facts. My Joanie’s tongue feels like sandpaper when she licks my eyelids to wake me. 🙂 XO
We had a cat, Rascal, whose tongue could rub skin raw.
Thanx fore these kewl facts ’bout us CATSS!! LadyMew said shee all wayss thott CATSS were reelly just teemy Tygurrss!!! Mew mew mew….
An now shee knowss why mee goess aftur her handss wuth Cleech on them…so doess mee frend Gingerbread kitty down THE hall….shee goess aftur Aunty Melinda’ss handss if shee smellss like bleech from doin dishess…
Mee not much of a water drinker…LadyMew has terned tap on fore mee butt our water uss a but BLAH an has to bee put thru Brita…..
**purrss** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) LadyMew
We drink Brita too. We had no idea there were Clorox kitties out there. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Mew mew mew oh yes there ARE Clorox Kittiess out here!! Mee iss one!
An Brita water iss lovelee issn’t it???
Thanks for telling my human about the citrus. I’ve tried to tell her, but she just doesn’t listen to me! Thanks
Happy to help. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Just like humans, no two cats are alike. What is true for one is not true for all. My cay Chris, for example, likes to be hugged. How many cats do you know like that?
Good point. Snoops and Kommando tolerate hugs for an extremely short period of time. I’m sure it’s because they love me and has nothing to do with liking the hug.
I am sure you are right.
What a wonderful post we stumbled upon, and surely some useful information for my idiot dad. The whole collarbone thing did, in fact, bring about one of his trademark fat jokes about me, so a good whap is certainly in line when he least expects it. Thanks for the good read!
Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
snoops and kommando; we agreez with most oh de info de inter webz gived ewe.. tho we most lee sleepz durin de day… bee cauz oh
We never thought of that. Excellent point. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Those were some p[awsome cat facts! The Human now understands why Oliver rolls around any area where she has cleaned with a bleach based product! Maybe he’s not as weird as we think he is!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Oliver obviously has the bleach gene we were laughing about just a few weeks ago. We had no idea there were so many out there. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Oliver is pleased to know he’s not alone in his weirdness
That doesn’t seem like the nicest way to say that. 🐸
My human uses filtered water for us (and for my (still feral) mom who comes to get fed- heaven only knows what’s in tap water!
Sad, but true. We’re on a well, but the areas around us seem to rotate on needing to boil their water.