Why and how do cats do what they do? Some interesting facts about cats!
A while back, a friend and her son, Sam, came to visit. This little boy is clearly a cat-lover and probably destined to be a scientist, too.
He soon became firm pals with my Seal Point, Bandit. And then he wanted to know all about him.
These soon led to his wanting to know all sorts of other things.
During the day, we covered lots of fascinating facts and trivia, most of them inspired by these puzzling thoughts:
Why do cats purr? We all think they purr when they're happy, but could there be other reasons?
How does a cat purr? Purring seems to come from the throat – but does it really?
Do cats dream? They twitch and seem to chase things in their sleep. Are they dreaming?
How long do cats live? A very good question, but it depends on many different things - nutrition, care, indoor or outdoor ...
(If you'd like to work out how old your cat is in human terms, why not try using our cat age chart?)
Why do cats eat grass? Grass may not seem like an ideal snack, but many of our feline friends eat it. Why?
Sam wanted to know lots of other things, too. We'll come back to those, but for the moment, here are:
Kitten school! Is he learning some facts about cats?
photo © iStockphoto | Anna Utekhina
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