Happy Caturday! (9.12.2020)

By Prince Ramses XII

Apparemtly visitors to this website have emjoyed my Bylimes so much SHE has asked me to start hostimg “Caturdays” – which are all about cats. Mow THAT is somethimg I cam defimitely simk my claws imto! So without furrr-ther ado, here we go.

(So these Caturday Posts can be more easily read – Ramses unfailingly hits “m” instead of “n” on the keyboard – I’ll be acting as his transcriber. – MK)

Did you know that most feline vaccines are made with adjuvants? Adjuvants are additives that may present potential risks to feline patients, such as injection site reactions and chronic inflammation.

Purevax® is the only fully adjuvent-free feline vaccine. To find out more about the Purevax&reg, vaccine range visit their site – and be sure to ask for it the next time your kitty needs to be vaccinated.

If there’s a bright spot to be seen during these months of MADNESS it’s the rate of cat (and dog) adoptions. Furbabies are flying off the shelves at shelters and adoption centers across the country! Both cats and kittens are finding their FUREVER homes. For those who are first-time feline owners (and us “veterans”) here’s a great video by Sarah Chauncey, author of the soon-to-be-released book, P.S. I Love You More Than Tuna:

Fascinating Feline Facts:

  1. Unlike dogs and humans (who tend to bob their heads up and down), both wild and domestic cats keep their heads level when hunting prey.
  2. Depending upon the breed, the average cat purrs at around 25 decibels; the Guinness World Record belongs to Merlin whose purr was recorded at 67.8 decibels (the same volume as a shower).
  3. The oldest known pet cat existed 9,500 years ago. In 2004, archaeologists discovered a 9500-year-old cat grave in Cyprus.
  4. Cats spend 70% of their lives sleeping.
  5. For 20 years a ginger cat named Stubbs was the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska.
  6. The longest cat ever recorded was a Maine Coon measured at 48.5 inches. The TALLEST cat on record was 19.05. His name was Arcturus.
  7. Like camels and giraffes, cats move half of their body forward at once – both right feet followed by both left feet.
  8. Isaac Newton invented the cat door.
  9. In 1963 Felicette (“Astrocat”) became the first – and only – cat to go into space.
  10. Ancient Egyptians would shave off their eyebrows when their cats died.
  11. House cats share 95.6% of their genetic makeup with tigers.
  12. A house cat can reach speeds of up to 30mph. Whereas the fastest land animal, the cheetah, has been clocked at 80 mpth.
  13. The oldest cat to have ever lived was 38 years old. His predecessor lived to be 34.

Even if you’re not a fan of Game of Thrones, Justsomething has a gallery of cats that look like characters from the show.

(You’ve GoT to see #13 – MK)

Cats seem to go on the principle
that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.

– Joseph Wood Krutch

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