Happy Caturday! (10.22.2022)

By Prince Ramses XII

On Saturday 5th November 2022, it’s time to Catwalk!
Participate either on your own or take part in an organized Catwalk.

HOW DOES CATWALK WORK?

Register your participation for Catwalk 2022 here today. During registration you will learn about the seven Big Cats, and be asked to dedicate your Catwalk to your favorite Big Cat. This will be your Cat Crew. Choose between Leopard, Lion, Cheetah, Puma, Tiger, Jaguar, or Snow Leopard.

Catwalk is an annual, global, up-to-7km outdoor walk, designed to raise awareness about our interconnected wellbeing by highlighting the plight of the 7 Big Cats. You can walk as little as 700 meters (that’s .43 miles), and can achieve your distance however you like: walking, running, hopping, skipping, jumping, biking – however you like! REGISTRATION IS FREE. Register here.

If you wish to donate to the cause, you may do so at panthera.org/catmosphere.

(We have registered as part of the CHEETAH CREW.)

Please mote that I will mot be participatimg with HER; however, I will be cheerimg HER om as SHE bikes om behalf of all the Cheetahs aroumd the world. Purrrr

SHE tells me “It’s that time of year.” I dom’t kmow what that meams but SHE has remimded me to imclude this stuff. (amd I thought I was im charge of these Caturday Posts…)

9 Exceedingly Creepy Cat Movies

Cats can see pretty well in the dark, and if you own a cat, you’ve probably witnessed them looking at something that you can’t quite see. Great vision is one thing, but do cats have another sense that we can’t tap into as humans? In many societies, cats have traditionally been associated with things that are unexplainable; cats were frequently associated with witchcraft, and even today, black cats are associated with Halloween and evil spirits. Ancient Egyptians worshipped cats not just because they’re the superior house pet, but because they believed cats could communicate with the spirit world.

So, when your cat stares at something you can’t see- especially at night – should you be alarmed? Can cats see ghosts?

When you walk into the living room and see your feline friend staring blankly at a wall, you might think the answer is yes. As strange as this sight seems, these are very common cat behaviors – but it might bring you to ask the question of if your cat has a “sixth sense.” It turns out, there could be a very likely (and more real-world) explanation for this.

Since cats have a heightened vision and hearing when compared to humans, it is more likely that cats are detecting light spectrums or hearing sounds that we can’t. In fact, scientists have stated that cats can see in ultraviolet light. So, with cats being able to see in UV light and hear frequencies up to four or five times higher than we can (those cat ears are shaped like little radar dishes for a reason!), it’s a definite possibility your feline friend can see or sense things we can’t. And, no, we aren’t talking about paranormal activity!

If you remember your high school biology or anatomy class, eyes sense light with rods–a type of photoreceptor cell found in the retina. Cats have quite a few more of these than humans do, which allow them to see in low light conditions that would blind their owners. This, of course, isn’t exactly reassuring if you’re hoping for confirmation that your cat isn’t seeing something weird in your house. In all likelihood, it’s probably just strange cat behavior, but the next time your cat stares oddly at a corner and meows, take a minute and breathe. Fluffy might have just seen or heard something that’s not visible to us, which is hopefully just an odd light or sound. Unfortunately, if ghosts do exist, then cats probably would sense them before us. Sleep well!

Source: Can Cats See Ghosts?

Stramge cat behavior imdeed! We CAM commumicate with the “spirit world”. Silly humams…

People who don’t like cats only hate them because they’re scared of their power & fear their superior intelligence.
— Paul Dock (@PaulDock93) December 29, 2018

MOL!

After scolding one’s cat, one looks into its face
and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word.
And has filed it for reference.

– Charlotte Gray

(Yes we have…)

He’s plottimg his revemge for all that scoldimg. – R

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P.S. Happy Howl-o-weem!

Happy Caturday! (9.10.2022)

By Prince Ramses XII

Whew! What a week. SHE says we’ve beem im a “heatwave”. Dom’t kmow what that meams but it’s beem very hot these last few days. Spemt much time loumgimg om the chest im the bedroom. Mice amd cool.

There are TWO cats livimg across the way. Ome is all black amd the other is what SHE calls a “tuxedo”. SHE has some pretty stramge mames for thimgs.

SHE also says that cat people belomg to a secret club, with a special lamguage omly felime lovers umderstamd…

If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
– Mark Twain

The difference between dog people and cat people: dog people wish their dogs were people. Cat people wish they were cats.
— Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) June 23, 2018

Research shows dog people tend to be outgoing, conscientious and rule-followers. Those who are cat lovers tend to be more quiet, sensitive and nonconformist. [source]

“Dogs are assholes”
DOG PERSON: YOU’RE an asshole!
“Cats are assholes”
CAT PERSON: Yeah
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) September 3, 2015

Psst…we’re secretly happy our people are part of the clowder amd we love them very much. (But dom’t tell amyome or we’ll have to kill you.)

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Happy Caturday! (8.20.2022)

By Prince Ramses XII

Welcome! Simce last Wedmesday was Black Cat Appreciatiom Day, this editiom of “Happy Caturday” is dedicated to chats moirs everywhere – big amd small.

Black cats were considered good luck on ships – this despite the fact that ALL cats are great hunters and kept rodents at bay during long voyages. The wives of English mariners kept black cats as TALISMANS to ensure their husbands’ safe return. In Britain, Japan, and Ireland having a black cat cross your path is a sign of GOOD luck. Single women in Japan who own black cats are said to attract more suitors; and in parts of the U.K., a black cat is the ideal wedding gift.

Because of superstitious ignorance, black cats are the least-adoptable among their shelter-mates; and because they are the target of cruel and sometimes fatal attacks during Halloween, shelters will no longer adopt them out during the month of October.

Black Cats Matter.
Because there are more “cats of color” than any other
– with one all-black purebred breed: the Bombay.

Why you should adopt a Black Cat:

  • We tend to be healthier than cats of other colors. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health discovered that the genetic mutations that cause cats to have black coats may offer them some protection from diseases.
  • If you wear a lot of black (Like SHE does.) you don’t have to worry about cat hair on your clothes.
  • Like the proverbial little black dress, we go with EVERYTHING – and holding us will make you look slimmer.
  • We are RARE (the black color of our coats is associated with the X chromosome, which often skips a generation).
  • Having a black cat is like living with a miniature-size panther.

All you need is love and a black cat.
– unknown

Hey! I wamt am almomd toy. Mamam!!!!

A shout-out to Jimx – my brother from amother mother.
© bigcatrescue.org

That’s all for mow amd umtil mext time,
keep those claws sharp!

(Mow where did SHE hide that nail file…)

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Happy Caturday! (12.5.2020)

By Prince Ramses XII

Im a few weeks we will celebrate our ome-year ammiversary (December 16th – M) amd this will be our secomd “Christmas”. Mot sure what that meams but SHE says everyome gets presemts! Yippee!! So today, I’m rummimg dowm the list of What A Kitty Wamts For Christmas.

Ready? Let’s go…

The playful kitten, with its pretty little tigerish gambols, is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world.
– Sydney, Lady Morgan

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