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By J. Stephen Lang

ISBN-10: 0764569260

ISBN-13: 9780764569265

Imagine you recognize every little thing approximately your tom cat better half?
In 1,001 stuff you consistently desired to find out about Cats, minutiae expert and authorized cat fancier J. Stephen Lang places your whisker knowledge to the try out with 1,001 tantalizing trivialities tidbits. From myths and legends to well-known cat fans (and haters), "catty" words to comic strip kitties, bewildering behavioral quirks to mating and motherhood, you’ll know about: <UL> * 5 U.S. presidents who loved cats . . . and one that hated them with a passion!
* why cats take pleasure in kneading their human partners with their paws;
* a breed of cat with webbed ft who swims for his seafood supper!
* the preferred female and male cat names today.
With those and 997 different scrumptious trivialities morsels, you’ll notice an abundance of unforeseen delights on each web page!

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We can only assume they are more sensitive to earth vibrations than are humans—or human technology. 47 Napoleon the weathercat Let’s face it: in spite of all the technological advances in weather forecasting, your local weather person isn’t always right. That was even more true a generation ago, pre-Doppler. In the 1930s, a woman in Baltimore found that her cat, Napoleon, was a better predictor than the local forecasters. The woman noted that the cat would lie on the floor with his head tucked between his extended front legs as a sign that rain was coming.

Given that obvious fact, why do owners buy special beds for their pets? Go with the obvious answer: cat beds, like numerous other pet products, are made to appeal to the owner, not to any real need of the cat. If you buy your cat a bed, he will probably sleep in it—there, and everywhere else in your home. 59 The fan blade syndrome If you’ve just come home from a drive and your cat is outside, there’s a good chance he will seek out the hood of the car, taking advantage of the warmth, especially in cold weather.

While a well-fed adult house cat is unlikely to go after an insect, feral cats are not so finicky. 66 Don’t play with your food! Human parents tell their kids not to play with their food. Cat parents don’t do so, and kittens do indeed play with the food served to them—or more pre38 How They Behave, and Why cisely, try to kill it before eating it. The predaceous instincts are so strong that even a very young kitten will sometimes pounce on a bowl of food, even though that food is about as “dead” as can be.

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