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Kitty Facts

KittensFor some light summer reading, we thought we would put together some kitty fun facts for you to enjoy- they really are some cool critters!
  • Meowing is used only for getting our attention- cats use other forms of vocalization amongst themselves.
  • House cats have been clocked at a top speed of 29.8 mph!
  • House cats can jump up to five times their own height.
  • Cats recognize their owners' voices (but still may choose to ignore them :)
  • A cat named Stubbs has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska since July 1997.
  • A cat's nose has a unique ridged pattern, much like a human fingerprint.
  • Grooming can eliminate as much of a cat's body fluid as urination.
  • The scientific term for hairball is trichobezoar, which comes from the Persian word for 'antidote.' Hairballs have been used in the past to 'cure' epilepsy, the plague, and poisoning. During the Middle Ages, they were set in gold.

Have a great summer, everybody!