why cats lie on their backs to greet you and other feline facts


cats standoffish nature and refusal to participate in behavioral studies means that we know surprisingly little about what s going on inside a kitty s mind. luckily we rsquo re learning a little more each day about our feline friends. here rsquo s a look at why exactly cats do some of the adorably weird things they do. no one s sure when cats first moved into our homes and hearts but the most commonly repeated piece of trivia is that it happened in ancient egypt around 4 000 years ago. they were considered sacred treated like royalty and valued as an important part of the family. there s other evidence that suggests cats arrived well before then with remains of a human and cat who were buried together dating back 9 500 years. no one s exactly sure when these mysterious creatures showed up and volunteered their services but we re definitely not complaining. while we consider our feline friends to be domesticated animals that s not exactly the case. when scientists took an up close and personal look at cats dna they discovered that cats are still pretty wild at least on a genetic level. despite their name domestic house cats still share most of their dna with their wild cousins. unlike dogs who have mostly grown out of any wolf like behavior cats have kept their wild instincts as well as their insistence to be treated like royalty. some things never change. watch for more about why cats lie on their backs to greet you and other feline facts cats catfacts felinefacts they re not actually that domesticated 0 17 right paw vs. left paw 1 12 picky eaters much 1 53 they rsquo re allergic to us too 2 34 their brains are like ours 3 18 how far do cats travel 4 31 if i fits i sits 5 40 they rsquo ll sleep just about anywhere 6 31 they only talk to humans 7 44 showing off their bellies 8 56 why do cats purr 9 30


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I wasn't prepared to learn that male cats are left-pawed, and females are right-pawed. This blew my mind a little bit..

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Joe O Sullivan


One of the new kitties, Lynyrd, shows his love by bringing me live offerings into my bedroom. Two nights ago he upped his game. He dropped his love gift off on my pillows as I was sleeping. Yay, mouse turds on the sheets, pillow cases and blanket! Yay laundry, yay nighttime paranoia yay.

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Mike Louis


They're wrong about cats not meowing to each other. I have 6 cats as if now and have had many others and they meow to look for their bff to play. So yes, they do meow at each other

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Shaun Kish


Dogs are actually smarter than cats, I learned this in my college psychology class lol. Cats may have more neurons but dogs have a more developed brain which more functions. Poor dogs always being shamed loll

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Cyan Jackson


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