My ten-year-old granddaughter, Taylor, is a gifted student. She also knows that I love cats. For Christmas this year I requested a “story and a picture” from her and she came through with a wonderful book entitled “Amazing Facts About Cats”. She researched the facts, copied them on heavy cardstock, and added illustrations. This morning I’d like to share just a little bit of my book with you.
Did you know…
There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with 33 different breeds.
A cat’s heart beats twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats per minute.
25% of cat owners blow dry their cats hair after a bath. (Not unless I want to lose a hand!)
If your cat is near you, and her tail is quivering, this is the greatest expression of love your cat can give you. If her tail starts thrashing, her mood has changed…time to distance yourself from her.
Your cat loves you and can “read” your moods. If you’re sad or under stress, you may also notice a difference in your cat’s behavior.
During her life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens.
A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 42,000 kittens in just 7 years.
Cats have 290 bones in their bodies and 517 muscles.
A cat has 5 more vertebrae in her spinal column than a human does.
Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat door.
The average age for an indoor cat is 15 years, while the average age for an outdoor cat is only 3-5 years.
The oldest cat on record was Puss, who died in 1939 just one day after her 36th birthday.
A cat can see up to 120 feet away.
The fumes from moth balls destroy a cat’s liver cells.