Okay, maybe these aren’t all secrets or little known facts. You be the judge.
Cats Can Be “Right-Handed” or “Left Handed”
Who would have thought! Maybe we should be more accurate and say “right-pawed” or “left-pawed”. Even more interesting is that my feline sisters tend to be “right-pawed” while my cat brothers tend to be “left-pawed”. Strange, huh? Here’s an article to read more about cats being “right-” or “left-handed”.
Cats and Catnip: We Don’t All Like Catnip
The reaction that we individual cats have to catnip is hereditary and varies for each of us. It’s controlled by genetics and we all react a little differently to the herb. Some of us get a little crazy when we’re exposed to catnip, some of us get drowsy, and some of us don’t react at all.
Cats Don’t Necessarily Hate Dogs
It’s a common misconception that we cats hate dogs and can’t get along with them. In fact, many of my brethren live happily with dogs. Some of them even curl up and sleep with their canine housemates.
Cats Don’t Necessarily Hate Water
Another common myth is that all cats hate water. In fact, many of us actually enjoy water. Some of us even take pleasure in playing in our water dishes. Of course, it’s always fun to splash the water all over the floor and watch our two-legged caretakers clean up the mess!
For myself, I enjoy boating with my people. I’m even told some cats like to swim!
We Don’t Always Land on Our Feet!
We cats do tend to be graceful. And we do often land on our feet when we fall. But not always! And when we don’t, that can spell trouble for us. We can get injured pretty easily that way. Even when we do land on our feet, we can still still get hurt if the fall is far enough, like when we fall out a second story window or higher. So make sure those windows are closed or the screens are secured so we don’t accidentally fall out.
Cats Have Nine Lives?
Nope, we just have one life, like everybody else.
Cats Do Need Veterinary Care
It seems lots of our owners just don’t realize how important this really is in order for us to stay healthy and lead long healthy lives. All cats need regular veterinary care. Choosing a cat-friendly practice can help make these visits easier for all involved.