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We’re celebrating Cat Week at our clinic by posting about cats all week. Let’s kick it off with a Top Ten list and some kitty trivia!

Top Ten States Where Cats Live the Longest

Montana…………………………14.3 years
Colorado…………………………13.2 years
Rhode Island……………………13 years
Illinois……………………………..12.8 years
Nebraska…………………………12.8 years
California………………………….12.7 years
Massachusetts…………………12.7 years
New Jersey……………………..12.7 years
Michigan…………………………12.6 years.
South Dakota…………………..12.6 years

Virginia did not rank in the Top Ten on this list put together by a veterinary corporation. However, we’ve met Siamese cats that lived into their twenties, so we know Virginia has its share of long-lived cats.

curly baby

 

Today’s cat trivia:

Celebrate! Cats live almost twice as long today as they did 50 years ago.

Look closely: The print on a cat’s nose has a unique ridged pattern, like a human fingerprint.

Say what? A cat lover is called an ailurophile.

The postcat always meows twice: In the 1870s, the Belgian village of Liege trained 37 mail cats to deliver letters. The plan was to wrap waterproof mailbags around each feline’s neck.

They love Blue Man Group: Cats can see some color — mostly shades of blue. They’re like a person who is red-green colorblind.

Can you hear me-ow? Blue-eyed white cats are more likely to be deaf. If a cat has one blue eye, it is likely deaf on the blue-eyed side.

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     This weekend, Americans all across America will make a choice:  whether to stare at Tom Brady’s backside or at a puppy’s happy wagging tail. Why? Because NBC has elected to take the huge ratings risk of scheduling some little thing called the Super Bowl at the same time* as Animal Planet’s wildly popular Puppy Bowl. Madness, I know.   *Actually, they’re several hours apart, but you get my drift.

Giving puppies everywhere a run for their money.

     As to the question of who’s cuter – Tom Brady or a puppy – it used to be Tom. He was very cute. Then he married a model, grew his hair out long, started wearing fashionable clothes and basically turned into a girl. Not cute. And also not his idea. But that’s what happens when a man tries to keep the wifey happy, eh?

     So these days, the puppy wins. Puppies are always cute, no matter the circumstances. Watch the Puppy Bowl this Sunday at 3 PM on Animal Planet.  ~~  Jen M.

We have a winner!

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Photo credits:
Tom Brady photo by Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia Commons.
Jack Russell puppy photo by Steve-65 via Wikimedia Commons.

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Head-butting.

Hopping sideways.

Leaving a dead mouse on the doorstep.

     Let’s face it:  cats do some pretty weird things.  The question is:  Why?  Animal Planet has all the answers in their Top 10 Cat Quirks.  Check it out and learn the secret language of cats.

 

Reading List

Why Cats Do That:  A Collection of Curious Kitty Quirks

The Cat Bible:  Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know

The Cat Behavior Answer Book

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