Aug 082012
 

Wanna know why I’m smiling?  It’s because today’s World Cat Day!
A day us cats celebrate what else??  Being cats!!

In celebration of World Cat Day, I wanna share some fun cats about us cats.  Now I know you guys already know these, but it’s important to educate the humans out there who may not be as knowledgeable about us cats.  So here we go!!

  1. Just like fingerprints,  every cat’s nose pad is different.
  2. Many humans think us cats are color-blind, but we can see blues, reds and greens.
  3. Do cats dream?  We sure do!  In fact, kittens will start dreaming when they’re about one week old.
  4. When cats are happy, we squeeze our eyes shut.
  5. Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds while dogs can only make a measly 10.
  6. A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is a dog’s.  Both humans and cats have identical regions in our brains that are responsible for emotions.
  7. Us cats lose almost as much fluid in the saliva while grooming ourselves as we do through urination.
  8. Speaking of grooming, us cats spend about 1/3 of our lives grooming ourselves.  I wonder how much time we spend peeing?  😉
  9. The domestic cat is the only species able to hold its tail vertically while walking.  Wild cats hold their tails horizontally or tucked between their legs while walking.
  10. Researchers have tried making mouse-flavored cat food.  The cats who tried it refused to eat it!  I know I’d like to try it, wouldn’t you?

Hey!  I think I learned a thing or two myself!  Happy World Cat Day!!

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the 2012 Cat-O-Lympics Synchronized Snoozing Medal Ceremony!!

  44 Responses to “What’s That Wally Doing?”

  1. WELL SAID WALLY AND…………………CATS RULE AND DOGS DROLL!!
    Hugs Madi

  2. Happy World Cat Day friends!!! Cats are amazing 🙂

  3. Happy World Cat Day to you too Wally. BTW why would we want to eat mouse flavoured cat food when we can eat real live dead chickhen!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. Happy World Cat Day!

    We wondered why we don’t get canned mouse….

  5. We’re with you, Wally. We love being cats!

  6. I wouldn’t wanna be the guy who tested the mouse flavored cat food to see if the taste was similar to real mice?

  7. we didn’t know some of those things….thanks for edumacating us!!

  8. We’re wondering how humans would know what mouse flavored cat food should taste like (?)

  9. Great, interesting facts! Happy WCD, furriends.

    Pee Ess – we’re still thinkin bout that mouse-flavored cat food…..

  10. Happy World Cat Day! Thank you for sharing those great facts. We learned a lot!

  11. Happy World Cat Day! Great list, I did learn couple of new things! I didn’t know about #7 – I have to make sure my boys drink enough water!
    # 10 is interesting. I wonder who did the taste test to make mouse-flavored cat food!

  12. Awesome facts that make us, um, more awesome! Happy World Cat Day!

    Mmm, mousie flavor…

  13. Happy World Cat DaY!

  14. I hope that’s not true about nose pad prints, otherwise I am going to get found out by the humans as to some of my rather naughtier capers. I hope they don’t call CSI FAZ

  15. Happy World Cat Day to you all!

    Wow, those are some interesting facts — and many of them I didn’t know before. I had read in National Geographic about how cats were more similar to humans even than monkeys, though. Amazing, isn’t it?

  16. Mom and I BOAF loved those factoids! Fanks you. xox

  17. They actually tried making mouse flavored cat food!? We didn’t know that!
    Happy World CAT Day, Effuryone!

  18. Those were cool Wally! Happy World Cat Day everyone!

  19. That is just cool! I didn’t even know there was a cat day! Keep on smiling Wally!

    Yours Truly,

    ~Wu-Dong

  20. Happy World Cat Day Wally! Keep smiling- and squeeze your eyes shut… Does that mean cats are happy snoozing most of the day?

  21. Happy World Cat Day!

    A few of those were new to me! Like number 7! But I have no trouble believing it… if you saw how wet Star was after she finsihed grooming, you wouldnt either!

  22. Happy World Cat Day! I just want to say that if the cats rejected the mouse-flavored cat food, then the humans must have been making it wrong.

  23. Wally that was fabulous.
    We learned a thing or three about cats we didn’t know.
    Happy World Cat’s Day.

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

  24. Hi Wally! You sure are looking handsome today. We love those facts and didn’t know them before. Our Mumsy is keeping a copy of them they’re so cool. You gots a great post – Hapy World Cat Day! Hugs to everyone 🙂

  25. Happy Workd Cat Day Wally! Ernie! and Zoey!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  26. Happy World Cat Day. This was very educational factoids for humans, Mom figured out number 4 from the way I sleep with a lot of REM sleep movements as she was worried and asked to find out about cat dreams

  27. smiles back at you, Wally 🙂 Happy World Cat Day! we learned some stuff too. we like #5 – we’re gonna go rub Wriggley’s nose in that one 😀

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  28. Happy Werld Cat Day! you guys can send your pikshurs for the chick-hen caper to themeezers AT gmail DOT com! we’s gonna haf FUN FUN FUN

  29. Wally, yous is such a beautiful cat! Me was admiring yous so much, me almost forgots to reads your 10 facts!
    Me is not too sure about #4 as me squeezes mine shut when my mommy takes pictures!
    Kisses to yous Sweet Wally
    Nellie

  30. Happy World Cat Day. Guess we should come and peak at the result tomorrow.

  31. Great fact on a great day Wally!!!!!!!!
    Enjoy 🙂
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

  32. I am practically part cat! Love the kitties!

    Your pal, Pip

  33. Lots of information in this post. It will be a useful one to remember.

  34. Cool facts about us kitties!

  35. Happy World Cat Day to you! Thanks for those facts about us cats, we are going to push the ‘print’ button on our computer and the printer will put a copy of your facts in the out tray for her to read then store in a good place like our bulletin board!!

  36. My human Tommy is all over your gingerness!! And isn’t everyday World Cat Day??

    Noir

  37. Happy World Cat Day! Wow we want to try that mouse flavour stuff!

  38. And what a beautiful smile you have sweet Wally. Thanks, for the cat facts we enjoyed reading them…some we knew but some we didn’t…namely the mouse flavored cat food. We are wondering how those people know what a mouse tastes like. lol Hugs and nose kisses

  39. Hi friends! We hope you had a wonderful World Cat Day. We wish the Tigers would’ve won, though! Purrs from Stephanie, Abbi, Livia and Ateret

  40. Happy WCD! Hmmmm, I find #7 a leetle disturbing. Maybe it’s why I feel firsty after a good baff, eh? And #10? No thanks, I’ll take their word for it.

  41. Yeaaaaaahhh… *high paw to Wally*

  42. Well Wally, lots of that was news in this anifamily!! thanks for sharing!! paw pats, Savannah

  43. We’re TOTALLY going to point out our 100 vocal sounds repertoire to mommy. WE SO RULE!

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