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A Brief History of House Cats

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A Brief History of House Cats

On any of the surprising number of Web sites dedicated entirely to wisdom about cats, one will find quotations like these: “As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat” (attributed to Ellen Perry Berkeley); “The phrase ‘domestic cat’ is an oxymoron” (attributed to George F. Will); and “A dog is a man’s best friend. A cat is a cat’s best friend” (attributed to Robet J. Vogel). Of course, there is such a thing as the domestic cat, and cats and humans have enjoyed a mostly symbiotic relationship for thousands of years. But the quips do illuminate a very real...

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We Love Cats Trying to Pet Birds [Video]

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We Love Cats Trying to Pet Birds [Video]

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These 5 things can seriously stress out your cat

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These 5 things can seriously stress out your cat

Cat owners know that their feline friends can be skittish. But some things are more likely than others to make cats anxious. Here are five things that are known to stress out cats. Loud noises, like thunder and fireworks High frequency sounds, like computer monitors and certain light bulbs Strong scents, including citrus Cleaning products, as many cats are allergic to them Other animals, such as dogs, predators, and even cats Keep in mind that every kitty is different. Yours may be perfectly fine with computer monitors and other cats. To each his own! Read More: Rare

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Lost Cat Reunited With Owner After 10 Years

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Lost Cat Reunited With Owner After 10 Years

A cat has been reunited with his family 10 years after he vanished. It’s all because of some dedicated cat-loving volunteers and modern technology. Oliver was two years old when he got out of his family’s home in northwest suburban Lake Zurich. The family thought poor Oliver had been hit by a car. But stories about Oliver’s demise were premature. On Saturday night, Kim Vonesh and other volunteers who trap cats so they can be neutered and released, saw a security guard feeding Oliver and other cats. “Six years she’s been feeding him,” Vonesh says. “How does that happen?” The...

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Cats show right and left-hand preferences

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Cats show right and left-hand preferences

Whether stalking down the stairs or tiptoeing into the litter box, cats have a preference for which paw they put forward, according to new research, with females favouring their right paw and males their left. Scientists say that while such preferences are a matter of individual inclination, males generally prefer stepping out with their left foot, while females typically favour their right. The team say understanding paw preference could offer insights into an animal’s vulnerability to stress. “Left-limbed animals, which rely more heavily on their right hemisphere for processing information, tend to show stronger fear responses, aggressive outbursts, and cope...

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