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Cat Bed or Your Bed. Should You Be Sleeping With Your Cat?

Posted by on Feb 11 2015 | Cat Facts

Here is a fun infographic that asks the question “Should you be sharing your bed with your favorite feline?” It’s definitely a good question and worth asking especially if you have had to deal with some of the annoying night time cat habits featured in this infographic.

Cat Bed or Your Baed
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The Richest Cats in the World

Posted by on Aug 27 2009 | Cat Facts, Cats In The News

Rich Cats

Many people have been leaving their fortunes to their beloved pets ever since the 19th century. Many countries don’t allow wealthy people to leave money to their pets. Owners have found a way around this restriction by setting up a charity foundation that would provide care for their pet after they are gone. Today there are over a million wills in the US that have animals in them. Would your pet happen to be one of them?
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How Cats communicate using sound, smell and body language.

Posted by on Mar 20 2009 | Cat Facts

Jade likes to communicate regularly with us
Jade communicates regularly with us

To help you understanding your cat and develop a closer bond with them we found three articles about Cat Communication, Cat Talk and Cat Emotions that we think are worth reading. Cat Communication covers a number of ways of how your cat communicates using sound, smell and body language. It has some good diagrams to help explain things visually.

There are links from Cat Communication to Cat Chat and Cat Emotions. We found all these articles very interesting and ideal for the cat lover who would like to know more about the inner working of cats.

Here is a snippet from each article. Links to the complete articles are at the end of the post.

Cat Communication

Cats which communicate mostly with other cats use mainly on body language and scent – this is their “native language”. Their body language is subtle, but many owners and cat workers learn to read the more obvious cues.

There are at least nineteen different types of “miaow” which differ in pitch, rhythm, volume, tone, pronunciation and the situations in which they are used. The familiar purr may be used for contentment, self-reassurance or an invitation for close contact.
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15 Strange and Funny Cat Laws

Posted by on Sep 19 2008 | Cat Facts

Laws for Cats have been around for thousands of years. A long the way a few strange and funny cat laws have been created. Some of them are just plain weird. I can’t imagine what events must have taken place for someone to bring these laws to realization. I would like to think that most if not all Cat Laws are created for the Cats protection.

Remember Dax, no yowling after 9pm in Georgia!

Here is a list of fifteen Cat laws that will make you wonder and at times, laugh.
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Hey Spooky, you’re soaking in it!

Posted by on Mar 12 2008 | Cat Facts, Sleeping Cats, Spooky

Spooky has been taking full advantage of the sunny days we’ve been having this week by spending alot of time soaking up the afternoon sun. He loves sitting and sleeping in the sun beams that pour into the kitchen and always seems to find the primo spot for maximum soak and toasty-ness.

Apart from creating a warm place to nap, light plays an important role in regulating a cats biological clock. The cats daily rhythms that control sleep, hormone output and other functions are influenced by light. A cats yearly rhythms are also influenced by the amount of daylight which include seasonal shedding and reproductive heat cycles.

Here’s Spooky ‘soaking in it’ and keeping warm on a cold winter’s day while also working on his biological clock.

Pictures of Cats - Spooky Sun Soaked
Spooky relaxing and soaking up the afternoon sun.
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How to say ‘Cat’ in other languages

Posted by on Jan 22 2008 | Cat Facts

Have you ever wondered how to say “Cat” in other languages?

I have. If you’re a cat-lover who travels a lot or you’re just curious here is a list of how to say “Cat” in other languages.

  • Cat in Danish is kat
  • Cat in Dutch is kattekop
  • Cat in Finnish is kissa
  • Cat in German is Katze
  • Cat in Italian is gatto, gatta
  • Cat in Latin is cattus
  • Cat in Norwegian is katt
  • Cat in Portuguese is gato
  • Cat in Spanish is gato
  • Cat in Swedish is katt

If you know of any other translations for “Cat” leave it for us in the comments and we’ll add it to the list.


77 Cat Quotes that are the Cats meow!

Posted by on Jan 18 2008 | Cat Facts

Here is a collection of some of our favorite quotes about Cats. They are from a wide range of people including Leoardo DaVinci, Lewis Caroll, W.C. Fields and Groucho Marx to name a few. They all had some very interesting things to say about our feline friends.

We enjoy reading through them every once in a while and though you appreciate us sharing them with you. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Do you have some of you own favorite quotes? Please share them with us in the comments.

Cat Quotes - Jade

The official ‘Band of Cats’ list of Cat Quotes.

1. As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.
Cleveland Amory

2. Everything comes to those who wait… except a cat.
Mario Andretti

3. Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.
Sri Aurobindo

4. To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction – and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.
Stephen Baker

5. I had the X rating on my films. Now they do as much on The Simpsons as I got an X rating for Fritz the Cat (link to Cartoon Cats post).
Ralph Bakshi
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How to Teach Your Cat to Talk

Posted by on Nov 23 2007 | Cat Facts

Have you ever wanted to communicate with your cat? What if your cat could actually talk to you? Wouldn’t that be just the cats meow? We thought it would too.

At the very least getting your cat to talk could be a fun trick to show your friends. At best it would be a new way to connect with your cat on a daily basis.

Teach your cat to talk
Jade always has lots to say.

We searched around the net and found some great info and help online to help you in getting started teaching your cat to talk. I’m sure by now you’ve probably seen all the talking cat videos going around.

Here is our collection of top links that offer some insight, info and help in teaching your cat to talk! Who knows, your cat may be the next online video star.

Simple Tricks
You can teach your cat to speak by holding some food infront of it and say something like “speak” or “talk” until the cat meows, then give it the food. Eventually you may be able to get it to drop the ending of its meow and say “me…

Teaching Your Cat Tricks
“I don’t believe you. A cat can’t talk.” My good friend was laughing at me so I invited him over to my house to see for himself.

How to Communicate With Your Cat
Scientists have discovered that cats have developed an elaborate communication system mostly based around scent, touch, facial expressions, vocalizations, and body language.

Your Talkative Cat (pdf)
Vocalizing is one way for your cat to communicate with you and with other animals. Some cats “talk” more than others, but most cats do make noise some of the time.

Communicating with Your Cat
You and your cat may speak different languages, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t communicate with each other.

Cat vocalizations – talking cats – excessive meowing
Cats produce various types of vocalizations. These range from the common meow, to cat calls, to hissing etc. When cats meow several times in a row or for an extended period we humans call that talking.

Cat Talk
Mildred Moelk’s studies provided some basis for what many cat-owned people have always believed. Cats can talk.

Clicker Training
Clicker training helps you interact with your cat ways you never thought possible.

Let us know how things go with your Cat Talk training. If you know of any other good sources of info, send them along and we’ll add them to the list.


21 Cat Behaviors, 32 Cat Sounds and their Secret Meaning

Posted by on Nov 10 2007 | Cat Facts, Pictures of cats

Our cats are continuously communicating to us using their body language and sounds to communicate. It’s amazing all the sounds they make and the actions they take in order to tell us something.

Pictures of Cats - Talking

Compared to the many other cats I’ve met, our cats are very talkative.

Most of the times we can figure out what our cats are saying, but there are those times where we just don’t have a clue as to what is going on.

Do you run into a communication breakdown with your cat? Wouldn’t you really like to know what they’re saying? I know I would.

I’m always telling myself, boy, if they could only talk. Well, as it turns out they do talk to us in their own cat way!
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