Some Facts about Cats!
From the very early times since cats decide to live
with humans we have looked at them for inspiration. Cats were sacred creatures in
ancient Egypt and we can understand why the Egyptians believed so.
Cats are full of mysteries and knowledge.
So here are some facts that you might not know about cats…
- Not many would would know the feline origins of the question mark.
It is known that cats use tail signals to indicate their changing moods & perceptions. Ancient
civilizations accepted that cats had special knowledge and these signals were considered
important & were incorporated into the earliest forms of calligraphy.
So the classical
curled over tail of the curious cat is still to be found today in most of our written texts as
the symbol used to express a question ...????
- Have you ever wonder why your cat seems to sit sometimes in the middle of nowhere and
suddenly she might start purring, with her eyes half closed and even at times, seems to rock
slightly? Or why the young and inexperienced cats will become all of the sudden overload with
some kind of "charge" and they'll start dashing madly all over the place?
Well, apparently some cats are able to experience a kind of localized force field or meridian
in certain areas from which they seem to get some pleasure. Dr Peter Williams who heads the
Department of Applied Aesthetics at Rudkin College in Dallas, Texas, believes that in those areas,
which he calls them Points of Harmonic Resonance, the cats can derive some power from them.
This might explain why cats seem to sit in the most unexpected places. Also purring at same time may it be just a way of
channeling that energy or a way for the cat to mimic the harmonic point's vibration & to receive a kind of substitute benefit....
- Another behaviour that is often being misunderstood by the humans is when the cat brings dead or nearly dead prey back to the center of their territory (our home). We might not appreciate this
token from our cat as we don't usually eat mice or frogs or whatever else we might find in the
middle of the kitchen but for the cat this is something quite normal as some believe that she simply makes a
reciprocal gesture - leaving freshly killed food in return for the food they have been given
by their owners. The cat appreciates the fact that we feed them and look after them (although there are other theories that are trying to explain this kind of behaviour).
Some wise words about cats from some wise people
- "There is no 'snooze' button on a cat who wants
- "Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods.
Cats have never forgotten this."
- "In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats."
- English proverb
- "As every cat owner knows ~ nobody owns a cat."
- Ellen Perry Berkeley
- "One cat just leads to another."
- Ernest Hemingway
- "Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are
subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard
of one who suffered from insomnia."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
- "Cats seem to go on the principle that it never
does any harm to ask for what you want."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
- "People that hate cats will come back
as mice in their next life."
- Faith Resnick
- "There are many intelligent species in the
universe. They are all owned by cats."
- "I have studied many philosophers and many
cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior."
- Hippolyte Taine
- "There are two means of refuge from
the miseries of life: music and cats."
- Albert Schweitzer
- "The cat has too much spirit to have no heart."
- Ernest Menaul
- "Time spent with cats is never wasted."
- "Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil,
and cruel. True, and they have many other
fine qualities as well."
- Missy Dizick
- "You will always be lucky if you know how
to make friends with strange cats."
- Colonial American proverb
- "Cats aren't clean ~ they're covered with cat spit!"
- John S. Nichols
| Cats are special and they have their special ways in showing affection and love.
We do like posing for the camera and we will 'oblige' if someone wants to take a picture of us...just say mouse! |
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