Cats, the Purr-fect Companions
Cats make great companions, offering many of the same joys as having another type of pet. Did you know that cats are the most popular pet in the United States? There are so many reasons why!
Learn about the benefits of adopting a cat, our cat adoption specials, cat behavior and training and common myths about cats.
Fun Facts about Cats
- Cats’ ears are incredibly sensitive. They are able to detect sounds as high as 65 kilohertz, an ability that may be even greater than that of a dog and definitely a human. Plus, a cat’s ears are always alert, even when he’s sleeping.
- Impressed by cats’ incredible sense of balance? Well, they actually have an organ called the vestibular apparatus within each ear, and it works with the eye to give them that superb balancing ability.
- No potty-training needed? That’s right! Cats do not need to be litter-box trained. It is a natural habit continued from their ancestors—wild cats.
- Cleanliness is next to godliness for a cat. They spend more than one-third of their waking hours grooming.
- Cats can snooze up to 18 hours a day, typically in brief spurts. And, they do have dreams—some twitching, making noise or swishing their tails while asleep.
- A kneading cat is the epitome of contentment. The behavior develops at birth and, in most cases, continues throughout a cat’s life, particularly during times of relaxation and happiness.
- People love the sound of a cat’s purr. It originates in a cat’s brain and is caused by vibrating muscles surrounding the larynx. The purr is one of the first sounds that a newborn kitten makes.