Tuesday, October 14, 2008

For All My Cat Lover Friends...

Since I know that several of you are cat lovers, including myself, I thought it would be interesting to have a little cat trivia on here. So here it is...enjoy!

Cats in History

The first true cats were found 12 million years ago, at the start of the Pliocene Period.

The first tamed cats were used for pest control, probably around 3,000 BC in ancient Egypt.

The oldest known fossilized record that has a similarity to today's cats has been aged as 12 million years old.

The ancestor of all domestic cats is the African Wild Cat, which still exists today.

In ancient Egypt, entire families would shave their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when the family cat died.

The Ancient Egyptian word for cat was mau, which means "to see."

In ancient Egypt, cats were mummified; and embalmed mice were placed with them in their tombs.

Morris, the 9-Lives cat, was discovered at an animal shelter in New England.

Ailurophobia is the fear of cats. Julius Caesar, Henry II, Charles XI, and Napoleon all suffered from this and would nearly faint in the presence of a cat.

Nostradamus the French Astrologer, 1503-1566, had a cat named Grimalkin.

Domestic Cat Trivia

A group of cats is called a clowder of cats.

A group of kittens is called a kindle of kittens.

Cats sleep about fourteen hours a day.

There are about 100 breeds of cats.

There is no mention of cats or rats in the Bible.

Cats respond better to women than men. One reason this might be is that women have higher pitched voices than men.

Black cat superstitions originated in America. In Asia and England, a black cat is considered lucky.

Now I don't know about you, but I am ready for some fresh coffee. Want to join me...?

7 comments:

Big Sis said...

Hey Bubba,
Just read the blog from yesterday too. So true about dumb questions!
A lot of trivia about cats that I didn't know. As soon as I figure out how, I will send you pictures of Buddy.
Love ya.

blondie said...

I think my cats sleep more than 14 hours a day. And often I feel like joining them :)

Nice piece Jim.
and Thanks for the coffee.
blondie :))

HermitJim said...

Hey Sis...Glad you enjoyed the cat trivia and am looking forward to seeing the pics of Buddy. Always fun to share pictures of a new friend.Bet he's a lot of company already, huh?

Thanks for coming by...

Hey Blondie...glad to see you survived the first freeze without much trouble! Don't want my friends to turn into ice cycles.
We have a little rain this morning with the tempurature still in the 70'sworking on 80's...

Thanks for coming by...

Manu said...

Hi Jim :o),
interesting info regarding cats, i like cats too. I used to have one when i was a teenager and i see myself getting a cat later in life again, but for now my lifestyle is not suited for a cat.
By the way your blog yesterday was amusing... i am sure everyone inc. me has asked stupid questions for whatever reason.
I hope you are doing well Jim... enjoy the nice warm tepratures and your coffee.

Take care,
Manu.

meltcat said...

Oh, Cats! Funny you should write about them, today...I had an adventure at dawn today with mine!

Thanks, Jim, for the education on our fine feline friends!

I'm smiling over my mug of nice, fresh coffee...and dreadin' the repercussions of the "chase" later...lol!

Cat

HermitJim said...

Hey Manu...good to see you again. Been to long since your last visit, my friend! I'm glad you enjoyed the last couple of post as it's always my intent to amuse or inform...

Thanks for the visit...

Hey Cat...I can't wait to hear about your adventure early this morning...and I'm glad to help bring a smile to your face!

Looking forward to your tale of the cats. Thanks for the smiling visit, Girl!!

Marcus Waheed said...

Hi Jim :o), interesting info regarding cats, i like cats too. I used to have one when i was a teenager and i see myself getting a cat later in life again, but for now my lifestyle is not suited for a cat. By the way your blog yesterday was amusing... i am sure everyone inc. me has asked stupid questions for whatever reason. I hope you are doing well Jim... enjoy the nice warm tepratures and your coffee. Take care, Manu.