Do you know your cat very well? From the kind of cat food that you should be giving her since she comes into the family to what kind of creatures they are, do you know everything? Do you know that cats love to see cat shirts on their hooman to make sure that they are getting the importance they deserve?
Like these, there are a couple of things which you all might not know (exceptions excluded). And, you should, if you are planning to adopt a cat for the family.
This article talks about the things that you might or might not know about your cat.
Longevity: It is said, give a cat three years for every human year and you have an idea of how old he is compared to us. Not so. A life span of a cat is increasing by time and currently, a cat lives up to 12 years and more than that. On an average, a cat lives up to 20 years or so. Several cats in Southern California have been reported to live as long as thirty and thirty-four years.
Independent & Loners: While dogs are the animals that stay in packs, cats are loners and independent beings. They like to stay alone doing what they love to do. Saying solitude, cats surely meet and make their colonies, but at the end of the day, they like to keep it themselves. However, there are those ferral cats who stay in groups but there’ll be one who’ll be the boss and the others would listen to that boss. Your cat (in your family) would often go out on the terrace, spend time herself, watch birds, look at people, and sometimes she would hold your clothes and in specific cat shirts that they know you’ve bought them to wear the love on yourself and sleep on them.
Cats can’t be trained: This is that the ultimate truth that you cannot deny that you cannot train cats. Well, you can certainly potty train them and make sure that they learn how to use a cat litter box or scratch post for the times when they want to play around scratching the furniture, but apart from this, you cannot expect them to do things for you. They might learn things themselves, but it would hard to say that you can teach them something. Unlike dogs, cats love to do things their own way and do not like it when you want it your way around.
Cats stay aloof: This might not be completely true because there are cases out there where humans and cats have shown common interests and great companionship. However, if you go by the history, you’d find that cats have been associated with witches, Satan and evil, as a race, cats have been betrayed, condemned, tortured and exterminated, many times, by the thousands and tens of thousands. With this happening, cats made sure that they stayed from humans or anyone who looked like humans. Yet every cat owner knows how truly attached a cat can become and how genuinely grateful they are for the affection and care given them.
What aren’t you aware of?