Did you know…
a cat can jump up to 7 times its height!
Ailurophile is the word cat lovers are officially called.
Calico cats are almost always female.
A falling cat will always right itself in a precise order. First the head will rotate, then the spine will twist and the rear legs will align, then the cat will arch its back to lessen the impact of the landing.
The most popular names for female cats in the U.S. are Missy, Misty, Muffin, Patches, Fluffy, Tabitha, Tigger, Pumpkin and Samantha.
In English, cat is “cat.” In French, cat is “Chat.” In German, your cat is “katze.” The Spanish word for cat is “gato,” and the Italian word is “gatto.” Japanese prefer “neko” and Arabic countries call a cat a “kitte.”
It is believed that a white cat sitting on your doorstep just before your wedding is a sign of lasting happiness.
Cats are more active during the evening hours.
According to myth, a cat sleeping with all four paws tucked under means cold weather is coming.
Hebrew folklore believes that cats came about because Noah was afraid that rats might eat all the food on the ark. He prayed to God for help. God responded by making the lion sneeze a giant sneeze — and out came a little cat!