Cat of the Month
Nova is our cat of the month. She was born May 2004 in Gwangju, South Korea but has lived in Canada since November 2010. She is affectionate and loving, though very shy of strangers. At almost 14 years of age she is living the happy cat dream, spending most days curled up on a super-soft heated blanket on my mom’s lap or re-enacting the Indy 500 with her twin brother, Quinn, and cousin, Tootsie.
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Fun Cat Facts
- Every cat's nose pad or nose leather is different--like a human fingerprint. Cats use their noses not only for smelling, but also for detecting temperature changes
- Cats' eyes are so big that if our eyes were proportionately as big they would be about 8 inches in diameter.
- Cats are usually considered color-blind
- Your cat's tail usually tells his mood:
- Carried high - proud and content
- Extended straight - he's stalking
- Thrusting side to side - he may be angry
- An adult cat can weigh as much as 20 pounds and as little as 5.
- A cat scratching post is used to satisfy the urge to stretch, clean claws, and marking territory, not for claw sharpening
- Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs can make only 10.