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Celebrating International Cat Day

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Every year, the 8th of August is observed as International Cat’s Day. This day was founded in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare to honour, support, and increase public understanding of the small panther. Cats and humans have lived side by side for many years. We adore these little creatures even though they are not genetically related to us. Like we would with family, we shared a part of our lives with them. Hence, to honour this day let’s discuss about cats on this International Cat’s Day.

Knowing more about cats

Cats have evolved over thousands of years to become the species they are today, with a variety of physical and behavioural traits. However, among animal lovers, the evolution of cats over time is a fascinating subject. Cats come in a variety of purebred and hybrid varieties. But there aren’t many visual variations between them.

Other felids’ anatomies are comparable to cats’. They have quick reflexes, keen claws, flexible bodies, and teeth designed to hunt small prey like mice. Cats function differently from other animal species that are kept as pets. For instance, although cats’ hearing is significantly greater than dogs’, their sight is less sensitive. Furthermore, cats need their smell senses to survive.

Cats are not loners

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Cats are typically thought of as distant and aloof. They are known for maintaining their privacy and enjoying their own space. In contrast to dogs, which are incredibly gregarious and clamour for attention, your cat could be satisfied to amuse itself. However, not all cats are like that; some are affectionate cuddle-bugs. That raises the question of whether cats are fundamentally solitary creatures or gregarious ones.

Cats are gregarious animals who enjoy company. How they were raised and socialised as kittens, though, has a big impact. A kitten that is taken from its litter too soon will develop a mistrust of both people and other cats. A cat that has positive interactions with both humans and other cats will develop into a nicer, more outgoing cat.

The love for fish is irreplaceable 

Day in and day out, nothing can replace fish for cats. The progenitors of the domestic cat lived in the desert where there was a limited possibility to eat fish. But domestic cats are wonderful opportunists and will try everything at least once.

It appears plausible to suppose that cats are initially drawn to the smell of fish and then make a decision because fish has a potent and distinctive odour.

Numerous clips posted online show that cats will gladly steal food from humans as well as other animals. Small wildcats and their domestic kin could steal seafood if they develop a taste for it. No paws need to be wetted.

Cats love their nap sessions

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Crepuscular refers to animals or insects that are active at dusk or morning in zoology (between dusk and dawn). This explains why your cat will spend a large portion of the early morning and late afternoon napping in a sunny spot and a large portion of the evening racing about the house. Your little kitty follows the same routine of hunting, eating, and resting as her big cat relatives.

One of the main causes of your cat’s extended naps is energy conservation, which is where the phrase “cat nap” came from. Cats are capable of short bursts of light slumber, continuing anywhere from five to thirty minutes, although they always maintain a high state of alertness for predators or prey. Hence, if you catch your kitten slacking off in a corner, then let her be. She is just taking her time morphing into the adorable being she is.

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