Cat Quote of the Day:

Friday, November 28, 2008

Cats And Parrots

The Cat and the Parrot, best friends pictures was sent to me by my friend Aviel Pipman.

"Tasty head massage..."

"Good Morning..."

"and the cat shall dwell with the parrot..."

Friday, November 21, 2008

Why do cats lick their lips?

The cat licking his lips picture is courtesy of " Gragsie " from flickr.

When cats lick their lips it may mean that they are hungry and they tell you: "Cat want to eat…!". 

Cats lick their lips to clean themselves after eating.

Licking lips may be a sign that the cat is agitated. That the cat is in a mild state of conflict.

It may indicate there are some problems (if  they do it too much.)

Such as mild anxiety for something, an allergy or some obstruction in the digestive process.

Cats licks their lips as a displacement activity – When they are unsure, they do something to relieve the discomfort. For example, we can scratch our heads as a displacement activity, when we are embarrassed.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cameo Persian

This Beautiful 15 years old Cameo Persian Cat (Skye) is courtesy of " whitlee0913 " from flickr.
The Cameo Persian was developed from Smoke Longhair and Tortoiseshell Longhair, in the 1950's.
Their are 8 kinds:
Red Shell Cameo
Red Shaded Cameo
Red Smoke Cameo
Cream Shell Cameo
Cream Shaded Cameo
Cream Smoke Cameo
Cameo Tortie
Cameo Tabby

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Blue Persian Kitten

The Blue Persian Kitten (Coccolo)
is courtesy of Gattaka

Most of the Blue Longhair kittens are born with a Tabby pattern
that will probably vanish in a few months.
The Blue persian is the most popular from all the persian cats.
There are even exhibitions for them only.

Black Persian Kitten

The Black Persian Kitten (Black Jack) 
is courtesy of " Gattaka Persians " from flickr

A black Persian kitten may have dots of colors in his fur.

Often the fully black color develops aftter 6 months of age.

Brown Tabby Persian Kittens

The Brown Tabby Persian Kittens (Morgan and Maya) 
are courtesy of Gattaka Persians

There are references about Persian cats from around 1600 B.C. 

The Persian cats origin is from PersiaIran.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Smelling Abilities

The Cat nose picture is from Wikipedia, Entry: Cat.
The cat's nose is very sensitive to smells that contain Nitrogen.
This ability helps them ro reject rotten foods - "spoilt" foods, because 
these foods release chimicals that are full of Nitrogen.  

Mice in Council

The cat and mouse picture is courtesy of " Apryl Wiese " from flickr.

Long ago, the mice held a general council to consider what measures they could take to outwit their common enemy, the cat. Some said this, and some said that; but at last a young mouse got up and said he had a proposal to make, which he though would meet the case.

"You will all agree," said he, "that our chief danger consists in the sly and treacherous manner in which the enemy approaches us. Now, if we could receive some signal of her approach, we could easily escape from her. I venture, therefore, to propose that a small bell be procured, and attached by a ribbon round the neck of the cat. By this means we should always know when she was about, and could easily retire while she was in the neighborhood."

This proposal met with general applause, until an old mouse got up and said, "That is all very well, but who is to bell the cat?"

The mice looked at one another and nobody spoke. Then the old mouse said, "It is easy to propose impossible remedies."

Source: The Fables of Æsop

Golden Chinchilla Persian

 The Golden Chinchilla Persian Cat picture is courtesy of

" Exhibit-M " from flickr.

The Chinchilla Longhair cat got it's name

from the South American rodent - Chinchilla :

The Chinchilla picture is courtesy of " [jess h.]  " from flickr.

The Chinchilla has dark under fur with white ends

and the Chinchilla cat has it the opsosite way,

white under fur, with dark ends.

Cats clothes

The dressed cat is courtesy of " swanky " from flickr
I dont think that cats enjoy wearing clothes. They are perfect as they are, with their permanent coats. But, they sure look beautiful with them.
It is great to dress them up for a few minutes, just to take some cool photos...!

Ancient Mosaic

Cat attacks bird - mosaic from the National Museum of Rome.

Piture is courtesy of " geekygirlnyc " from Flickr.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Red cream Peke-face Longhair Persian

Red cream Peke-face Longhair Persian Cat ,picture

is courtesy of " iwork4toby " from flickr.

Although their color is fire red, it is a calm comfortable and very affectionate cat.

The name Peke-face is because they are similiar to the Pekingese dog.

In the USA this breed is permitted to participate in cats exhibitions,

but in Britain it is forbidden.

Most of the vets in Britain are against breeding it,

because of the squashed face, that may cause breathing difficulties.

The Jacobson's Organ

The cat picture is courtesy of " mauzlover " from flickr.

The Jacobson's organ - in Latin - vomeronasal organ,  is a cat (and many other animals) olfactory sense organ. Discovered in 1813 by Ludvig Jacobson.

It is a sense that human doesn't have. A sense that is between the olfactory sense and the sense of taste.

The Jacobson's organ is connected to the tip of the cat's upper palate and it transfer sensations to the sexual centers of his/hers brain.

The cat's Jacobson organ - vomeronasal organ sketch is from wikipedia.

white cat with blue and green eyes

The white cat with blue green eyes is courtesy of Lou in China

Due to a genetic problem, white cats with blue eyes(two blue eyes) are often deaf. (not always).

White cats with one blue eye and one yellow or green eye, may be deaf on the blue eye side.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Harry potter style cat

The Cat picture is courtesy of " Márcia_Marton " from flickr

Ear Mite

the Cat shaking his head picture is courtesy of peter_hasselbom

Why do cats shake their heads?

Ear mite is maybe the cause of it.

Ear mite are microscopic creatures who lives inside  animals ears.

They can be transmitted even from brief contact with another cat or dog.

It is rear for human to get infected.

If your cat is scraching his ears and shake his head a lot, It's a sign for ear mite.

Ear mite possible sign is something like black dirt inside the cat's ears.

A lot of scraching and shaking, without the "black dirt", can also be ear infection.

Either way, It is a good idea to get your cat to the vet.

The vet will take a sample from the black dirt and put it under a microscop.

If he'll see this... It's Ear mite...

The treatment is probably will be some kind of ear drops, twice daily.

(Ear mite picture from wikipedia, Entry: ear mite)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Safe way to pick up kittens and grown cats:

The kitten picture is courtesy of aYomy

In the picture you can see a human child picks up a cat kitten.

A little too far from his body. It may scare the kitten. 


It is better not to pick up kittens before they are two weeks of age.

From the age of 2 weeks to 4 weeks, it is recommended to only pick them up briefly.

Young kittens can be picked up by the loose skin at the back of their necks. The Same way as their mothers move them around.

Kittens  are very light and it will not heart them.

But, never lift a grown cat by its neck. It can heart him. 

Safe way to pick up kittens and grown cats:

Approach the cat from his side. One open palm, up, on the belly, behind the legs in the front.

Second hand, over the back and under the belly close to the hind legs. Pick the cat up close to your body.

He will feel secure because of the good support.


 My cat comes closer and closer every day, but still she doesn’t let me pet her or touch her. Hopefully soon

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cornish Rex

Cornish Rex cat closup
The Cornish Rex cat history, goes back to the 1950's. In cornwall, England, a male kitten was born to farm cats. He had a red white curley fur and waved whiskers.
The cat was paired with his mother and from the mating were born a few curley kittens...

The Red Cornish Rex cat pictures are courtesy of " canyougivemeanametoo " from flickr

In The Snow

The cat in the snow picture is courtesy of mosippy

The beautiful cats on the pictures have a warm house to go back to when they finish to enjoy the snow expedition.
Stray cats could experience some hard times  in the winter,  and giving them food everyday will help them go through it. When a cat eat good it actualy improves his hunting skills who help him take care of himself.

The snow cat picture is courtesy of thru_myeye 


The Cat and her human is courtesy of " Shadow Cat " from flickr.

Cats respond better to women than to men, 

probably due to the fact that women's voices have a higher pitch.

Rubs Up Against You

The Cat's affection picture is courtesy of " vernhart " from flickr.

Cats rubs up their body and head against you for marking you. They mark you as "theirs" with their sent.

Cats push their faces against your head if they accept you. It is a sign of affection.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Ears Muscles

The Cat with the lovely big ears picture is courtesy of 

" Buntekuh " from flickr.

Cats ears can pivot in 180 degrees, and also move up and down.

in each ear cats have 30 muscles (human have 6)  and 12 or more are controlling the ear movement.

The cat use his ears as a radar. The ears can move in different directions and pinpoint the sound source without the movement of the cats head.