Why are Cat Tongues So Rough? And Other Interesting Facts

Have you ever wondered why your cat’s tongue feels like sandpaper? It can be a strange surprise to get licked by a cat – a cat’s tongue is not like the soft tongue of a dog, but rather it is quite rough and maybe even a little ouchy if you are caught off guard. Why…

A Few Cool Facts about Polydactyl Cats

When we visited a shelter last year to find our new feline family member, we fell in love with a scrawny, bedraggled little black kitten with a funny eye, who, as my daughter exclaimed, “Has thumbs!” Freddie was perfect for us, and his uniqueness just made him more amazing. When we got home, we found that…

The Amazing Cat Ear

There are so many cool things about cats that it’s hard to name them all, but one of the most amazing is the cat’s ear. The ear of the cat serves so many more functions than just hearing – though a cat’s hearing is truly astounding!  Believe it or not, cats actually have better hearing…

The Science of Why We Can’t Resist Kittens

For most of us, just the sight of a kitten is enough to make us melt. Their soft, fuzzy fur. Their big, guileless eyes. Their cute little paws. Sigh. And it’s not just kittens – to be fair, almost every baby animal can elicit a similar response, although not all species are as perfectly roly-poly…

Cat Whiskers are Awesome – Here are 5 Reasons Why

Cats possess so many amazing and wonderful natural adaptations that work together to make them the graceful, stealthy and fiercely magnificent creatures they are.  A cat’s whiskers are an excellent example of the tools a cat uses to… well, be a cat.  To follow are 5 awesome facts about cat whiskers: Whiskers are Different than…