10. You’ll save money on their Halloween costumes.
9. You can always find them in the snow.
8. Holding a black cat is very slimming.
7. Black cats will match any décor.
6. A lint brush isn’t required for a black-tie affair.
5. When you love a black cat, luck is on your side.
4. Black cats are like onyx, a beautiful gem.
3. Hey – they don’t care what color you are!
2. Love knows no color.
And the number one reason to adopt a black cat . . .
1. They are the least likely to be adopted.
The nose pads of both
dogs and cats are unique - ridged in a pattern just
like fingerprints of humans.
Among the survivors
from the doomed Titanic were two dogs - a Pekingese and a
A cat’s heart beats twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140
beats per minute.
Cats knead with their paws when they’re happy.
Your cat loves you and can read your moods. If you’re sad or under
stress, you may also notice a different in your cat’s behavior.
The oldest known breed
of dog native to North America is the Chihuahua and the oldest known
breed is the Saluki, an Arabic word meaning "noble one."
An average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter and 2-3 litters per
During her productive life, one female cat could have more than
A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as
420,000 kittens in just 7 years.
The U.S. has the
highest dog population in the world, followed by France.
People who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer
“Sociable” cats will follow you from room to room to monitor your
activities throughout the day.
Give your cat a quality scratching post to deter her from
scratching your furniture. Still scratching? Try putting lemon scent
or orange scent on the area. Cats hate these smells.
You've probably heard
that one year of a dog's life is equal to seven in human years.
Here's another way of calculating a dog's age. At one year, a
dog is the equivalent of 16 human years; at two dog years they are
24 human years; at 3 dog years, 30 human years; and for every dog
year after that, add 4 human years.
Cats are partially color blind. They have the equivalency of human
red/green color blindness. (Reds appear green and greens appear red
– or shades thereof.)
At birth, kittens can’t see or hear. Kittens open their eyes after
five days and begin to develop their eyesight and hearing at
approximately 2 weeks. They begin to walk at 20 days.
Cats are the sleepiest of all mammals. They spend 16 hours of each
day sleeping. With that in mind, a seven year old cat has only been
awake for two years of its life!
The Doberman breed was
created in the 1860's by Louis Doberman, a German tax-collector who
created the dog to protect him while he worked.
Cats spend 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves.
95% of all cat owners
admit they talk to their cats!
32% of those who own their own home, also own at least one cat.
Egyptians shaved their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when they
lost a beloved cat.
A cat has five more vertebrae in its spinal column than a human
The weirdest cat on record was a female called Mincho who went up
a tree in Argentina and didn’t come down again until she died six
years later. While treed, she managed to have three litters with
equally ambitious dads!
Dogs have lived with
humans for over 14,000 years. Cats have lived with people for
only 7,000 years.
Cats can see up to 120 feet away. Their peripheral vision is about