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Our objective is to provide interesting fact based information on the domestic house cat as well as the opportunity to introduce you to valuable and useful products which have been hand chosen for their quality, durability and enjoyment of your feline friends.

A cat lover is one who not only loves their pet but treats them as part of the family. Webster defines a cat as: “a small domesticated carnivore, Felis domestica or F. catus, bred in a number of varieties.”

Cats have been domesticated since prehistoric times, perhaps for 10,000 years. The ancient Egyptian domestic cat, which spread to Europe in historic times, was used as a retriever in hunting as well as for catching rats and mice. It and the modern domestic cat, F. catus, are descended from Felis silvestris lybica, the Near Eastern subspecies of the wildcat.

Cats vary considerably in size; males commonly weigh 9 to 14 lb (4.1–6.4 kg) and females 6 to 10 lb (2.2–4.5 kg). They have coats of varying length and a wide variety of colors: black, white, and many shades of red, yellow, brown, and gray. A cat may be solid-colored or have patches or shadings of a second color. An extremely common pattern, probably derived from wild ancestors, is tabby: a red, brown, or gray background, striped with a lighter shade of the same color. The tortoiseshell pattern is a mixture of red, yellow, and black patches. The calico pattern is similar, but with large patches of white. Of all the carnivores, cats are the most exclusive flesh-eaters and are the most highly adapted for hunting and devouring their prey.

All cats have rounded heads, short muzzles, large eyes, sensitive whiskers about the mouth, and erect pointed ears. They have short, wide jaws equipped with long canine teeth and strong molars with sharp cutting edges. Their tongues are coated with sharp recurved projections called papillae that aid in drinking and grooming. Cats have five toes on the forefeet and four on the hind feet. The fifth toe is set high on the forefoot and does not touch the ground during walking, but it is used in grooming and capturing prey. The ends of the toes bear strong, sharp, curved claws. In all but the cheetah the claws are completely retractile, being withdrawn into protective sheaths when not in use. This mechanism is a distinguishing feature of the cat family, although it occurs in a less developed form in some civets.

Wikipedia provides more detailed information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat

National Geographic always provides incredible information on all subjects. Check out their article on domestic cats: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/domestic-cat/

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Enjoy this video on cat behaviors:   It's very well done!