By J. Stephen Lang
In 1,001 stuff you constantly desired to find out about Cats, trivialities professional and licensed cat fancier J. Stephen Lang places your whisker knowledge to the try out with 1,001 tantalizing trivialities tidbits. From myths and legends to well-known cat fans (and haters), ""catty"" words to comic strip kitties, bewildering behavioral quirks to mating and motherhood, you are going to study about:
* 5 U.S. presidents who loved cats . . . and person who hated them with a passion!
* why cats get pleasure from kneading their human partners with their paws;
* a breed of cat with webbed toes who swims for his seafood supper!
* the most well-liked female and male cat names today.
With those and 997 different scrumptious minutiae morsels, you will discover an abundance of unforeseen delights on each page!
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There are either longhaired and shorthaired Munchkins. 199 eu Shorthair If the yankee Shorthair is the “generic cat” of the us, the eu Shorthair is what such a lot Europeans ponder because the regular family puppy or highway cat. those cats are patently comparable as the American Shorthairs are descendants of the cats introduced over by means of eu colonists. 2 hundred Snowshoe go a Siamese with a bicolor American Shorthair and also you get this beautiful creature with mild blue eyes and white paws, from which the identify is derived. Snowshoes are stockier than their Siamese ancestors, and in addition much less vocal, yet they make affectionate and energetic pets. This very new breed remains to be infrequent, yet will without doubt capture on with humans trying to find an enticing and delightful spouse. up to now the breed has no longer been famous through many of the cat institutions. 103 1,001 stuff you regularly desired to learn about Cats 201 Chartreux it's possible you'll bet from the identify that this can be a French breed. The Chartreux does have an extended background in that kingdom, together with being referred to as the “cat of France” within the 1700s, and used to be bred even just before that via clergymen of the Carthusian order. (Hence the identify; French Carthusian clergymen have been renowned for his or her liqueur known as Chartreuse. ) This cat had almost disappeared through the top of global battle II yet has skilled one of those comeback, and rightly so, for this blue (gray, that's) cat with golden eyes and a candy disposition merits to be greater identified. As looks real of the bigger breeds, this one in all fairness quiet. 202 California Spangled This breed is, just like the Ocicat, one other try at generating a “wild” glance in a home cat, particularly a noticed wild glance. California Spangleds were on hand basically on account that 1986, although they're already buying a name as friendly, human-loving pets. The identify “Spangled” turns out a wierd selection, frankly, because the breed is just present in muted grays and browns. 203 Pixie-bobs Can the family cat (Felis catus) breed with the wild American bobcat (Lynx rufus)? the answer's a distinct “maybe,” and enthusiasts of the Pixie-bob breed 104 All approximately Breeds and indicates think that their adorable six-toed, bob-tailed pets are descended from Pixie, the offspring of a cat and bobcat within the Pacific Northwest. just one of the cat fancier institutions The foreign Cat organization (TICA) has well-known the breed thus far, and a couple of humans think the Pixie-bob simply occurs to seem like a cat-bobcat hybrid. whether they really hold bobcat genes, Pixie-bobs are gaining in acceptance, impressing vendors with not just their dimension (not as huge as a bobcat, yet nonetheless really huge) but in addition their willingness to trip within the vehicle, stroll on a leash, even discover ways to fetch. those vast, lively cats have a destiny, no matter what their ancestry and regardless of the cat institutions might imagine of them. 204 Orientals, usually those breeds have a particular glance: an extended, narrow physique, lengthy legs, a protracted slim tail, a wedge-shaped face, quite huge ears and (often) a reasonably lengthy neck— briefly, features you go together with the Siamese.