You think you have enough knowledge about dogs and cats, then this post will prove you wrong.
Most of us love dogs and cats and to show our affection, we are taking them as companion or pets. But did you know that these animals possess remarkable traits and behavior that we ought to know. You will be in for a surprise after reading this article.
Six Interesting Things About Cats
1. Cats always immediately bathe themselves after finishing each meal. Why?– their instinct tell them to get the food scent off them to avoid being attack by predators.
2. The mother cat purrs announcing that it is feeding time and her kittens reciprocate the act after about a week old,; maybe as a sign of gratitude. This purring activity will continue for the rest of their lives.
3. Cats press their eyes shut. When cats are satisfied or in a jovial mood they simply close their eyes.
4. We can’t completely comprehend how cats communicate to us, but they do ’speak’. Cats express their affection, hunger, boredom, anger, happiness and fear in a unique way that we understand them. Some researchers believe that cats may have learned we can’t hear them in their natural range and have adapted so they can relate to us on our terms.
5. The cat uses its tail like a tight-rope walker uses a long pole – as a counterweight to aid balance. The tail is also used for communication purposes. Cats born without tails do manage, though. There are other methods of balancing.
6. Did you know that cats can listen for prey by rotating their ears independently? Or that their whiskers can detect movements 2,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair?
Six Interesting Things About Dogs
1. Did you know that dogs only sweat from the bottoms of their feet, the only way they can discharge heat is by panting. Also, dogs and wolves yawn as a sign of contentment.
2. Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears. Unfortunately, due to their breeding, the likes of bulldogs and pitbulls only have 10. Therefore, these dogs easily get misinterpreted by other dogs and often get into fights.
3. Two dogs survived the sinking of Titanic, yes that’s right, two DOGS survived. They escaped on early lifeboats carrying so few people that no one objected. Miss Margaret Hays of New York brought her Pomeranian with her in lifeboat No. 7, while Henry Sleeper Harper of the publishing family boarded boat No. 3 with his Pekinese, Sun Yat Sen.
4. A dog’s sense of smell is one of the keenest in nature. If a pot of stew was cooking on a stove, a human would smell the stew, while the dog could smell the beef, carrots, peas, potatoes, spices, and all the other individual ingredients in the stew.
5. In the original 101 Dalmatians movie, Pongo has 72 spots, Perdita has 68 and each of the puppies has 32. 6. Giving dogs chocolate could be fatal for them, because theobromine, an ingredient of chocolate, stimulates the central nervous system and cardiac muscle. About 1.1 kg of milk chocolate or just 146 g of cooking chocolate (which has more theobromine per gram) could kill a 22 kg dog.