Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital

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Fun Facts About Cats

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feline facts - Ahwatukee Animal Care HospitalFun Feline Facts

~ Cats can make about 100 different sounds.

~ A group of cats is called a clowder.

~ The oldest known pet cat was found in a 9500 year old gravesite on the island of Cyprus.

~ Cats are the most popular pet in North America (over 73 million).

~ There are approximately 40 recognized breeds of domestic cats.

~ A cat's hearing is more sensitive than a dog"s.

~ Domestic cats can run up to 30 miles/hour for short distances.

~ Domestic cats can jump up to five times their own height.

~ The earliest ancestor of the modern cat, Proailurus ("first cat" in Greek), lived 30 million years ago.

~ Black cats are considered to be lucky in Britain and Australia.

~ The oldest breed of domestic cat is the Egyptian Mau. "Mau" is, in fact, the Egyptian word for cat.

~ Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat flap (cat door) to prevent the comings and goings of his cat "Spithead" from interrupting his light sensitive experiments.

~ The oldest domestic cat on record lived three days beyond her 38th birthday.

~ Cats usually have 12 whiskers on each side of their face.

~The most popular breed of pedigreed cat is the Persian.

Source:  www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC:/feline:_fun/fun_facts.cfm

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Cat Songs

cats inspiration for songs - Ahwatukee Animal Care HospitalCats have been musical muses for years.  Here are a few cat songs...Did we miss any?

~ The Cat in the Window  (Petula Clarke)

~ Tom Cat  (The Rooftop Singers)

~The Lovecats  (The Cure)

~ Stray Cat Strut    (Stray Cats)

~ The Year of the Cat  (Al Stewart)

~ Cat's in the Well  (Bob Dylan)

~ Cat People (David Bowie)

~ The Siamese Cat Song  (Peggy Lee)

~ We the Cats Shall Hep You  (Cab Calloway)

~ Mean Eyed Cat  (Johnny Cash)

~ Three Cool Cats  (The Coasters)

~ Cats Under the Stars  (Jerry Garcia)

~ China Cat Sunflower  (The Grateful Dead)

~ Cat's in the Cradle  (Harry Chapin)

~ Cat Scratch Fever  (Ted Nugent)

~ Cool for Cats  (Squeeze)

~ Look What the Cat Dragged In  (Poison)

~ Tommy the Cat  (Primus)

~ Like a Cat (Cindy Laper)

~ Feline (Bobby McFerrin)

~ The Kitty Cat Song (Lee Dorsey)

~ What's New Pussycat? (Tom Jones)

~ Phenomenal Cat (The Kinks)

~ Honky Cat (Elton John)

~ Three Cool Cats  (The Coasters)

~ An Cat Dubh  (U2)

~ Everybody Wants to be a Cat  (Scatman Crothers)

~ Black Cat  (Janet Jackson)

~ Taw I Taw a Puddy Tat  (Mel Blanc)

~ Pussycat Meow  (Dee-Lite)

~ Copy Cat  (Gary US Bonds)

~ The Lion Sleeps Tonight  (The Tokens)

~ Ride the Tiger  (Jefferson Starship)

~ Eye of the Tiger  (Survivor)

~ Cleopatra's Cat  (The Spin Doctors)

~ The Cat  (Jimmy Smith)

~ Tiger  (Fabian)

~ Pink Panther Theme  (Henry Mancini)

~ Jaguar  (Stan Getz)

~ Taming the Tiger  (Joni Mitchell)

~ The Tigers Have Spoken  (Niko Case)

Source:  www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/feline_fun/cat_songs.cfm


Cats on Screen and Stage

The Cat Returns

The Aristocats

The Lion King

Garfield The Movie

The Cat From Outer Space

Monty from Stuart Little

Sassy from Homeward Bound

Cats and Dogs

The Adventures of Milo and Otis

Harry and Tonto

Cats The musical

That Darn Cat

The Cat in The Hat

The Three Lives of Thomasina


Mr. Biggleworth from Austin Powers

Rufus the Cat from The Rescuers

Figaro from Pinocchio

General Sterling Price from True Grit

Lucifer from Cinderella

Mittens from Bolt

Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland

Baby from Bringing Up Baby

Binx from Hocus Pocus

Mr. Jinx from Meet the Parents

Church from Pet Sematary

Si and Am from The Lady and the Tramp

Source:  www.vet.cornell.edu//FHC/feline_fun/cats_on_screen.cfm

Fun cat facts Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital

For more interesting cat facts and trivia, please visit the following link to our Cat Facts and Trivia page.