Kitty Trivia

A tail wrapped around another cat is like you putting your arm around another person.

Petting your cat can release endorphins and lower blood pressure.

Cats don’t meow at each other, or at any other animal, only at humans. It’s their way of communicating with us.

Cats were first domesticated by farmers in the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent. There was a mutual benefit to cats and farmers – farmers gained from cats hunting mice and cats benefited from food and shelter.

In ancient Egypt, cats were worshipped like Gods and even mummified.

Up until September 2014, St. Andrews had a famous ginger cat called Hamish McHamish. He spent most of his time in and around the homes and businesses in the town centre. He sadly passed away at the ripe old age of 15 and a statue has been erected in his honour in Church Square.

“Time spent with cats is never wasted” – a quote by the famous psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.

That funny facial expression your cat sometimes makes when sniffing something is called a Flehmen (pronounced flay-men) Grimace. Cats have an organ in the roof of their mouth called the Jacobson Organ which allows them to breathe in and interpret the scent (see first image below).

Below are some of the beautiful kitties I have looked after.