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By J. Stephen Lang

ISBN-10: 0764569260

ISBN-13: 9780764569265

Imagine you recognize every thing approximately your pussycat better half?
In 1,001 belongings you continually desired to find out about Cats, minutiae expert and licensed cat fancier J. Stephen Lang places your whisker knowledge to the try out with 1,001 tantalizing minutiae tidbits. From myths and legends to recognized cat fans (and haters), "catty" words to caricature kitties, bewildering behavioral quirks to mating and motherhood, you’ll find out about: <UL> * 5 U.S. presidents who cherished cats . . . and one that hated them with a passion!
* why cats take pleasure in kneading their human partners with their paws;
* a breed of cat with webbed ft who swims for his seafood supper!
* the preferred female and male cat names today.
With those and 997 different scrumptious trivialities morsels, you’ll become aware of an abundance of unforeseen delights on each web page!

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82 Blessed are the peacemakers How do you make two cats get along? That is a logical question if you have a cat and are bringing in a new one, but it also happens that, for whatever reason, two cats who have gotten along suddenly start fighting. Here is one peacemaking technique: keep the cats separated for a time, then put each in a separate cage or carrier. Next, put them in the same room several feet apart and then feed them at the same time. Gradually, over a period of a few days, move the cages closer together at each mealtime.

We can only assume they are more sensitive to earth vibrations than are humans—or human technology. 47 Napoleon the weathercat Let’s face it: in spite of all the technological advances in weather forecasting, your local weather person isn’t always right. That was even more true a generation ago, pre-Doppler. In the 1930s, a woman in Baltimore found that her cat, Napoleon, was a better predictor than the local forecasters. The woman noted that the cat would lie on the floor with his head tucked between his extended front legs as a sign that rain was coming.

And why not, since cats like to prey on birds, and what easier prey than birds that can’t fly? But the usual 41 1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Cats rule is that cats have a certain grudging respect for barnyard chickens, partly because mother hens are very protective of chicks and partly because roosters are a force to be reckoned with too. 73 A semi-dead token of affection The author has had half-dead lizards dropped in his lap or at his feet, and countless cat owners get presented with similar “gifts”—dead or half-dead birds, mice, toads and so on.

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