ADVERTISEMENT While not all cats respond much to catnip, for the ones that do it's bound to be a good time all around. Both your cat's happiness and your amusement will seem endless when your cat discovers all the gravy goodness that comes with catnip. As proof, of course, looking at these seriously hilarious photos of cats on catnip are perfect examples that we as humans can also be endlessly entertained. The faces they make, the positions they manage to cram into, and the frozen in a state of "I can see sounds now" all come together to delight and amuse Internet users everywhere. So, if you're not sold on the "should my cat at least try catnip" concept yet, just a nice glance at these 16 cats is sure to convince you that catnip is all about one thing: a really good time. ...
4.4k SHARES Cats aren’t exactly known for their loving nature, but any cat enthusiast will tell you, cats rarely show love, but when they do, it is quite wholesome. Dogs simply wag their tails and give sloppy kisses. Cats show their affection in more subtle ways. One just needs to understand these gestures of love from felines. The most common one is the classic flopping on the floor and exposing their belly move. A regular and quite adorable way of showing affection for felines. Purring and small headbutts are another show of affection, and again, it’s very cute or very irritating, depending on the situation. Scratching your chair or your sofa is a gesture of love too, believe it or not! Quite an exasperating way to show love. Approaching their o
If you showed somebody these drawings and told them that they were accurate representations of cats, they’d probably laugh at you, but the truth is that they’re actually super-realistic depictions of our furry feline friends. They were drawn by Heloisa, an artist from Brazil who posts their creations on their Twitter account called Poorly Drawn Cats.
The second possible lineage began around 1500 B.C.E. when the Egyptian cat successfully spread throughout the "Old World." These cats were known for their "sociability and tameness," which is likely what attracted humans. Flash forward to the middle ages — the first time researchers found a distinct change in this cat's genetic makeup. Tabby cats with "blotched or striped coat markings" date back to the Ottoman Empire in Southwest Asia, then became common in both Europe and Africa. Their coat only became associated with domesticated cats in the 18th century, then people started breeding house cats for specific traits in the 19th century. Unlike with dogs, humans didn't attempt to breed cats for specific tasks (thus, leading to more diversification in breeds). Evolutionary gene
A tiny number of us might know the facts about how domesticated cats joined us indoors. While they were keen to live outside for roughly 10,000 years, cats made their move and started sharing our beds relatively recently. Understanding cats and the role they occupy in history can also shed light on an intricate aspect of human evolution. It is widely agreed that the domestic cat evolved from the Near Eastern wildcat, over which time proper genetic lineages were produced. As early as eight millennia ago, cats started to hang around agricultural communities across the Fertile Crescent, which would become the territory that included Mesopotamia, the areas of the Tigris of the Euphrates, the Levant, as well as the eastern coast of the Mediterranean. In terms of modern day countries, these a...
We all know the premise of Jurassic Park. Humans manage to bring dinosaurs back to life and put them in a park before they escape and wreak all sorts of havoc on the world. Pretty cool idea, but also a pretty scary one. Show Full Text But you know what would be even scarier? If it wasn't giant prehistoric reptiles that mankind genetically recreated but giant domestic house cats! OK, so we know it doesn't sound particularly scary, but just wait until you see the pictures. Forget Jurassic Park, this is Purrassic Park! (h/t: cheezburger)
The disorder is particularly striking in cats, who some might say are known for their superb balance and grace. But contrary to popular belief, cats don’t always land on their feet. Walter may have some special needs, but he certainly hasn’t let FCH get in his way, explains Kendra Mara, associate director of Animal Haven Shelter in New York City, Walter’s residence while waiting for his forever home. “They’re wobbly, they fall over, but it’s not the same sensation that you would have if you felt dizzy,” Mara tells The Dodo. “They don’t feel dizzy, they don’t feel anything uncomfortable. They know falling over and bumping into things as part of their daily life — so for them, it’s not painful, it’s not uncomfortable. It’s just who they are.”
Margay cats are probably one of the most beautiful cat breeds amongst them all. They are about the size of a regular house cat, but at the same time are much more dangerous and completely wild. Besides their interesting appearance, they also possess some very special abilities. 1 / 9
Log into the Internet for five minutes and you’re guaranteed to see at least one cat photo. After all, cats dominate the web. From videos of cats waking up their guardians demanding their breakfast to videos of their love affair for boxes, cats instantly turn our frowns upside down. The image of the “crazy cat lady,” a woman, usually single who has an obsession with cats is one that is typically met with a stigma that shames the love of felines. Society may be laughing at the girl who loves cats so much in the eHarmony video, but here’s the thing: we need these people because they love cats so much. In fact, cat lovers do way more than just look at cat gifs on the Internet all day, they are invested in bettering the lives of as many cats as they can. Hannah Shaw, also known
Shares 45K If you’ve owned a cat you know how convenience a cat flap can be, you no longer have to worry about if your cat is stuck outside as they can come and go as they please. The process of fitting a cat flap is no rush job, The owner ‘Brian’ took around 2 hours to carve out the hole in the door. It’s fair to say he was pretty excited to see how the cat would respond. He decided to call his cat ‘phil’ over but he could not have expected his cat to do this to him after all his hard work. Seconds later he was in bits laughing, and since the video he captured has had millions of people all over the world laughing along with him. Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Do you have a funny cat story, if so please share, we always love hearing