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The Sixth Sense of Cats

Kim is the founder of Saving Cats Inc. with over 7 years experience in Saving Cats
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Cats were worshipped in Egypt by the Pharaohs and have been synonymous with witches in many fairytales however, is there more than meets the eye or other senses for that matter? It’s an eery feeling when your favourite feline is chilling on your lap relaxing then suddenly catapults itself into a fully alert state, sometimes hackles up ready for fight or flight. Your cat has sensed something, but what is it?

I recall when I was at a very young age my cat who came and slept with me a bedtime, a beige Burmese named Samira catapulted to attention with hackles up at the edge of my bed. I thought it was strange but didn’t think much of it at the time. Heading to the bathroom I caught a glimpse of the window curtain moving in the dark. I thought to myself that the window must be open.

I turned on the light and entered the bathroom, the window curtain had stopped moving and the temperature of the room felt like it had dropped extremely quickly, goosebumps appeared all over my skin from a mix of cold and fear. I went to close the window however to my astonishment the window was already closed.

Totally freaked out by this point I immediately left the bathroom in a hurry, ran back to my bedroom and huddled under the covers. My cat then came and settled down on the bed providing a huge amount of comfort and eventually I fell asleep. So can cats see the supernatural?

Cats senses as a whole are superior to humans. They can detect the smallest of vibrations often running out of houses right before an earthquake or volcanic eruption. Feline hearing is extremely acute and they can see in the dark.

Whilst it’s possible that cats may be able to sense things in which use mere humans cannot. It is far more likely that cats are picking up on sounds, smells and sights from a far greater distance, then humans are capable of sensing and react to those accordingly. This has served cats very well through their evolution thus far.

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5 Cool Things About Cat

Kim is the founder of Saving Cats Inc. with over 7 years experience in Saving Cats
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1. Cats are curious animals 

Ever seen a cat who can resists a cardboard box? Nope, neither have I. Cats are extremely curious by nature. The minute anything new is brought into the house they will cautiously scout out the object, investigate thoroughly and then immediately see if they can climb, play or sleep on it.

Left to right – ELIJA, TORY, JESE and OSCAR

2. Their agility is second to none

I once had a cats that ran so fast around the house that is could literally defy gravity. It once traversed came screaming over the sofa and ran sideways across the wall like a marvel super hero. Watching a cat spring from floor to shelf, fridge to cupboard is like watching America Ninja in fast forward.

3. Cats have mastered hypnosis on humans

Ever been laying on the sofa watching television and out of nowhere your beloved feline pounces on your lap, intensely purring and starring into eyes….. thats usually all it takes before you fall under their trance. Little known fact is the frequency and vibrations of their purr has been proven to have many health benefits.

SOLOMON – look into my eyes, you are getting sleepy

4. Ever wondered where the saying it’s raining cats and dogs came from?

In Tudor time most people were poor and the only place to keep animals were in house. As sharing this space with people the animals were often placed up in the rafter. Roofs were made from thatch and when soaked from rain would give way hence the pets would then come down to ground, hence the saying.

5. Cats occasionally have smokers cough

Cats groom themselves by using their raspy tongue, this ensure that coats and paws are kept clean and in good condition. As you could imagine, cats will consume some hair each time they clean and this over time builds up and causes the cats to cough. Eventually the cat will drop a hairball and then rinse and repeat the process. This is very infrequent and not troublesome at all for the owner.