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Everything You Wanted To Know About Polydactyl Cats

polydactyl cat tabby

As you can see, this polydactyl tabby has a few extra fingers

Polydactyl cats, otherwise known affectionately as Hemingway cats, have been a source of wonder for many cat owners for years now. The term polydactyl comes from the greek words polys, meaning “many”, and daktylos, meaning “finger”. Polydactyl cats can show up in almost any litter and are just as beautiful and agile as their average-number of fingers siblings. Here, we’re going to delve into the truth about polydactyl cats and the wonder of their genetic mutation.

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Is Your Cat Lonely?

portrait of a cat that looks out of the windowCats are independent creatures, but this doesn’t mean that they want to be alone. Contrary to popular belief, cats are social animals. Despite their sometimes solitary nature, at the end of the day, cats prefer company and loneliness can really affect a stifled indoor cat. Many cat owners worry that their furry friends feel lonely when they leave the house. You may have heard the “I’m lonely” yowl from your pet right after you close the door.

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9 Famous Cats Throughout History

Most people could easily name a few famous dogs in history; Balto, Lassie, Old Yeller, but can you name famous cats throughout history? As it turns out, cats have been making headlines for hundreds of years now. These cats are known for their bravery, loyalty, and all-around feline feats. Keep reading for some of the most interesting cat-tales of all time.

1. Unsinkable Sam

HMS_Cossack_(D57)_in_heavy_seas_c1951Unsinkable Sam is a famous Ship’s Cat, known for his service in the Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy during the Second World War. This black and white cat was owned by a crewman of the battleship Bismarck, owned by the Germans. The Bismarck was sunk, and only 118 of the 2,200+ crew survived, including Sam.

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Why Do Cats Meow?

Striped kitten sitting on blue background and meows

Cats tend to be quite vocal, and offer a funny plethora of sounds to express themselves. Yet, many cat owners simply can’t understand why their cats say what they say. Some cats are more talkative than others, and all of this depends on their breed, their background, and their current owners.

As a matter of fact, cats don’t naturally verbally communicate with each other. Meowing has been inducted into cat’s communication as they have evolved and learned how to “work” humans. Cats have learned over hundreds of years that humans, aka food-distributors, respond to and even get a kick out of meowing. Cats aren’t domesticated in the way that dogs are, i.e. you’ll never get a cat to herd sheep, but they are evolved in the way that they know how to best cohabitate with humans.

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