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Why Everyone Should Adopt A Cat

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Transcript of Why Everyone Should Adopt A Cat

Why Everyone (who can) Should Adopt A Cat
Cat Myths
You can't have a cat when you're pregnant: You can, you just shouldn't clean out the litter box when you are pregnant due to the disease Toxoplasmosis-found in cat feces.
Cat's steal the breath of sleeping humans: Cats do not. They may fall asleep on their humans and the fur of the cat may suffocate you, but even that is rare.
Cats are evil: No they are not, they got a bad reputation by the Europeans before the 1600's because they were often seen at night with their "glowing" eyes.
Cats always land on their feet: They can land on their backs, but it is rare because of how agile cats are and their flexible spines that allows them to twist in the air to land on their feet
Cat's can drink cows milk: Most cats are lactose intolerant and the milk will make them sick.
Cats have nine live: Again, they are very agile and have flexible spines. Though it is said that the Egyptians gave the cats the gift of having nine lives.
A female cat should have one litter before she is spayed: As soon as a kitten is eight weeks old, the cat should be spayed in order to prevent unwanted litters and some diseases.
Statistics
26% of cats owned were adopted from an animal shelter
6 to 8 million cats and dogs are put in shelters each year
2 to 5 percent of cats are reclaimed by their owners from shelters each year
2.7 million adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized each year
About 25,000 healthy cats die in shelters awaiting to be adopted (not by euthanization)
The country with the highest population of cats is the United States
There are approximately 60,000,000 cats that are living on the streets in the US today.
90 million cats are in 34% of homes in US
Cats are PURRR-FECT
Cats that purr can't roar
Cats not only purr when they are happy, but when they are frightened or feel that danger is around
House cats have learned to purr when they want to be fed faster than their human is feeding them.
Many experts feel that the frequency that cats purr is a type of therapy for humans, considering the same frequency is used to heal humans wounds.
A cats purr is relaxing for all
Health Benefits
Scientists now think that Cat's might help lower the risk of cancer
Infants who grow up with pets in the house have a lower risk of respiratory illnesses and have fewer ear infections
Help with mental ability, especially for students, the elderly, and the chronically ill-by providing the comfort and companionship these people need
One study showed that living with a cat helps lower the risk of contracting cardiovascular diseases
Cats help reduce stress levels, blood pressure, and the possibility of depression- cats make people feel better in general
Many doctors have suggested that women with breast cancer should take naps with cats- this helps them calm down and really rest.
Cats have a calming effect on their humans
Keeps mice and bugs at Bay
Cats are natural born hunters. In fact, the reason they are so domesticated today is because when people decided to start growing crops, that brought along mice and other pests that attracted cats to the area. Where there are mice, there will be cats. Cats began to come around people more because that is where the food is. Eventually the cats became so used to the humans that they were let inside and became, mostly, house pets.
Allergic to cats?
Grooming... OR lack thereof
All cats groom themselves, unless they are sick.
Though, you should brush them regularly, especially if they are long haired cats.
If you have a scratching post in the house or let them outside, you shouldn't have to clip their nails.
Cats Entertain Themselves
Cat owners should always play some with their cats. Cats need both mental and physical stimulation.
Cat's can make anything into a toy.
Cat's are independent and entertain themselves, but also entertain you!
Cat's are hunters. Make them chase a toy or a laser dot and they will be busy for a long time.
And Funny
Most people have found themselves on YouTube and lost hours of their day watching cat videos. Whether the cat is chasing a dot, trying to jump on something, hunting, or flushing the toilet, people can't seem to get enough of cats.
Have I mentioned they are adorable?
The way cats try to get their humans attention has been labeled as "adorable".Whether it is the way they meow, jump on things or rub against their humans legs, cats have a way of always being cute.
Cleo loves when she is allowed outside in the backyard where she can smell things and wander.
Egyptians are responsible for the very name "cat"
Punishment in Egypt for killing a cat was DEATH
Even an Egyptian goddess, Bastet, was portrayed as a woman with a cat head, or just a cat.
Egyptians felt that cats were more important than people. They put the lives and safety of cats above their fellow people.
The Egyptians even lost a war in order to protect the cats. The Persians painted themselves with the goddess Bastet and held cats in their arms as they marched towards the Egyptians. The Egyptians, seeing the cats and their goddess painted upon their enemies, surrendered and allowed the Persians to take over their city in order to protect the cats.
The History of cats
Fun Cat Facts!
Cats have really flexible spines!
They also can fall asleep just about anywhere at any time!
Cats have great night Vision!
Cats, on average, live 12 to 15 years!
Besides, they are adorable!
Cats Understand the Need To Sleep
Cats tend to sleep 13 to 14 hours every day!
They do this in order to conserve their energy in case they need to defend themselves.
We could all learn a thing or two about sleep from a cat. When cats sleep they let everything go and truly relax. People need to know how to relax fully.
Still not convinced??
Cats were WORSHIPED by the Egyptians
Then here is a cute video!
Cats history began with humans at least 12,000 years ago.
It all started when humans began to settle down and farm using grains. (Grains=mice, mice=cats)
Though "no one ever owns a cat," cats domesticated themselves when they hung out around the farmers
They were loved and worshiped in Egypt and with the Romans
They became demonized in Europe
1600's-Europe stopped demonizing cats
Cats are now the most popular pets in US
Curiosity did not kill the cat
Cats really enjoy helping their Humans
All Cats like to help with every day tasks
Some people are allergic to cats, luckily some cats are hypoallergenic! So even if you are allergic, you can have a cat too! Some of the breeds of hypoallergenic cats are; Balinese, Bengal, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Javanese, Laperm, Oriental Shorthair, Russian Blue, Siberian, Sphynx.
While some people have adorable cats, there are some cats who seem to be more beautiful than even their humans. Like this cat, Minerva.
This is a picture of Minerva and Chilly sleeping together peacefully
Whether it is with laundry...
Or homework Cleopatra, is always there offering her assistance
Even the cats on campus are curious and like to come up to people and say hello.
Cleo trying to get attention
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