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Funny Cat Facts

Updated on September 22, 2014

Only another cat lover can relate...

It is not until you have lived with a cat that you begin to understand their idiosyncrasies. And it is only with love that we accept them... amazing both to the owners and probably to the cats themselves.

Here are just a few funny facts about cats that any cat owner is sure to relate to. Feel free to share your own cat facts in the guestbook near the end of this lens.

Citation: cat graphics are copyright M. E. Wood unless otherwise noted.

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The Truth About Cats and Dogs and Their Owners

Quote interpreted by M. E. Wood
Quote interpreted by M. E. Wood

Totally Fun Things to Do with Your Cat - "Meow!"

Totally Fun Things to Do with Your Cat
Totally Fun Things to Do with Your Cat

This book contains ideas for cat owners to engage their pets in play time as well as some basic training (for who, remains to be seen).

 

Funny Poses

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By Kevin Dooley, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/386303100/)By Domenico Salvagnin, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/dominiqs/137546402/)By Alan L, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/35188692@N00/2140091820/)By Domenico Salvagnin, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/dominiqs/331702231/)By Windell Oskay, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/oskay/760054533/)
By Kevin Dooley, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/386303100/)
By Kevin Dooley, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/386303100/)
By Domenico Salvagnin, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/dominiqs/137546402/)
By Domenico Salvagnin, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/dominiqs/137546402/)
By Alan L, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/35188692@N00/2140091820/)
By Alan L, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/35188692@N00/2140091820/)
By Domenico Salvagnin, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/dominiqs/331702231/)
By Domenico Salvagnin, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/dominiqs/331702231/)
By Windell Oskay, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/oskay/760054533/)
By Windell Oskay, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/oskay/760054533/)

Cats always want to sing when you want to sleep.

Cats always want to sing when you want to sleep.
Cats always want to sing when you want to sleep.

Your Local Humane Society

Your local Humane society depends on donations and funding to help it support the thousands of animals it takes care of. They never have enough.

Throughout the year they could use your support with monetary donations even if it's only $10 here and there. The summer month's are especially a difficult season.

If you rather not donate cash there are certain items they never have enough of. Kitty litter and pet food. You can give them a call to see if there is a particular brand they use or if there are any other items they use.

"There is no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person."

"There is no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person."
"There is no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person."

"No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can totally remove his fur from your couch.

"No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can totally remove his fur from your couch.
"No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can totally remove his fur from your couch.

"A cat is composed of Matter... Antimatter... and It Doesn't Matter."

"A cat is composed of Matter... Antimatter... and It Doesn't Matter."
"A cat is composed of Matter... Antimatter... and It Doesn't Matter."

"Even the fattest cat can find the best pose to make it look thin."

"Even the fattest cat can find the best pose to make it look thin."
"Even the fattest cat can find the best pose to make it look thin."

"A cat allows you to sleep on the edge of the bed."

"A cat allows you to sleep on the edge of the bed."
"A cat allows you to sleep on the edge of the bed."
Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul: Stories of Feline Affection, Mystery and Charm (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul: Stories of Feline Affection, Mystery and Charm (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

From one of the leading publishers of tugging on your heart strings. This book celebrates our bonds with our cats.

 

"A cat must lay on the floor in such a position to obstruct the maximum amount of human traffic."

"A cat must lay on the floor in such a position to obstruct the maximum amount of human traffic."
"A cat must lay on the floor in such a position to obstruct the maximum amount of human traffic."

Why Do Cats Always Land on Their Feet? - 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered

Why Do Cats Always Land on Their Feet?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Feline Unfathomables, Medical Mysteries and Befuddling Behaviors
Why Do Cats Always Land on Their Feet?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Feline Unfathomables, Medical Mysteries and Befuddling Behaviors

Anyone who has ever wondered why cats do the things they do will enjoy this award winner pet book. Your cat may not be as individual as you think!

 

"Cats are not clean, they are just covered in spit."

"Cats are not clean, they are just covered in spit."
"Cats are not clean, they are just covered in spit."

Beautiful Faces

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By Jennifer Jordan, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/lovingshiva/4379438649/)By Rhys Asplundh, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/rhysasplundh/6862959805/)By Kevin Dooley, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/3372925208/)By Eva Prokop, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/evapro/385650640/)By Jon-Eric Melsæter, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/jonmelsa/3654517945/)
By Jennifer Jordan, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/lovingshiva/4379438649/)
By Jennifer Jordan, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/lovingshiva/4379438649/)
By Rhys Asplundh, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/rhysasplundh/6862959805/)
By Rhys Asplundh, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/rhysasplundh/6862959805/)
By Kevin Dooley, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/3372925208/)
By Kevin Dooley, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/3372925208/)
By Eva Prokop, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/evapro/385650640/)
By Eva Prokop, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/evapro/385650640/)
By Jon-Eric Melsæter, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/jonmelsa/3654517945/)
By Jon-Eric Melsæter, flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/jonmelsa/3654517945/)

"No matter how much square footage of bare flooring, a barfing cat will always find the spot covered in carpet."

"No matter how much square footage of bare flooring, a barfing cat will always find the spot covered in carpet."
"No matter how much square footage of bare flooring, a barfing cat will always find the spot covered in carpet."

Percy Bysshe Shelley

"When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even."

Fluffy cat by M. E. Wood
Fluffy cat by M. E. Wood

Why I Love Cats

We all have our reasons for liking or loving the animals we love. Growing up we always had a cat in the house and I always wanted a dog. When I finally got a dog, who I love, I realized for the first time I really was a cat person. I currently have two cats, a dog and few fish. As much as I love all animals here are a few reasons why I love cats, especially as pets:

  • They can pee and poo on their own any time of day without having to be let outside. (It is just coincidence this is number one).
  • They purr.
  • They don't bark at the mailman and every human or dog that walks by. (Yes I have seen the cat barking video on Youtube -- most don't bark).
  • They are very amusing to watch when they play with a piece of paper or box.
  • I love to watch them sleep too.
  • Tiny kitty noses that are fluffy on top.
  • Little chins. Seriously, how cute are those? They just beg for a finger scratching.
  • They are grazers when it comes to mealtime. Ok, they might go a little crazy if there is fish or turkey being cooked but that is cute in and of itself.
  • They sleep a lot -- makes a little jealous really.
  • They are excellent lap warmers.
  • They can entertain themselves if necessary. I could never bird watch for as long as they do.
  • They can leap from tall bookcases in a single bound.
  • More to come!

"We wear our sunglasses at night!"
"We wear our sunglasses at night!"

I love to know what people name their cats. Do tell. If you don't have a cat what would you name one if you did?

Or you can just leave some warm fuzzies!

What's Your Cat's Name / Guestbook

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      LOL! So true. Great lens highlighting some of the most quirky, or at least tolerable, behaviors of our feline friends.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My husband came home with a tiny kitten one day. From day one he would lie in the middle of the floor stretched out as far as possible. We are full-time RV'rs so space is at a premium. We call him Speedbump.

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      chattersharon 4 years ago

      I have a Siamese named Willow and a tabby named Rosco.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @SteveKaye: I'm writing this reply with a cat on the bed behind me snoring

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @raelcalu: have a look at The London Persian Rescue website

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: Marmalade?

      I have big cat called Chilli who is vocal, cuddly and thinks himself as human.

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      Moe Wood 4 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @darciefrench lm: Mmm, grey? LOL

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      I had a cat named Orange Kitty (OK for short). Bet you can't guess what color he was :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Kizzi

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Christopher, Matthew & Jessica

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nazz :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Jackson:)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Lol...how very very true. Cats have such wonderful distinct personalities. They really are a joy to welcome into your home.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Maya :)

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      raelcalu 5 years ago

      Currently we have two persian as a gift...Lily (gray female) and Yodah (black male)...they're my brother and sister-in-law's felines.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Did you know that 56% of famous cat photographers drive SAAB's?

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Olivia Felini is here on my desk reading this with me. She says, "Meow."

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a persan cat, no one told me the have temper tantrums and wont eat when they are mad at you

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Halloween and Midnight. Twin sisters that often look like matching bookends. Newest addition is Twinkles McGee Gee. Love all three of them and could not imagine life without them.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My cats name is hunter. Caught a rabbit and a bird in the air.

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      ShopperGirl3 LM 5 years ago

      Soooo true... I love the comment about talking about cats and never sounding sane. My family would probably concur.... I have three cats who I can't stop talking about.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a striped cat that I named "Spot" because what else do you name a striped cat...?

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Very sweet lens. Somewhere along the way I switched from a predominantly cat person to a predominantly dog person. But I still love cats. And Humane Societies rock!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have 6 cats and their names are, Blackbird, Killstreak, Care Package, Jinx, and Karma

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      PS.. Angel blessed

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Gracie and Charlotte Bronte.. we are missing Emily.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Pud (short for Puddy Cat) and Squeaker (he cannot meow, just squeaks).

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      cats' names... mamicat, kuting, jelly, felicia II, cleo, grayi

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Chipotle, Mojo & Cayenne are the names for our kitties!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Love the quote about barfing on the carpet. Ain't that the truth! Love this article!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      kane,tigger,kido(little dragon),shorty,eclips(after the car),mittens!!!!

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      Mona 5 years ago from Iowa

      Though technically a dog person my gallery cat is slowly converting me. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Peanut and Butter, they are Siberian cats and of course butter is the fat one! Lol

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      KatPriebe 5 years ago

      Oh My...this was good!

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      cmadden 5 years ago

      The Four Frisketeers are Callie the (Tortie) Calico cat, Shadow the gray tabby (aka Shadow Bear), Monty the (mostly) black cat (aka Sir Montforth the Bunnypaws), and Odan the gray and white cat - he fought the car and the car won (before we adopted him), so he has only three legs (2 front, one back). Nice lens, consider yourself warmly fuzzied.

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      flippitytrippity 5 years ago

      I'm a dog man....yes I hear the boos now, but have to say I really liked this lens. Cheers!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I had 3 lovely kittens . one died a few weeks ago :( I miss her so so much . her name was izzy . she was called after my mum isabelle , because she was so loving !

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My cats name is Radar, which suits him perfectly. That was his name and my husband is in the navy. It was fate that my little man be our "furry baby".

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My kitty cats are Dave and Heather!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have 4 cats, 2 Siamese, 1 solid black, 1 solid white(just acquired) Their names are E.T., Skittles, Spiman, & Batista

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very cutely and truly done....I love the "covered in spit"!

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      pawpaw911 6 years ago

      Just did a fun lens on "Top 20 reasons you might be a Crazy Cat Lady", and thought I would check out some other Cat lenses. One of our cats is names Hootie.

      Nice fun lens.

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      I love cats. They are cute. And I would like to name a cat, Cutie. :)

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      littlezotz 6 years ago

      My cats are Dorian (he's grey), Robert, and Ziggy. Ziggy has been missing since 4/2/2011--I almost cried when I read the quote you put up about "No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can totally remove [her] fur from your couch." She got her white fur everywhere and we were always struggling to remove it...but now that she's missing (presumed dead), we're so grateful for her constant shedding. It's all we have left of her now.

      I have Lenses dedicated to each of our babies. And by "babies" I, of course, mean cats.

      My sister-in-law's cat, Ringo, also lives with us.

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      Boy, these all are pretty right on, especially the one where the cat lets you sleep on the edge of the bed...so true.

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      Vicki 6 years ago from USA

      Oh, I forgot to mention my cats' names. They are Angel (aka Boo-Boo) who is 19 years old and diabetic. Cherub (aka Choo-Choo) is 13 years old, and I hand-raised her starting at just 3 days old. Choo-Choo is the biggest baby -- I don't think she realizes she is a cat.

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      Vicki 6 years ago from USA

      You've created another great lens! I love my two lazy cats! I really need to write a lens about them soon. I know Morris The Cat will love these funny cat facts, so I gave you a lenrsoll so he can do some reading! Thumbs up! ~Vicki~

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      Seeking Pearls 6 years ago from Pueblo West

      Our cat's name is Myley. My daughter is a fan of Hannah Montana. Really fun lens.

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      the777group lm 6 years ago

      My cat's name was "Miss Pussy Cat" - imaginative, aren't I?

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      My cat's name is Bibi :) But we also have prince and princess. :)

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      mockingbird999 6 years ago

      My cat's name is Al.

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      Gamganny 6 years ago

      Here's a warm fuzzie for you and your cats! :)

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      This was a good laugh. I have 2 mother cats and now several kittens waiting for new owners. But I ticked that I am a dog lover because my little mini foxey does not climb onto my lap when I am trying to type, drive me mad when I alter a routine even slightly, claw the carpet to sharpen her claws, demand food when the bowl is not empty, or climb all over me when in labour leaving red marks behind on clothes. But I love my cats. Featured this lens on Stars Kittens. Top marks

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Oh my ... how thoroughly delightful and I am seriously missing my cats!

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      Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Funny lens. I have a cat & his food is on the dryer or the dog will eat it...he won't jump up there now and will follow me around the house all day, wanting a "lift". Funny cats & Terry, must be 2 coincidences (I am a Terry also).

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      daoine lm 6 years ago

      I've lived with cats named "Mickey", "Tess", and "Dani".

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      C A Chancellor 7 years ago from US/TN

      This was a fun lens. I used to have a cat (Honey) but she died when I was in college. Allergies have kept me from getting another, even though I just love them.

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      steveffeo lm 7 years ago

      I had two cats Tigger and Binky they have both passed but are still in my heart.

      Blessed by an angel

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      PizmoBeach LM 7 years ago

      Two of our cats were named after Formula 1 racing drivers (Senna for Ayrton Senna and Lonso for Fernando Alonso)

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      TriviaChamp 7 years ago

      Enjoyed this lens. Lots of laughs. Kudos.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have a beautiful tortie cat I named her Teaser.

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      Lisa 7 years ago from Rhode Island

      i have 2 ladies misty and Elsa and they certainly run things around here Elsa is the queen of our house lol Loved this lens it is wonderful.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My cat's name is Tigger his middle name is Roo. He is my little chunky bundle of joy! ha. He is very lazy, we sleep until late in the evening everyday. My dog loves him but Tigger does not of course. I have had him for two years. The first lady that had him decided to get a dog and the dog ended up being allergic to Tigger so the lady gave him to a friend of mine. The friend had to move to a new house and they couldn't have pets. I felt bad for Tigger I figured he needed a steady home and it probably was not healthy for him to be pasted along so much. I have had him for 7 years. The best 7 years of my life.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Jasper Peabody & Dudley DoWrong

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      PetMemorialWorld 7 years ago

      There is a lot of inspiration to build more lenses :)

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      Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

      Our current cats are Tzunami and Nazumi, named by my Anime obsessed teenage daughter.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Life has changed at house with the cat I named "Velcro". My wife rescued him so he did not end up in the place all cats don't need to go! It has been nothing but a carnival with Velcro in the house. If you ever want a breed of cat that will change your life forever, strongly consider the Somali Cat. They look like a small fox. Check out the images by performing a Google search

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      "A cat allows you to sleep on the edge of the bed." - so true! Love these funny cat facts! (:

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I would say I am a dog person that loves cats. We have two cats. The first is Whiskers. Whiskers has a long list of nicknames. The other is Scrappy, who is affectingly know as Scrap-alicious. Fun lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      after 21 years of being owned by polly the cat she sadly died. we were heart broken but decided to take a break from kitties. mid june 2009 we were adopted by dillinger a huge tortoiseshell tom, missy a beautiful soulful soft grey tabby and her adorable kitten buster. obviously these are the names we have given them as they can't let us know their given names! they have taken over our home and lives and we would be lost now without them. there is rarely a time i don't have missy or buster curled up on my knee or shoulder. dillinger is approx. 5 years old as the vet thinks, and has been a roamer for a long time and disappears regularly for the odd two days, but comes back smelling of perfume? what a schmoozer!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      My 6 month old is a cutie pie. He is an orange and white tabby and his name is Angelo and he thinks I'm his mother....

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      BiciParker 8 years ago

      Although I've only owned cats, I couldn't choose between being a cat or a dog person, I like dogs a lot, and they like me. My cats always slept ON me. Cute lens.

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      RinchenChodron 8 years ago

      My kitty is named "Kisser" - when he was a kitten he had the fattest belly that just begged to be kissed! Fun lens - great graphics. 5*s

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I love my cat, Mascara. Her face is funny before she even makes a face.

      Thanks for sharing

      Lizzy

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      Cheryl Paton 8 years ago from West Virginia

      I love cats; enjoyed reading your cat lens. Lensrolling to http://www.squidoo.com/Favorite-Cat-Toy

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      June Parker 8 years ago from New York

      I laughed like hell when reading your lens and you're right...

      "Only another cat lover can relate..."

      I love both cats and dogs and still have 2 each. Thanks for the fun time. 5 stars for you! I added you to my faves and joined your fan club!

      My Fat Dog

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      My cats always sleep on my bed at night but that's okay.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have two cats. Bella and Rasha

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      motorpurrr 8 years ago

      3 of our cats were named by a friend. When we get a new cat I send out an email for Ideas. We have Pearl, Lulu Bell and Pizazz. I spell Pizazz wrong because it's easier to find in searches.

      Nice photo of the cat on the pink bed.

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      LissaKlar LM 8 years ago

      My cat's name is Izzy. His real name is Isaiah, but used to be Isabella until we found out...well, you know. Nice lens. I love the polaroids. You might like my lens about funny things cats do! Missy

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      Lee Hansen 8 years ago from Vermont

      I have a lovely tiger cat with a clay colored nose - we named her Terra Catta Nosa ... Terra for short. She's adopted from another home that didn't appreciate her need for attention, and she's a love. 5*, and featured on Ebony, Fierce Little Black Cat.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Our cat's name is especially special...It's Mr. Bonkers!!!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have 8 cats, Midnight, Peaches, Shaggy, Tia, Meeko, Kayleigh, Sidney, and Charlie. 4 male, 4 female. To see them visit Margaret's Cats. Great lens! 5*s.

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      Sniff It Out 9 years ago

      We have two cats Tammy and Princess... aka kit as she is so far from being a princess its unbelievable :} they are great characters and would like to give you 5* for this lens!

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      Susanna Duffy 9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      My sophisticated gentleman is Vladimir, although he usually only answers to the sound of the fridge door opening. He has his own lens here too - named Vladmir the Cultured Cat. He's extremely well brought up and always allows me to sleep on the edge of the bed. P.S. He tells me to give you 5* for the tip about donating goods, not cash, to the local pet shelter.

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      Winter52 LM 9 years ago

      This is soooo cool. I haven't had a cat in years, but the cat next door adopted us and came over regularly for a belly run. He was one of the most affectionate cats I have ever seen. Too bad he belonged to someone else... we moved away and we missed him tons. Still do! 5 stars!