Ten Fascinating Facts About Cats

Got a cat? While you probably know lots about the furry feline, we bet there are some fantastically fun facts you don’t know.

10. Ambidexer-Cat?
You probably never thought about a cat as being either left- or right-pawed, but over 40 percent are either lefties or righties. That means there’s quite a few out there who are ambidextrous. Luckily for them, they can probably operate the can opener with both paws …

9. Warm or Cold?
Food that is. Cats don’t like their food too hot or too cold. They like it just right. And for them, just right is room temperature, just like their prey would be in the wild. Cats are indeed the Goldilocks of the animal world.

8. In Living Color
Cats see in color, so your new paisley frock in orange, purple, and yellow won’t be lost on them. They also have fantastic night vision, and only need one-sixth of the light humans require to see. So don’t go getting your cat night-vision goggles.

7. What’s in a Name?
A group of kittens is called a “kindle” (yes, just like that fancy new electronic book device available now), while a group of adult cats is called a “clowder.”


Meow Miracle Cat Survives Shot In Head With Arrow

cat with arrow

Maybe cats really do have nine lives! In what can only be described as a miracle, Brownie, a 4-year-old feline in Indiana, found himself the target of abuse when someone shot an arrow through his head.

“It entered above his right eye,” Monroe County Humane Association’s CEO Sarah Hayes tells PEOPLE Pets. “And came out near the opposite ear. Miraculously, it did not go through his skull.”

Brownie, an outdoor cat who disappeared for a few days from his home in Bloomington, Ind., returned to his owner, Dillon Eads, 83, last week, seemingly unaware that something had happened to him.
“It’s just broke my heart,” a tearful Eads said of first seeing Brownie, in an interview with Fox 59 in Indianapolis.

After immediate calls to the police and animal control, Brownie was taken to Bloomington’s Town and Country Vet Hospital, where the veterinarian determined, based on the infection that was setting in, that the arrow had been lodged for at least three days.