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If only my cat sat still long enough for me to dress her!

Contributed by Ryann Burnett

Admit it, you smiled.

Contributed by Kelly Biermann

Random Fact

A cat’s jaw cannot move sideways.

Contributed by Kathy Guo

Tell your cat "I love you!"

Contributed by Kathy Guo

If your cat's eyes are closed, it can be a sign that your cat is happy or pleased.

Contributed by Megan J Chramosta

The scientific name for a hairball is "bezoar"

Contributed by Megan J Chramosta

An outdoor cat's lifespan is 3 to 5 years. Indoor cats can live 16 years or more.

Contributed by Megan J Chramosta

Kittens are born with a lighter coat than adults.

Contributed by Megan J Chramosta

Most people think that cats only purr when they are happy. However, that is not the case. Cats also purr when they are scared or nervous. It it common for cats to purr before going into surgery at the vet because they are communicating with the human that they are nervous. This is similar to the human putting on a painful smile during an awkward situation.

Contributed by Megan J Chramosta