Curious Cats

9 Mar

spca twinsspca 1spca 2I am writing about cats because I have volunteered at the Wake County SPCA Pet Adoption Center. My sister, Mary Jordan and I are  both Cat Matchmakers.  Cat Match Makers help clean up after the cats and also helps to pair a potential adopter with the right kitty to love. I like it because you get to see all the cute kittens and cats and you get to play with them. Every cat is different in the way they look and act and they have a personality. A match maker has to match the personalities as well as the best home for the cat. My cat Flip was adopted from the SPCA and he is a total SPAZ. He has a lot of energy and he fits our family well.

Some interesting facts about cats are there are 500 million domestic cats in the world. A group of cats is called a clowder. A boy cat is called a tom. A girl is called a Molly or a queen. My Labrador retriever is named Molly so maybe that is why Flip and the dog get along well. Hmm?

The heaviest domestic cat on record is 46 pounds and 15.2 ounces. That is a fat cat. I think this is more than Garfield, one of my favorite cartoons.

Cats live 12 to 15 years. They lick themselves alot to keep clean.

Did you know:

  • Calico cats are always female?
  • Cats act like they are making muffins when they are happy.
  • Cats can run up to 30 miles per hour.
  • Cats can not taste anything sweet.
  • A group of kittens is called a kindle.

These are some pictures of the cats we met at the SPCA. The cat lying on the laptop is our crazy cat Flip.

All cats at the SPCA have had shots and have been checked out to be healthy. Cats come there from owners who give them up or they may have been strays. The SPCA adoption center does not kill animals. The link to their website is below.

So go cuddle with some kitties – they will make your day.

Go Crazy for animals!


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6 Responses to “Curious Cats”

  1. Holly Cashwell March 9, 2014 at 11:52 pm #

    That was so interesting! I had no idea that all calico cats are female.

  2. Mary Beth Brewer March 10, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    I am a cat lover and I loved your blog on the cats at the shelter. I am glad they do not kill them, but instead find great homes. You and Mary Jordan are doing a wonderful job there!

  3. Wayne E. Jordan March 10, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    Dylan, great job. Keep up the good work! We discovered things we did not know about cats. Gigi & Daddy Wayne

  4. Rhonda Lowe March 11, 2014 at 12:51 am #

    Dylan….I adopted three cats from the SPCA. About 25 years ago, I adopted two adult cats….my friend and I named them Harry and Sally. Sally was 22 when she died. About one year later we adopted Donna Wren from the SPCA…she’s a tuxedo cat and she is awesome!

  5. Uncle Bear May 6, 2014 at 3:30 am #

    Mr. AD, In you first blog you talked about Speedy being watched by a (pet) feline. Before my precious Abby went to this side of “The Rainbow Bridge” to wait for me, my niece placed our pet hamster on one end of a bed with Abby in the center. Not only did Abby show no interest in the rodent, she actually shy ed away from him. Thanks for the memory.

    In another blog you gave the proper name for a group of cats. May I direct your attention to: If you will bring up the piece entitled, “They’re a What?” you might find it entertaining.There should be a second TaW published soon.

    Uncle Bear

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