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September 2016

Amazing Cat Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

sydney australia funeral homeLet’s face it…cats are amazing. Just ask Diane and Scott!┬áDid you know that it has been scientifically proven that owning cats is good for humans’┬áhealth and can decrease the occurrence of high blood pressure and other illnesses? Stroking a cat can help to relieve stress, and the feel of a purring cat on your lap conveys a strong sense of security and comfort.

Here are a few more amazing facts about us cats that you will find amazing…

  • A cat can make over 100 vocal sounds (dogs can make 10)
  • A cat sleeps 14 hours a day
  • Cats are the only animal that walk on their claws, not the pads of their feet.
  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  • A group of youngsters (kittens) is called a kindle; those old-timers (adult cats) form a clowder.
  • The average cat food meal is the equivalent to about five mice.
  • People who are allergic to cats are actually allergic to cat saliva or to cat dander. If the resident cat is bathed regularly the allergic people tolerate it better.
  • Besides smelling with their nose, cats can smell with an additional organ called the Jacobson’s organ, located in the upper surface of the mouth.
  • Like birds, cats have a homing ability that uses it’s biological clock, the angle of the sun, and the Earth’s magnetic field. A cat taken far from it’s home can return to it. But if a cat’s owners move far from it’s home, the cat can’t find them.
  • A cat can jump even seven times as high as it is tall.

It’s great being a cat, but it’s even better being a Sydney Funeral Home cat!

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Kindifarm Outing

Recently Diane and Scott helped bring some of the animals and staff from Kindifarm to Holy Spirit Aged Care, Revesby. Diane said it was a fantastic day (but I’m a bit peeved that they left me at the office for the day). Below is a picture album Diane put together for them.

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