Two-thirds: According to one estimate, cats spend nearly two-thirds of their lives asleep. If they’re not sleeping, cats spend around 30 to 50 percent of their day grooming themselves. Grooming serves several purposes: it helps cats tone down their scent so they can avoid predators, it cools them down, and it promotes blood flow. It’s believed that their saliva contains enzymes that serve as a natural antibiotic for wounds.
Ailurophile: A fancy word for a cat lover. It comes from the Greek word for cat, ailouros, and the suffix -phile, meaning “lover.” On the other hand, the word ailurophobe, a combination of ailouros plus phobe, describes someone who hates cats.
$13 million: The fortune of the world’s wealthiest cat. In 1988, a rich British antique dealer named Ben Rea loved his cat Blackie so much that when he died, he left most of his $13 million estate to the lucky (most likely indifferent) feline. The money was split among three cat charities, which had been instructed to keep an eye on Rea’s beloved companion.
Clifford Brooks: The author of the book ‘Toilet Train Your Cat, Plain and Simple.’ Brooks claims that it takes just three months to teach a cat how to use a toilet. His training method involves putting a litter-filled insert on top of your toilet seat and reducing the size of the insert until it’s removed. Brooks is now working on a book about cat meditation.
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