In Russia, a stray cat named Masha kept a three month old baby warm in below-freezing temperatures and refused to leave its side when it was taken to the hospital, the baby lived.
In 2013 a cat named Cookie went missing while on holiday with his owner in Grasse, southern France. 18 months later Cookie returned “dirty and emaciated” having traveled a journey of 700-miles, all the way home.
Researchers studied cats viewing photos of various bearded men. Cats viewing long beards exhibited paralysis and signs of severe neurological distress. Researchers concluded cats don’t like men with long beards, are indifferent to short beards, and disturbed/confused by incomplete beards.
In an experiment where a kitten was raised in the same cage as a rat, the cat not only refrained from attacking the rat, but the two became close companions, and the cat refused to chase or kill any other rats as well.
Simon the cat, a feline aboard Royal Navy Ship “The Amethyst” was awarded The Dickin Medal for gallantry under fire. The gallantry? He protected the ship’s food supplies from an infestation of rats.
In 2012, a cat saved its owner’s life the night he was adopted. The owner got a diabetic seizure, the cat brought her back to consciousness, and then ran to her son’s room pounced on him until he woke up and called for medical assistance.
An average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter and 2-3 litters per year. During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years.
If cats reside with dogs long enough, they can learn to bark like dogs.
A study found that cats are more than capable of recognizing their owner’s voice but choose to ignore it.
The two oldest cats on record lived to 38 and 34 years old, both were owned by the same owner and lived off a diet of bacon, eggs, broccoli and coffee.