Barbara Cairns Books
Fun Cat Facts
CATS by Eleanor Farjean (1881-1965)
Top of piano,
in the middle,
on the edge..."
FUN CAT FACTS
- Cats have powerful night vision.
- Cats also have excellent hearing and a great sense of smell.
- On average, cats live around 12-15 years.
- Domestic cats usually weigh from 8-11 pounds.
- Cats sleep an average of 13-14 hours a day.
- A group of cats is called a clowder.
- A male cat is called a tom.
- A female cat is called a molly or queen.
- .....more coming....
The Language of Cat: Poem by Rachel Rooney
Teach me the Language of Cat;
the slow-motion blink, that crystal stare,
a tight-lipped purr and a wide-mouthed hiss.
Let me walk with a saunter, nose in the air.
Teach my ears the way to ignore
names that I'm called. May they only twitch
to the distant shake of a boxful of biscuits,
the clink of a fork on a china dish.
Teach me that vanishing trick
where dents in cushions appear, and I'm missed.
Show me the high-wire trip along fences
to hideaway places, that no-one but me knows exist.
Don't teach me Dog,
all eager to please, that slobbers, yaps and begs for a pat,
that sits when told by its own, that's led on a lead.
No, not that. Teach me the language of Cat.