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Facts About Cats

Pumpkin

Whiskers and Tails newest client "Pumpkin".  Pumpkin is 10 years old and lives in a beautiful house in Santee.  He is the "only" child and expects to get all of the attention.
Pumpkin loves to be held and cuddled.
 

Domestic Long-Hair Information

Because Domestic Longhairs are of mixed ancestry, their temperaments can be hard to predict. Some cats are quiet and docile while others are more active and vocal. Some are affectionate, while others are independent. Most are playful when they are young. Some enjoy the company of children and other pets.

What They Are Like to Live With

All Domestic Longhairs have one thing in common: their fluffy coat. Owners of this type of cat must spend 20 minutes at least once a week brushing out the coat to avoid mats and hairballs.

Scottish Fold Cat Breed

I will be pet sitting for a customer during Thanksgiving that owns a Scottish Fold.

Here are a few interesting facts:

The Scottish Fold is a breed of cat with a natural dominant-gene mutation that makes its ear cartilage contain a fold, causing the ears to bend forward and down towards the front of their head, which gives the cat what is often described as an "owl-like" appearance.

Originally called lop-eared or just lops after the lop-eared rabbit, 

Selecting a Cat for Adoption

Selecting a Cat for Adoption



We are happy that you have decided to add a cat to your household. There are so many lovely cats to choose 
from- ranging greatly in age and temperament. Now is the time to think about what type of cat would best fit into your lifestyle. 

Below are some of the factors we think wise to consider before you bring home your new feline.

Your Household’s Experience Level 

If you have never had the pleasure of a feline in your home, you will need to be 

Uhta

Uhta is also a new client for Whiskers and Tails.

She is very loving and playful.  Uhta's favorite games is, "Catch the String".

Uhta has the most beautiful ragdoll tail and the colors of her fur are beautiful.















































Global Warming & Kittens

Global warming could mean more kittens

Of all the weird results of climate change, this one is probably the cutest: Warmer temperatures and shorter winters could lead to longer breeding seasons for cats. That's not great news for cats, however, because many of those kittens end up as strays.In 2007, pet adoption organization Pets Across America warned that more and more kittens were popping up in shelters across the country, a trend they attributed to longer summers. Because cats are warm-weather breeders, shorter winters mean less of a lull between litters. The solution is simple, according to Pets Across America: Spay or neuter your cat, and they won't contribute to kitty overpopulation, regardless of season.

Facts About Cats


  • Orange colored cats are 90 % male.
  • Cats bite and scratch to mark their territory.
  • There are 500 million domestic cats in the world.
  • There are 33 different breeds of cats.
  • Domestic cats keep their tail up when walking and wild cats keep their tale down.
  • A female cat can have up to 100 kittens during her life span.
  • Cats can make 100 different sounds, while a dog can only make 10.

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