The title of “Cutest Pet” frequently changes hands (or in this case, paws) between cats and dogs. Whether you’re a happy dog owner, a lifelong cat lover, or somewhere in between, here are a few interesting facts that should deepen your understanding of your feline friends.
For instance, did you know that cats cannot taste sweets? This is all due to a mutation in their taste receptors in charge of tasting sweet and sugary substances. Cats are also known to produce a particular sound that is precisely tuned to make their owners respond to their needs, be it for feeding or attention. Meanwhile, regardless of breed, “molly” or “queen” is the term used for female cats, while “tom” is used for male ones.
Cats, it would seem, have conquered not only human homes and hearts but also outer space. In 1963, French scientists sent a cat named Felicette into orbit and back; this remarkable feat earned her the moniker Astrocat. Meanwhile, popular culture these days is replete with iconic characters such as Grumpy Cat or Nyan Cat. Can’t get enough of friendly felines with attitude? You may want to watch free movies online and look for titles such as “Cutest Cats”.