When Winston Churchill Sold Chartwell, the family home, to the National Trust, he required that there always be a marmalade cat named Jock in "comfortable residence." The Trust honored that request. The current occupant is Jock VII, a six month old rescue kitten. nationaltrust.org.uk/char…
A Florida man heard purring coming from his parked truck; he ended up using sheet metal cutters to peel back a portion of his truck to reveal a kitten. The Humane Society helped him coax the kitten out. When the public heard about it, several people offered to help pay to repair his truck. cnn.com/2014/06/13/living…
Abe Lincoln was a cat lover. One month before he was assassinated he stopped a meeting with General Ulysses S. Grant to make sure three kittens were okay. rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln3…
A stray cat Scarlett risked her life 5 times returning to the burning garage to save her kittens. She touched each of them with her nose to ensure they were all alive as the blisters on her eyes kept her from being able to see them. She collapsed unconscious after assuring they were all safe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sca…
In Serbia sometimes a young sneezer will hear the response "Pis Maco" which translates to "Go away, kitten." atlasobscura.com/articles…
Kittens can get pregnant starting from 3.5 to 4 months old. pets.thenest.com/can-kitt…
Baby bunnies are called kittens, the female rabbit is a doe and the male is a buck mtmarthavet.com.au/baby-r…
A 2015 Japanese study suggests that looking at pictures of puppies and kittens can help improve focus and concentration. psychologicalscience.org/…
In 2018, a kitten named Pawfficer Donut was sworn in to the Troy, Michigan PD's "Feline Unit" to perform community outreach for the department as well as raise awareness for animal adoption. She replaced another police cat named Pawfficer Badges who got feline leukemia. miamiherald.com/news/nati…
Cats eat their kitten's poop kitty-cats.blog/do-cats-e…
Baby squirrels are called "kittens" wildlifeonline.me.uk/anim…
The first ever east-west transatlantic flight (1919) included two stowaways, a rejected crew member named Will Ballantyne and a tabby kitten named "Whoopsie" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R33…
Relative to other animals humans are born prematurely and thus can be "socialized to a far greater extent than any other animal". Human babies are highly dependent for YEARS on adults (vs. e.g., kitten leaving mother weeks after birth) and thus can be taught/nurtured for better or worse. nationalpost.com/opinion/…
The most prolific narrator of hadiths (non Quranic stories and sermons of the Prophet) was known by the kunyah Abu Hurayrah "Father of a Kitten". Abu Hurayrah is a controversial figure as many of his 5374 hadiths lack witnesses to confirm them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu…
Lucy's Law bans pet shops and dealers in England from selling puppies and kittens. It was named after Lucy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who developed fused hips, a curved spine, bald patches and epilepsy after years of mistreatment in the puppy farming system. bbc.com/news/newsbeat-452…
A cat in heat can have multiple eggs, and they can be released over several days of her cycle. If Tabby has chosen more than one Tom during her heat cycle, it's possible she'll be carrying kittens from multiple fathers. catster.com/cat-health-ca…
Today I learned that a lactating mother dog can feed kittens, and it’s possible that the mother dog can start lactating when she finds an abandoned kitten. wagwalking.com/behavior/w…
In 1996 a stray cat who'd given birth to a litter in an abandoned Brooklyn garage returned to the structure five times after a fire broke out to save her kittens, despite her eyes blistered shut and her paw pads burned from the flames. (Mama and babies all survived.) nydailynews.com/archives/…
The number of teats a mammal has is usually related to the expected size of its litter. Humans have two breasts and usually have one child per pregnancy. Cats have eight teats and three to five kittens per litter. And so on. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea…
Today I learned about Trap–neuter–return, a program through which free-roaming cats are trapped, spayed and neutered, then returned where they were found. Cats found in unsafe areas are relocated. Kittens are placed in foster homes. Cats with with terminal or untreatable illnesses or injuries are euthanized. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
In a female cat, the teats are essential for nursing her litter of kittens. Each teat has a unique smell so a kitten can return again and again to same nipple to feed. pets.thenest.com/male-cat…
A litter of kittens can have separate fathers due to multiple mates during the mother's heat. pets.thenest.com/possible…
Zoos around the world are raising cheetah kittens with puppy companions to help the cheetahs deal with excess energy, learn social cues, and combat stress news.nationalgeographic.c…
In 1968 a group of Soviet mathematicians used a BESM-4 computer at the Moscow State Pedagogical University to realistically render the movements of a cat. The short, kitten, was the first instance of digital animation being used to effectively simulate movement youtube.com/watch?v=so_HQ…
In 2012, a Mormon sect in Arizona responded to a former member who spoke out against their leader by placing at his home a kitten that was buried alive in concrete up to the neck inside a metal tube. The kitten was rescued but died a few days later huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
Not all cats respond to catnip. The catnip response is hereditary. It is estimated that about 1/3 of the cats lack this gene. Additionally, kittens less than three months old don’t respond to catnip and often even show an aversion. catbehaviorassociates.com…
As part of her sentence for abandoning 35 kittens in the woods, an Ohio woman was ordered to spend a night alone in the woods without water, food, or entertainment. abcnews.go.com/GMA/LegalC…
A man cut his truck open after hearing a purring noise come from his parking car and found a stray kitten had lodged itself in the frame. He carefully drove to a Humane Society, where the cat was safely rescued. The Society set up a fund to repair his car, with extra money to help other animals cnn.com/2014/06/13/living…
Researchers surprised to find how closely the proportion of secure and insecure attachments in the kitten and adult cat populations matched the human infant pop. In humans, 65% of infants are securely attached to their caregiver. The majority of cats use their owner as a source of security. phys.org/news/2019-09-cat…
If a pregnant cat is sick or stressed during pregnancy, her kittens can be born with "fever coat". brucethecat.co.nz/blog/fe…
A group of cats is called a glaring, an unspayed female is called a queen, the obsolete term for a young cat was catling, the parents of kittens are a sire (male) and a dam (female), and domestic cats are descended from the African wildcat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat
One of the companions of Prophet Muhammad was called Father of Kitten! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu…
An animal shelter can kill animals under 8 weeks of age or ones with behavioral issues or anything else that they think would make them "unsuitable for placement as a pet" and still be considered a no-kill shelter. This means orphans puppies or kitten and feral animals among others. youtube.com/watch?v=-iUjy…
A Kindle also meant kittens born to the same mother cat pets.thenest.com/kindle-k…
The six-toed cats which live in and around the Hemingway museum in Key West Florida are descendants of the original polydactyl (many-toed) kitten given to Hemingway by a sea captain. wideopenpets.com/story-er…
The US government 'killed thousands of kittens' as part of secretive decades-long experiments independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Meowing is a behavior cats only use as kittens that they have adapted for use with humans because doing so gets our attention. Also, each cat has its own individualized meows. youtube.com/watch?v=qeUM1…
The Sphynx cat came about barely in the 1960s and originated in Canada when a domestic cat gave birth to a hairless kitten. It was then bred solely for its natural hairless trait. animalplanet.com/tv-shows…
A mother cat and her two kittens (all three healthy and adoptable),given to PETA by a Vet who wanted them to find a good home, but was lied to by PETA and the mother and the kittens were put down few minutes after in the back of a van. huffingtonpost.com/nathan…
Today I learned of Michael Cicconetti, a judge in Ohio who uses what he calls "creative justice". He sentences guilty defendants with unusual punishments, such as forcing a woman who abandoned her kittens to spent a winter night outdoors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Domestic cats may eat their kittens for a variety of reasons, including stress, poor food supply, inexperience at parenthood, or for no apparent reason. concordvets.com.au/pet-bl…
Today I learned of Toxacora, parasitic worms found in puppies and kittens, which are so numerous that a study in Bristol resulted in 3.7 Billion eggs in 4 tons worth of pet poop theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Koko the Gorilla named a kitten All Ball. All Ball died in an accident and Koko signed she was sad and cried alone when no one was around, but there is an audio recording. youtube.com/watch?v=CQCOH…
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. fayettehumane.org/fun-fac…
An Ohio woman was sentenced to spend a night in the woods without food, water and entertainment for abandoning 35 kittens abcnews.go.com/GMA/LegalC…
It is vital for newborn kittens to begin drinking milk soon after birth in the span of 24 hours at the latest. During the first several days after giving birth, mother cats give off "colostrum" which is a watery and yellowish substance that is full of maternal antibodies, proteins and minerals. pets.thenest.com/newborn-…
Kittens will swallow their milk teeth! petful.com/pet-health/kit…
A female cat can apparently have kittens until they die of old age. Only we and 2 other species have menopause! livescience.com/22574-ani…
Ships often had token pet cats for pest control, including one who went down along with her litter of kittens on the Titanic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
, a group of coconut crabs is called a β€œnightmare,” with leg spans reaching up to three feet, and are known to climb trees on their native islands in the Pacific and Indian oceans; they've also been observed devouring chickens and kittens. weather.com/news/science/…

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