Monday 1 September 2014

Domestic Cats

Residential Cats, regardless of their breed, are all parts of one animal categories. Felis catus has had an involved acquaintance with people. Old Egyptians may have initially trained felines as ahead of schedule as 4,000 years back. Abundant rodents most likely attracted wild cats to human groups. The felines' expertise in murdering them may have initially earned the friendly consideration of people. Early Egyptians adored a feline goddess and even embalmed their cherished pets for their trip to the following scene joined by preserved mice! Societies as far and wide as possible later received felines as their mates.

Like their wild relatives, residential Cats are characteristic seekers equipped to stalk prey and jump with sharp hooks and teeth. They are especially powerful around evening time, when their light-reflecting eyes permit them to see better than much of their prey. Felines likewise delight in intense hearing. All felines are agile and light-footed, and their long tails support their extraordinary equalization.

Cats impart by checking trees, wall posts, or furniture with their hooks or their waste. These aroma presents are implied on advise others of a feline's home run. House felines utilize a vocal collection that stretches out from a murmur to a shriek.

Household Cats remain generally predatory, and have developed a straightforward gut suitable for crude meat. They additionally hold the harsh tongue that can help them clean every single piece from a creature bone (and husband to be themselves). Their eating regimens shift with the whims of people, notwithstanding, and could be supplemented by the feline's own particular chasing triumphs.

Tuesday 26 February 2013

I Am a Cat

I Am a Cat is a satirical novel written in 1905–1906 by Natsume Sōseki, about Japanese society during the Meiji Period (1868–1912); particularly, the uneasy mix of Western culture and Japanese traditions, and the aping of Western customs.Sōseki's original title, Wagahai wa neko de aru, uses very high register phrasing more appropriate to a nobleman, conveying a grandiloquence and self-importance intended to sound ironic, since the speaker, an anthropomorphised domestic cat, is a house cat, not feral.

The book was first published in ten installments in the literary journal Hototogisu. At first, Sōseki intended only to write the short story that constitutes the first chapter of I Am a Cat. However, Takahama Kyoshi, one of the editors of Hototogisu, persuaded Sōseki to serialize the work, which evolved stylistically as the installments progressed. Nearly all of the stories can stand alone as a discrete work. The serial was eventually compiled into a book edition of three volumes. 1911 marked the first year the complete work was published in a single volume.

In the mid-1970s, the prolific screenwriter Toshio Yasumi adapted Sōseki's novel into a screenplay. Kon Ichikawa directed the film, which premiered in Japanese cinemas in 1975.

Thursday 26 July 2012


The domestic cat (Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus, previously Felis domesticus) is a small, usually furry, domesticated, carnivorous mammal. It is often called the housecat when kept as an indoor pet, or simply the cat when there is no need to distinguish it from other felids and felines. Cats are valued by humans for companionship and ability to hunt vermin and household pests. They are primarily nocturnal.

Cats are similar in anatomy to the other felids, with strong, flexible bodies, quick reflexes, sharp retractable claws, and teeth adapted to killing small prey. As crepuscular predators, cats use their acute hearing and ability to see in near darkness to locate prey. Not only can cats hear sounds too faint for human ears, they can also hear sounds higher in frequency than humans can perceive. The usual prey of cats (particularly rodents such as mice) make high frequency noises, so being able to pinpoint these faint high-pitched sounds gave cats' ancestors an evolutionary advantage. Cats also have a much better sense of smell than humans.

Despite being solitary hunters, cats are a social species, and cat communication includes the use of a variety of vocalizations (meowing, purring, trilling, hissing, growling and grunting) as well as pheromones and types of cat-specific body language.

Cats have a rapid breeding rate. Under controlled breeding, they can be bred and shown as registered pedigree pets, a hobby known as cat fancy. Failure to control the breeding of pet cats by spaying and neutering and the abandonment of former household pets has resulted in large numbers of feral cats worldwide, with a population of up to 60 million of these animals in the United States alone.

Since cats were cult animals in ancient Egypt, they were commonly believed to have been domesticated there,but there may have been instances of domestication as early as the Neolithic. A genetic study in 2007 revealed that all house cats are descended from as few as five female African Wildcats (Felis silvestris lybica) c. 8000 BCE, in the Middle East. Cats are currently the most popular pet in the world, now found almost everywhere in the world.