Monday, January 7, 2013

Purrfect gifts for Cat Lovers

Always stealing the show ... I am talking cats of course!
Today I found some delightful cat gifts for you:
Chocolate Cats Recipe Note Book Kids Happy Birthday Party Invitation
left: Chocolate Cats Recipe Note Book by annescats
Chocolate Cats Recipe Note Book A delightful notebook to use for sweet recipes ... with chocolate kitties to inspire!
right: Kids Happy Birthday Party Invitation by annescats
Kids Happy Birthday Party Invitation - A cute and whimsical birthday invitation card in soft pastel colors with butterflies and cats for a child's birthday. You can customize all text.
Kitten Sleeping on a White Fluffy Carpet, High Mouse Pads Le Chat D'Amour (i) Throw Pillow
left: Kitten Sleeping on a White Fluffy Carpet, High Mouse Pads by prophoto
The domestic cat (Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus ) is a small, usually furry, domesticated , carnivorous mammal . It is often called the housecat , 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. 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. This is because the usual prey of cats (particularly rodents such as mice) make high frequency noises, so the hearing of the cat has evolved to pinpoint these faint high-pitched sounds. 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 , it was 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.

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right: Le Chat D'Amour (i) Throw Pillow by taiche
A delightful Valentine's Day pillow featuring le Chat Noir.
Lion Stretched Canvas Prints Adorable Kitten Post Card
left: Lion Stretched Canvas Prints by gleepsie
Photograph taken at Out of Africa in Arizona. This lion is Asanti.
right: Adorable Kitten Post Card by Princesrainbow2011
Postcard featuring a cute kitten.
Siamese cat senses smiling moon cat painting premium jewelry boxes Urban Jungle - Diamonds and Tigers Gallery Wrap Canvas
left: Siamese cat senses smiling moon cat painting premium jewelry boxes by zadajeanne
Siamese cat senses smiling moon cat painting - whimsical Siamese scene.
right: Urban Jungle - Diamonds and Tigers Gallery Wrap Canvas by IAmTrending
Urban Jungle - Diamonds and Tigers.
Snow White's Apple - Cute Cat Mug Skating in Pairs - cute cat mug
left: Snow White's Apple - Cute Cat Mug by yarmalade
Snow White’s Apple ACEO Original was 2.5x3.5” Watercolor and Ink. Here is Snow White kitty in front of her cottage, holding the most beautiful red apple she has ever seen. Art by Carmen Medlin.
right: Skating in Pairs - cute cat mug by yarmalade
Skating in Pairs ACEO Original was 2.5x3.5” Watercolor and ink. Winter is cold, but these two kitties in love are quite warm inside as they ice skate together on the frozen pond. Artwork by Carmen Medlin.


You may also like a previous post with gifts for cat lovers
or cat birthday cards!