Cleopatra isn't the only one who ever fell in love with a kitty cat. For nearly 10,000 years humans have had a close relationship with the cat, which is believed to have found its roots in West Asia and were completely designed by nature to live outdoors.
"Close" is open to debate given the independence that most cats display around their "human pets." At this point, the kitty injects its strange, vacuous stare that no one has ever been able to understand. What do they see that no one else can see?
The Huffington Post writes about Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, explaining why we should dress up our cats for Halloween. Do we really need an explanation for this? This is what dogs and cats are for. Some cat breeds are better for this procedure than others -- especially the declawed variety.
This video of the Shark Cat riding a Roomba and chasing a duckling has to make us wonder if we have enough to do... adult entertainment at its finest!Alley Cat Allies explains that domesticated cats have only become indoor cats in the last 60 years. The popularity of cats in the 'hood is the result of their hunter capabilities and keeping rodent populations under control.
After centuries of inbreeding, the latest cat breed to hit the most wanted list is the Pixie-Bob, a breed of domestic cat claimed by breed founder Carol Ann Brewer of Washington state to be "the progeny of naturally occurring bobcat hybrids." In other words, a romantic interlude between a domestic kitty and a vicious bobcat.
The Inquisitr writes about another new breed of cats known as the Werewolf. Cat breeders are doing everything they can to keep the gene pool moving right along.
Animal Planet enlightens us about this special Pixie-Bob cat breed with a documentary and reveals the science behind the Pixie-Bob. Your average house cat has five toes on each foot, but not so for the Pixie-Bob. Each foot can have seven toes per foot for a total of 28 toes on the Pixie-Bob. The breed is one of the larger domestic cats, often weighing more than 18 pounds.
Cat Channel tells us all the details about the Pixie-Bob. This cat breed chirps and chatters rather than meowing when communicating with its family.
It is believed that the Pixie-Bob has only been around for about 30 years. Waiting lists are long and cat breeders are few and far between. The average kitten will set you back $800 to $1500 and will probably be neutered or spayed before you pick them up.
While the Pixie-Bob may look a little fierce, they are great with children and dogs and love being in a family situation. Long periods of time left to their own devices is probably not a great idea. Leaving a Pixie-Bob alone with the parakeet is also out of bounds. At the end of the day, most cat lovers will tell you that their furry friends simply make life purrfect.
[Image via PixieBobs.com]