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International Cat Day and an Interview

It is International Cat Day and how could I not acknowledge this particular day.  ALSO, Chris and Rach, another couple who are International Housesitters published their interview about us.

Firstly it’s all about the cats, actually, when is it ever not?

FACTS ABOUT CATS – stranger than fiction

  • In 1963, the first French cat went into space, it survived!
  • The group of words associated with a cat (catt, cath, chat, katze) stem from the Latin catus, meaning domestic cat, as opposed to feles, or wild cat.

    bed sharer from Northern France
  • There are more cat owners than dog owners, 3 to 1.
  • When a family cat died in ancient Egypt, family members would mourn by shaving off their eyebrows. They also held elaborate funerals during which they drank wine and beat their breasts. The cat was embalmed with a sculpted wooden mask and the tiny mummy was placed in the family tomb or in a pet cemetery with tiny mummies of mice.

    Kiki - 2
    A Scottish lass we met in 2016
  • A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions. Check out more what-cats-are-made-of 
  • The cat who holds the record for the longest non-fatal fall is Andy. He fell from the 16th floor of an apartment building (about 200 ft/.06 km) and survived.  You can now stop worrying about your cat when it climbs up a tree!

    A lovely spot to enjoy a morning cuppa, with  Possum!
  • The richest cat is Blackie who was left £15 million by his owner, Ben Rea.  Now there’s an idea!
  • Cats are extremely sensitive to vibrations. Cats are said to detect earthquake tremors 10 or 15 minutes before humans can.  Obviously, Charlie here in Turkey is a heavy sleeper.

Sometimes it is not only the extraordinary more the ordinary things they do that we love about them.  Like  David the cat who sat and stared for half an hour watching a program on wild cats!  We wondered how much of the program he was processing!

David watching TV

At the end of the day, cats are fascinating creatures that the majority of us love and with whom we share our homes.

So go grab a cat give it a hug then go and read Chris and Rachel’s interview on us

Though don’t stop just there, go and check out more on their website as they are also Professional Housesitters and an interesting couple, who are currently housesitting in New Zealand.


They can also be found on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM


Some more cat love from other bloggers:

21 thoughts on “International Cat Day and an Interview”

  1. That’s great that you were aware of your boy’s sensitive nature, and also he is aware of others. Big step for a small child! Animal cruelty is terrible and people who do that no doubt treat humans just as badly!! Thanks for commenting 🙂


  2. Our little man used to watch those animal cops shows on TV, and he’d get very invested in the welfare of those poor critters so I’d say they can absorb quite a lot! (I had to stop leaving Animal Planet on for him after the episode where they cleared out a hoarder’s house; he was just too upset about all the dead animals, poor luv.)

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  3. I do think animals are sensitive to their owners moods. I do enjoy cats as they do not put up with shite and will in no uncertain terms let you know they disapprove 🙂 We have looked after a few over the years, and, at the moment we have 4 in Portugal!


  4. I love cats. Unfortunately my little girl is allergic to cats and my husband ain’t a fan! However my 23 yr old daughter has the most amazing big fat fluffy cat who I get to cuddle – when she’s feeling sociable. She’s quite snobby really and gets her own way all the time! Aw…..kittens are fabulous and so much fun! Don’t get me started! 😁

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  5. My old moggie means the world to me. He can be a grumpy thing at times but also very affectionate. He’s been with me through some difficult times, and I’m pretty certain he understood I was struggling as he became a lot more attentive. Evety day should be cat day! 😀

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  6. Happy International Cat Day! I like cats as well, but my husband doesn’t. And, he is allergic to them, so no cats while we are house sitting. I’ll give our current dog a hug instead. 🙂 Interesting post!

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  7. Well, this is obviously one of our favorite holidays 😉 I love the picture of David watching his kin on TV, our cats were never inclined (though Chloe would try to get at our popcorn on movie nights!). Looking forward to celebrating the holiday with all our fellow cat lovers 🙂

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