- Ernest Hemingway
A cat has absolute emotional honesty; human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.
- Ernest Hemingway
Miao Miao, March's Cat of the Month would love to talk to you about A Cat's Age in Human Years.
Figuring out your feline's age can be a frustrating exercise. The myth of "one cat year equals seven human years" is just that - a myth. Cats reach senior status by the age of 7 and are considered geriatric by the age of 12.
"I, Miao Miao, am 8 years of age and am therefore classified as senior. I'm not as agile as I once was but I have noticed that it does vary between different cats of different ages. For example, Rupert who is staying a few doors up from me is the same age, however he is always running up and down the tunnels and around and around in the fernery gardens. I prefer to find a nice comfortable position in the sunshine and have a nap (of course that is when I am not being spoilt with pats and cuddles by the kitty carers)."
While there is no reliable scientific method for converting your cat's age into human years, experts report that a 1-year-old cat is roughly equal to a 15 year-old person. The following chart gives you an idea of your cat's age is in human years.
You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats.
- Colonial American proverb
Cat's love a good night's sleep and several daytime naps. Cats average 17 to 18 hours of sleep each day. They sleep about two-thirds of their entire life but they are not complaining.
The amount of hours they sleep is influenced by their age, how content they are feeling, and the weather. You will find on a cold and rainy day, most cats would have found a nice warm place in your house to snooze, like under the doona cover, or on top of the heating duct making you wonder why your house is always so cold.
*The information used in this Blog was gathered from "The Cat Behavior answer book" by Arden Moore
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