❀ Egyptians shaved their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when they lost a beloved cat.
❀ According to myth, a cat sleeping with all four paws tucked under means cold weather is coming.
❀ A cat that bites you after you have rubbed his stomach, is probably biting out of pleasure, not anger.
❀ 95% of all cat owners admit they talk to their cats.
❀ Cats are the sleepiest of all mammals. They spend 16 hours of each day sleeping. With that in mind, a seven year old cat has only been awake for two years of its life!
❀ Many experts report that cats will purr when feeling any intense emotion (pleasure or pain).
❀ Cats rub up against other cats, and people, in an attempt to “mark” them with their scent glands. They most often use the scent glands between their eye and ear (near the temple area) or their scent glands near the base of their tail.
❀ Cats are partially color blind. They have the equivalency of human red/green color blindness. (Reds appear green and greens appear red; or shades thereof.)
❀ “Sociable” cats will follow you from room to room to monitor your activities throughout the day.
❀ A cat will almost never “meow” at another cat. This sound is reserved for humans.
❀ Cats knead with their paws when they’re happy.
❀ If your cat is near you, and her tail is quivering, this is the greatest expression of love your cat can give you. If her tail starts thrashing, her mood has changed —- Time to distance yourself from her.
❀ There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with 33 different breeds.
❀ Killing a cat was punishable by death in ancient Egypt.
❀ If your cat snores or rolls over on his back to expose his belly, it means he trusts you
❀ When the front paws are curled up and tucked in, and the back legs are outstretched to the side, your cat is relaxed and secure.
❀ When your cat stares at you and then squints or closes his eyes. That is a huge sign of affection - in the cat world, that is the signal to other cats that this cat is not a threat.
❀ When a cat licks you, it can serve several purposes. Grooming, affection (which grooming is a part of), tasting, and leaving their scent on you.
Basically, I go to a lot of events. And I have no idea why, and most of my friends who rave and go to concerts with me can vouch for this, but I am a creep magnet. And just general male population magnet. I think it’s because when I go to events I feel cute. I feel awesome about myself, maybe…
You are so beautiful and wonderful and I see that you work hard on your appearance. And I know that you know how much I care about you. Because after the raves and the parties, we’re still friends. And I would sacrifice for you and do whatever I could. I’m so sorry that douchebags like them upset you. I wish I could protect you from dumbass people like that. ;__;
“homasse asked about the differences in flirting styles in the different countries I’ve been in, and Meg asked the same question only about sex (-_-);;; um, I don’t travel the world treating it like a smorgasbord of guys, sampling various ones from each country (tragically). But I can talk about…
They are so different. And I already knew how different but it’s unbelievable how repressed Japanese society seems. I’m used to being polite, naturally, but this country is the embodiment and politeness and then they come up with anime….rather rowdy representations of the culture…if representations at all!
It’s just amazing. Truly.
All the indirect approaches and subtlety. Incredible.
“When I am lonely for boys it’s their bodies I miss. I study their hands lifting the cigarettes in the darkness of the movie theaters, the slope of a shoulder, the angle of a hip. Looking at them sideways, I examine them in different lights. My love for them is visual: that is the part of them I would like to possess. Don’t move, I think. Stay like that, let me have that.”—Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood (via thechocolatebrigade)