Jack of All Shade and Shadows is also known as One-Eyed Jack, the Pirate Cat, even though this magnificent mancat has two eyes. He lives with his sister Persephone, the Opposable Thumb Wench and The Big One, who is the Opposable Thumb Wench's companion. They make Northern Alberta, Canada, their home, where Jack loves to show off his full Monty poses, day and night.
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Purring: Much about purring remains a mystery to veterinary professionals. There are many theories about how we produce the sound and why large felines (lions, tigers, etc.), with the exception of the cheetah, can't produce it.
Many of those theories focus on the vibration of the vestibular folds located in your throat. Although it's true purpose isn't know either, feline professionals almost universally agree that purring is a form of communication. The most common misconception is that purring only communicates happy, content feelings.
We actually purr for a number of reason, which are in some way or another connected to things we experience as kittens. Because kittens are born blind and deaf, the rumbling of the mother's purr is one of the only things they can still recognize. A mother cat purrs to let her kittens know that they are warm and safe. Purring as adults is thought to be connected with these early experiences.
We do purr as adults to convey happy, content feelings, as we did when we were kittens. Other reason however may be to convey submission or friendliness. (I sometimes sit next to my human and purr in the hope that she will give me treats.) When sick or injured, we usually purr for those reasons; we want others to know that we are receptive to help.
We also purr when we are afraid or anxious, it is a way in which we comfort ourselves in those situations. On some occasions, we will purr when we are dying, it is also a way to comfort ourselves and as an act of acceptance of our natural end.
Note: Churchill's Mombean had asked about bathing him, so starting on Monday, we will begin a four-or-five part series on the correct way to take a B-A-T-H when it involves the wet water stuff.
Exciting Times! Meowers of Missouri have completed The Catstitution. You can find it at The World Catstitution blog.
Be sure to ratify - or is that catify - it by leaving your pawprint in the comment section if you have not done so already!
Remember that we Sprung Forward to Daylight Savings time which began at 2:00 AM Sunday morning. Also remind your humans, because their internal clocks, and probably their external ones as well, will be totally off for the next week.