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Spooky Do is a soon to be (May 5th) six year old Domestic short hair male who lives with his littermate Daisy Dukes and Aniwa and Shadow, his two adopted sisters.
Both Spooky and Daisy are polydactyls, with extra toes on their front paws. He as named for Spooky Island in the live action Scooby Do movie.
His human mom, Jewel Girl, blogs at Sandwiched Mom and you can find out more about Spooky Do and his feline family there.
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The Threatening Hiss
Some animal behaviorists claim that a cat's hiss is similar to that of a snake. By mimicking a snake's hiss, a cat attempts to give the enemy the impression that it is also venomous and dangerous. Cats often accompany hissing with spitting, another way in which snakes attack. Those who support this theory also point out that the flattening of a cat's ears makes it look more snakelike.
I have heard this theory, along with the fact that because snakes are universally feared, it is an effective means of warning off an attack. Of course, snakes don't growl, nor do they puff out their scales to try to make themselves look bigger, two things that cats also do when they are trying to protect themselves. Whatever the case, it is something I certainly use instinctively when I am threatened. Of course if it comes down to it, I do not hesitate to follow up the hiss with tooth and claw and protect that which is mine to protect.
Lots of Cat Blogosphere members participate in Photo Hunt started by TNchick. Her 4 y.o. beagle, Zoey, is missing and she is heartbroken and needs our purrayers.
Find out more on TNChick.com.