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Grr's Great Adventure
Grr wanted to go to the beach, but she decided to save money and booked with El Cheapo Travel service. There's no telling where she's going to end up!
You should have stuck with Catatonia Travel Grr! It's the only way to go!
Thursday Thirteen, da big meme, aka TT or T13
The Sense of Touch
A cat's five senses continuously keep her connected to her physical environment. Whether on the hunt for prey, skittering a ball around the kitchen floor, eating breakfast or simply sleeping, a cat relies on the power of touch to "read" the environment around her.
The little cell receptors in a cat's skin - called mechanoreceptors convert mechanical stimuli to relay that information to the nervous system. This process contributes significantly to a cat's rapid reaction time.
In Sync with Nature
When a cat lies on the ground or stands with four paws firmly planted on the floor, she is actually doing much more than what you see. She is picking up signals from her immediate environment. Cats not only receive information about their surroundings, but they also leave the equivalent of a calling card behind.
Watch any cat as she stretches a front paw up into a tree. During this stretch, she leaves olfactory information through the sweat glands in her feet. This scent remains long after the sender has departed the scene.
Not limited to pressure only, feline skin receptors also detect pain, temperatures and protect cats from injury and harm.
In the wild, cats will not survive unless they are able to hunt. As predators in hunt mode, relating to other cats, or finding a mate, they need to be exceptionally attuned to their environment.
Cats possess kinetic (energy associated with motion) intelligence and an exquisite understanding of their body and its capabilities. Cats are ideally suited to their biological niche.
Cats use their front paws and whiskers to hunt and capture prey. Additionally, paws and whiskers are the areas that are most sensitive on a cat's body due to the high concentration of nerve cells.
A cat's whiskers are extremely sensitized touch organs and cats use their whiskers as a blind man would use a walking cane.
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If you haven't been FURminated yet, you don't know what your missing. It gets all the extra loose hair out of your coat, gets all the itchy places scratched good AND makes your coat incredibly soft and silky.
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Good luck and happy deShedding! Contest ends April 11th, so don't delay!