Miaowww! My name is Artemis, and I’m in charge here today…
My female servant has found some cat facts, and I’ve been checking them out for you …
Cats are crepuscular, which means that they are most active at dawn and dusk.
Purr! That’s so true! Dusk is my favourite time of day…
Cats mark you as their territory when they rub their faces and bodies against you, as they have scent glands in those areas.
Purrrfect! I want you to smell like me!
Cats often attack your ankles when they are bored.
My favourite game! I love pouncing on the humans’ feet…
Cats will refuse an unpalatable food to the point of starvation.
Do you need to be told this? I require high quality sustenance at all times…
Cats can spend up to a third of their waking hours grooming.
My favourite thing to do is to make my fur beautifully clean…
Each cat’s nose print is unique, much like human fingerprints.
I didn’t know this! But I am definitely unique!
A cat’s whiskers are generally about the same width as its body.
I think my whiskers are pawwsome!
Cats have whiskers on the backs of their front legs, as well.
Yes! And I don’t like you touching them!
Cats have the largest eyes relative to their head size of any mammal.
My eyes are very specialised pieces of equipment – how else could I catch mice in the dark?
Cats’ rough tongues can lick a bone clean of any shred of meat.
Miaowwww! Give me a meaty bone anytime!
Cats can jump up to six times their length.
I love jumping ashore when we are mooring stern-to. My humans panic when they see how far I can jump off the boat!
Cats are very fussy about their water bowls, and some prefer to ignore their bowls entirely in favour of drinking from the sink tap.
I very much prefer to lean over the galley sink and lick the tap. Or faucet, as some of you call it…
Some cats can swim.
…. as I proved to you when I misjudged my jump from the boat and landed in the water…
Cats have nearly twice the amount of neurons in their cerebral cortex as dogs.