2# Have You Ever Wonder?
For once a while, take a close look on a pretty cat’s face. Observe the colors and patterns. Don’t they look as if they’re wearing make up? Starting from the eye shadow, mascara, blush on, and lipstick. Most probably, I think the human put up some make up were actually adopted, or developed from cats colors and patterns. Then, I remember how ancient Egypt worship cat as their Goddess. So, again, humans are inspired by cats pretty face. Thank you my dear feline.
There are also few opinions who disagree with the aforementioned finding. Some of their reasons are the ancient Egyptians were great users of make-up, but never heard of it as having anything to do with the cat goddess, Bastet and wouldn't have thought that she would be particularly associated with make-up, as she had the head of a cat. According to the most recent anthropology findings, the use of "make up" predates written history, in that it was used as far back as the cave dwellers. Make up as a form of beauty enhancement can be traced back to before the Egyptians became a nation state...with China and the orient having the first known depictions of people wearing some type of make up to enhance various parts of the body. It is believed that the Egyptians are however the first group of people to utilize make up as part of their daily lives and extensive trade of Kohl is depicted in their writings. The practical reason why ancient Egyptians of both sexes and all classes used kohl on their eyes is that darkening the skin around the eyes helps reduce the glare of bright sunlight - something you get a lot of in Egypt. Of course, once you start putting stuff round your eyes, you want to make it look attractive too.
Feline and Human. They are both inspiring towards each other.
2# Have You Ever Wonder?
I don’t know whether this only happen to my feline companions, or it might happen as well to you. I used to have cats who loved to wait-chase-catch rodents as their prey, and uhm, sometimes their favorite meals. How about my prevailing cats now behave? Very unsual. The rodents run back and forth exactly in front of their noses. They just ignore them completely, as if the rats were no longer consider as threats and exciting prey. If I may translate and interpret my cats mind, “Yucckk…the rats are disgusting creatures to play with and taste so bad to be eaten. I prefer human junk food, like french fries, hamburgers, hot-dogs!”
It’s amazing that everytime someone in my home buy these kind of junk food, all my cats are so anxious and eager to eat them. They wait so patiently, starring at their beloved humans, begging to be feed by this junk food. And, of course, they always ‘ask’ their portion when we’re eating. Never wanted to miss the excitement of enjoying junk foods.
Another hilarious thing is one of my cats, knows perfectly where to sleep comfortably. In my bed, of course. But, that’s not enough. Certainly, he does understand where to lay down his head, on my pillow. How about my other cats? Most of them truly aware about decency, so they sleep in the corner of my bed near my feet. And, the best part is, when there’s anyone interrupt or disturb his content sleep, he’ll awake soon – starring at the perpetrator – then, with very heavy sigh like humans do, he got back to sleep with an expression of annoyed. Just like humans!
It is common for felinelovers to know the cats ability to soothe us when we are unwell or in bad-mood. How many times have you been home from work or school, languishing in bed "under the weather" and then your cats come into the room, snuggle down beside you and purr away? Can it be that they actually sense our pain and want to help us relieve it? Well, talk to catlovers and the evidence seems to point to the fact that they most certainly do! What's even more astounding is that scientific research now proves that a cat's purr can actually help us to heal.
Based on scientific research - a study by Elizabeth von Muggenthaler, she's a bioacoustics specialist at Fauna Communications Research Institute in North Carolina - a cat's purr is within the frequency range of 25 to 40 cycles per second (Hz). Exposure to 20 to 50 Hz frequencies increases bone density, relieves pain, and heals muscles. Another study also revealed that the cats had purr frequencies between 20 Hertz and 200 Hertz, notably 25 Hz, 100 Hz,125 Hz, and 150 Hz! Results indicated that despite size and different genetics, all of the individual cats had very strong purr frequencies that fell well within the range of a multitude of therapeutic frequencies.
A cat's purr [vibrational stimulation] has been linked to the relief of suffering in persons with both acute and chronic pain, generating new tissue growth, augmenting wound tissue strength, improvinglocal circulation and oxygenation, reducing swelling and inhibiting bacterial growth.
"If you put a cat in the same room with a pile of bones, the bones will heal", as an adagium of old veterinary said. Ask any veterinary orthopedic surgeon about how relatively easy it is to mend broken cat bones, as compared with dogs. They will tell you that cats do not experience nearly the number of orthopedic diseases or ligament and muscle traumas as dogs experience, and that non-union of bone fractures in cats is rare. Researchers believe that a cat's purr is the self-healing mechanism behind these facts.
There is extensive documentation that suggests that low vibrational frequencies, at low intensity, aretherapeutic. These frequencies can aid bone growth, promote fracture healing and joint mobility, provide pain relief, promote tendon and muscle strength and repair, and help in the reduction of swelling. This data suggests that frequencies of 25 and 50 Hz are the best frequencies for promoting bone strength, with 100Hz and 200 Hz being the second best. Exposure to these signals elevates bone strength by approximately 30%, and increases the speed at which the fractures heal. For the purpose to prove the theory of the therapeutic benefits of a cat's purr, scientists needed to measurethe domestic cat's purr and how the purr vibration is spread throughout its body. Extremely sensitive monitors were used for this purpose.
These monitors were mounted adhesively; they required no external power, were ground isolated and no cats were harmed in any way. The scientists prepared the cats by shaving a section of fur and these small meters were placed directly onto the skin of the cats. The monitors were stabilized using washable cosmetic glue and medical tape. Each testing session lasted between 6 and 10 minutes. During the testing phase, the cats were comfortably resting on blankets and were encouraged to purr by occasionally stroking them. Data was then acquired and analyzed.
It is well known for catlovers that they are nature's little healers.The fact that the cats in this study produced frequencies that have been proven to improve healing time, strength and mobility could explain our cats somehow just "knowing" when we are unwell. By doing nothing more than comfortably resting along side us aswe recover, their purr acts as a vibrational therapeutic system that helps us to heal that muchfaster, experience less pain and discomfort and to potentially even strengthen our bodies to prevent osteo diseases.
Let the cats heal you. Just except it when they suddenly eager to sit down or having catnap on our laps/stomach. They surely know what to do to have their mission accomplished which regards as their ‘part’ in our life. So one day you aren't feeling your best, simply snuggle down into the warmth of your bed with the cats. The evidence proves that not only is this an enjoyable pastime when we are unwell, but also that there are numerous therapeutic benefits to the body aswell. Listen to a cat's purr -- one of nature's most beautiful sounds.
Experience the Big Purr with Brewster the Sleepy Cat!
Cats can learn tricks. They just sometimes choose not to.
Superstition has it that if you see a cat preening the back of its neck, it will rain.
A cat blinks on you? Wouw…it means “kiss” you.
1# Have You Ever Wonder?
Many terms we found in our daily life were adopted from feline behavior. Take as for example, catfight. Have you ever wonder why an altercation between two women which involving scratching, hair-pulling, and shirt-shredding as opposed to punching or wrestling, or merely two human females insulting each other verbally or being otherwise nasty to each other, known as cat fight? How come we don’t call it as rabbitfight or micefight?
For feline, a fight has different purpose as for women. Cats will fight each other over territory, mating rights and to defend their young. And, catfights for human interpretation are different from other kinds of fights involving women, because they usually involve competition between two or more women, usually over men.
So let’s find out why – the application of catfight term – on human and feline. Perhaps for non-catlovers this may difficult to understand. Have you ever watch closely and observe how real catfight between feline? Starting with hissing, then follow up by increasing the high pitch of each cat voice – very loud indeed until you cannot sleep well – if these combating voices aren’t work well to get rid of the other cat, surely they begin to have physical clash. In feline world, this typical catfight valid for both sexes, male and female cats. Unlike cats, in our world, using catfight terminology is most likely to be applied for women. Now, back to the definition as mentioned above in the first paragraph, can you see the sameness?