- Contrary to popular belief, the cat IS a social animal. A pet cat will respond and answer to speech and seems to enjoy human companionship.
- Cats beat dogs for the #1 spot as the most popular pet in the USA and Canada.
- In ancient Egypt, killing a cat was a crime punishable by death. Mummies were made of cats and embalmed mice were placed with them in their tombs. In one ancient city, over 300,000 cat mummies were found.
- In the Middle Ages, during the Festival of St. John, cats were burned alive in town square.
- The first cat show was in 1871 at the Crystal Palace in London.
- In England, the government owns thousands of cats. Their job is to help keep the buildings free of rodents.
" There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life...music and cats"