Mything facts about cats

By Connie Orcutt • Published: June 1st, 2016
Category: Animal Airwaves

Cats can be mysterious, which may be why they inspire myths. But here are some feline fables we’re setting straight.

Cats have an amazing ability to right themselves in midair and land on their feet. But there’s a limit. Just visit a veterinary hospital in warm weather to see the seriously injured cats that have fallen several stories out of an open window. If you need to keep the windows open, be sure you have sturdy screens to prevent falls.

While not all cats dislike others of their own kind, many are happy being an only cat. But given their space — as well as multiple litter boxes and food dishes — cats can and do make feline friends.

On the topic of bonding, don’t fall for the myth that cats aren’t loving. If you’ve ever had a cat greet you with a meow, a purr or a rub at the end of a long day, you know the fallacy of this fable.