~ by Shawnell Parker
Someone once asked, why are you called DAWG? Don’t you like cats? Of course, I said, we do, but Domestic Animal Welfare Group sounds a lot classier that CATS, Cutting off Animals Testicles.
We like cats so much that at the time of this writing we have 15 cats and kittens in rescue, so we need you to like cats too. Here are many interesting facts about cats that will send you running to adopt one or more.
Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans; your cat recognizes your voice but is too cool to care. They can change their meow to manipulate their human by, for example, sounding like a baby when they want food. Cats and humans have nearly identical sections of the brain that control emotion.
Cats have a longer-term memory and can solve more cognitive problems than dogs. A cat can jump up to six times its length and uses its whiskers to detect if they can fit through a space. Cats sleep 70% of their lives.
Cats rub against you to mark their territory and lick themselves to get your scent off. Cats bring home prey because they think you suck at hunting. Male cat owners are luckier in love because women consider them to be more sensitive. Cats do not get ticks. Owning a cat can reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack by one third, and cats have 1,000 times more data storage than an iPad.
So be cool; adopt a cat today!