If you read this column regularly, you probably already know the answer to that question is no. Cats are definitely not evil, mean, or vindictive by nature. And yet this seems to be a recurring theme.
The word cat comes from the Old English word catt, which originates from the Late Latin word catus, meaning “domestic cat.” There is evidence to suggest that the Latin came from the Afro-Asiatic word kaddîska, which is said to mean “wild cat.” This might stand to reason, considering that the first cat to be …
What animals are considered pets? Dogs, cats, birds, and some other animals are kept as household pets.
Already in ancient Egypt the quintessential sound of a cat was “meow”, which meant “cat”. This sound can last between a fraction of a second and various seconds and cats produce it by opening their mouth and then gradually closing it again.
Muhammad ibn al Uthaymeen, a 20th-century Saudi Arabian Sunni imam, preached: If there are too many cats and they are a nuisance, and if the operation will not harm them, then there is nothing wrong with it, because this is better than killing them after they have been created.
Cats often get a bad rap for being slightly on the selfish side, but research now shows that it might not even be their fault. However, a recent study has revealed that this unsavory behavior might not be deliberate.
Three or more cats are a clowder. There are other names used for a group of cats, such as a clutter, a glaring, or a pounce.
Tomcat. A tomcat usually refers to a male cat. Once a father it is known as sire. Tom cat can also be in reference to Tom and Jerry - the long-serving British cartoon.