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Strange Information About Cats

STRANGE INFORMATION ABOUT CATS!


Best Climber:

In 1950, a four month kitten climbed 14,691 feet to the top of the Matterhorn in the Alps

Longest:

Verismo’s Leonetti Reserve Red (Leo) - a Maine Coon who weighs in at 35 pounds and measures 48 inches from nose to tail (Guinness World Records)

Shortest/smallest:

Tinker Toy - As of 1997, the smallest domestic cat ever; a male blue point Himalayan 2.75" tall, 7.5" long

Largest breed:

The largest cat breed is the Ragdoll. Males weigh 12 to 20 pounds, with females weighing 10 to 15 pounds.

Least fur breed:

The Sphynx cat came into existence in 1966. It is a hairless breed.

Unusual:

A cat named Five Toes, was born with two tongues.

Most mice killed:

As of 1997, Towser held the record for most mice/rats killed: 28,899. Towser worked for the Glenturret Distillery, and a statue was erected in the distillery grounds in her honor.

Longest fall:

Andy, companion of Florida Sen. Ken Myer; fell 16 stories (about 200 feet) and survived

Richest:

- Brownie and Hellcat became two of the richest cats in the world when owner Dr. William Grier left them $415,000 in the 1960's

- Ben Rea left his cat Blackie £15 million in his will.

Heaviest:

- Himmy, a neutered tabby living in Australia who weighed 46 lbs, 15.25 oz; died of heart failure

- Poppa - an 11-year-old tabby who wieghed 44.5 lbs.

- Tiger - a long-haired part-Persian weighing 43 lbs.

Mr Peebles is the world's smallest fully-grown cat, weighing in at just 3 lbs. (Guinness World Records)

First exhibitor:

Mrs. Poodles, the first Siamese exhibited at an English cat show (in 1871)

Most toes:

Jake, an Ontario, Canada cat with 28 toes, with 7 on each paw (Guinness World Records)

Longest whiskers:

- Mingo, a Maine coon in Turku Finland - with whiskers measuring 6.8 inches in July 2004. (Guinness World Records)

- Ellie, living in Woodland Hills, Californiaa brown/black Maine Coon, had the longest single whisker on a cat (measuring 6.5 inches) on Febraury 15, 2004. (Guinness World Records)

Most expensive wedding:

In September 1996, two rare “diamond-eyed” cats, Phet and Ploy, were married in matching pink outfits at a ceremony in Thailand's biggest discotheque. It cost Phet’s owner, Wichan Jaratarcha, 410,979 Thai Bhat ($16,241).

Most kittens in a litter:

Tarawood Antigone, a brown Burmese who holds the records for having 19 kittens in one litter on August 7th 1970 . Four were stillborn.

Most kittens in a lifetime:

Dusty, who delivered a total of 420 kittens in her life. She gave birth to her last litter on June 12th 1952.

Oldest mother:

Litty, in Staffordshire England, gave birth for the last time at age 30. In her life, she had 218 kittens.

Oldest cat living:

The oldest cat living is claimed to be Cream Puff who was born on August 3, 1967 (which made her 38 in 2005 if she was still alive).

Oldest cat:

- Puss, 36 years old; died on Nov. 29, 1939

- Ma, a tabby who was 35 when she was euthanized Nov. 5, 1957

- Grampa, 34 years old, a Rex Sphinx; died April 1998

Longest travel home:

Sugar's family, the Woods, left him behind when they moved; he left his new owners and found the Woods' new house 1,500 miles away

Most traveled cat:

Hamlet escaped from his cage on a flight from Toronto, Canada, and traveled 600,000 miles in seven weeks, until he was caught in February 1984.

Longest survivor:

On Dec. 9, 1999, 80 days after an earthquake struck Taiwan, killing an estimated 2,400 people, a cat was discovered alive in a collapsed building in Taichung. It was taken to veterinary hospital, where it made a full recovery.

Longest time separated from owner:

Ted, a gorgeous black cat who had an ID microchip implanted under his skin, was returned to his owner Chris Inglis 10 years after he jumped out a window and vanished.

Submitted by Helen J.
 






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