Shout Out to My Shelter of the Month: Chicago Cat Rescue

Hello, Namaste,

Today, I am giving a shout out to the  Chicago Cat Rescue which is located in Chicago, Illinois.

This shelter is committed to helping homeless cats and kittens by recuing them and through finding foster homes (and ultimately forever homes) for the cats and kittens. In addition to saving the cats, the Chicago Cat Rescue provides education for the humans that love the cats. They are doing an amazing job!

I encourage my readers to help this shelter by fostering or adopting a cat.  If you are not in the vicinity of this shelter, please consider helping out by making a donation.

Check out their website through the link below.

http://www.chicagocatrescue.org/ Chicago Cat Rescue

P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for my blog!  Thanks, Archimedes the Cat

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Invitation: Send Photos of Your Cat(s)

Hello, Greetings, Namaste,

On Fridays, I celebrate Fridays with Friends.  On Fridays with Friends, I like to post pictures of other cats (and other animals if they are in the photo with a cat.)

Please send your pictures that include your cat(s) by the end of Thursday in order to have your pets’ pictures posted on Friday.  Don’t forget to include your pets’ names.

You should send your pictures to me at: archimedesthecatblog@yahoo.com.

Cheers,

Archimedes the Cat

Fridays With Friends: Invitation For Cats

Hello Everyone,

Starting today, I am initiating “Fridays With Friends.”

So, today, I am inviting you to send me photographs of your cats.   Please include the names of your cats.  If you have more than one cat, it is better if you send in separate photographs of each cat, to insure that they are properly matched with their names.

Send your photographs to me at: archimedesthecatblog@yahoo.com.

I can’t wait to hear from you and see your lovelies!

The Cat’s Ear

Cats have amazing hearing. The superpower aspect of their hearing lies in their ability to hear very high pitch sounds.  Cats can hear ultrasonic sounds, which are higher than the sounds that humans can hear.

One thing that helps cats with their hearing is the shape of their ears. Cats have outer ears, called the pinnae, that cats can rotate 180 degrees to face toward sounds.  Furthermore, cats can rotate the pinnae independently. These pinnae catch and amplify sounds.

There are four reasons that cats need their sharp hearing skills. First, cats’ natural prey have high pitched sounds.  Rodents such as mice generate sounds in the upper range. Second, the high pitch sound of kittens helps parent cats locate their offspring. Third, the cats’ hearing helps it hear and avoid their predators.  Lastly, cats use their great hearing to assist them in navigating their environment.

So, when you want to get your cat’s attention, remember that using a high-pitched voice will be more effective.

Check out my big bat ears in my kitten photo!

Advice From This Cat: First Love

With today being Valentine’s Day,  it reminds me of a recent conversation that I overheard. I was listening to a young lady who was discussing what she thought her “first love” might be like.  The message I’d like to pass on to her (and others):  “Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.”