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The soaring popularity of cats

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Cats have an unbelievably strong presence on the worldwide web. Cats have immense appeal and their popularity seems to grow on a daily basis.

Still there are those who have negative and incorrect beliefs about felines. Why, probably because they simply believe misconceptions that have been accepted for years...

One typecast untruth about cats is that they are aloof, preferring solitude over interaction. Just look at cats in the wild. A cat's social unit is called a colony with a queen and her kittens. These colonies often overlap with one another, particularly when cats have relatives in fellow colonies. Within linked colonies, social interactions thrive. Queens share responsibility for raising the young, spreading the chores such as grooming, guarding, nesting, and yes, even nursing. Nevertheless, male cats experience less social interaction, often parting from the colony before maturity to settle into a more independent life.

Cats aren't innately antisocial, just removed from their standard patterns of interacting with others. Instead of looking at cats through a limited human lens of what social means, it's worth learning the only one of its kind ways that cats show affection. For instance, if your cat rubs up against your leg, he/she’s telling you you're an accepted part of the colony.

Some cat behaviorists see similar benefits for felines as they do for dogs. Though cats have more and more lived their lives indoors, you can still let them explore outside by taking them out on a leash. This is a great way to help them get in touch with their instincts, while still keeping them safe from the threats of experiencing nature’s sometimes heartless ways on their own. It's also a wonderful way to further strengthen the bond with your cat.

More and more men are beginning to appreciate cats and even prefer them to dogs. In big cities where people live the apartment life, more and more people are discovering that a cat can often be a magnificent match for smaller dwellings.

An increasingly common trend also reveals that due to cats' playful nature and surprisingly easy trainability make a grand addition to families and households of all sizes.

When we take the time to learn more about cats, we'll be even better at giving them the kind of care they need, and our bond with them will grow much deeper. Cats are God’s special creation.

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