Hello, furiends, and happy international cat day! Oh, you did not know about this day? Well, that is okay. Many humans who love felines do not know about today. I will tell you a little more about it.
International Cat Day was created in 2002 by the humans at the International Fund for Animal Welfare. This organization started their work in 1969, and they are working in 40 countries. They rescue individual animals, work to prevent animal cruelty, and advocate for the protection of wildlife and habitats.
To celebrate International Cat Day, I will tell you some things you may not know about your furry family members.
First, we felines have lived with you humans for about 9,500 years. Archaeologists found bones of a feline buried next to a human in Cyprus. When they did testing, they found out the bones were about 9,500 years old and the published their findings in the journal Science in 2004.
You probably know that we bengal cats are expensive, with the cost for a kitten running into thousands of dollars. But did you know that one human paid over $41,000 for a bengal cat like me? This happened in 1998. But do not worry, furiends. If you want a bengal cat in your home, and you must be ready for all of our antics, you can find one through a rescue. That is how the human found all of the bengal cats that have been in his life.
You also probably know that the average indoor feline lives for around 15 years. That is a long time, but one feline lived a lot longer. A feline in Austin, Texas lived to be 38. Her name was Creme Puff, and she lived from 1967 to 2005. Furiends, that means she lived from before humans walked on the moon all the way through the sequencing of the human genome.
Furiends, I hope I shared some interesting things you did not know about us felines on International Cat Day. Now go and give your feline lots of pets to help us celebrate! Actually, you should do that every day, so do something special for your four legged furiend.