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The American Bobtail and Fun Cat Facts

The American Bobtail's Evolution

The American Bobtail evolution was jump-started in the 1960s. It produced a breed of cat with a furrier, shorter tail. This cat's wild appearance and broad ranges in eye and fur color made them popular with cat lovers around the world.

The American Bobtail is a crossbreed of the Tabby & the Bobcat. It is the result of genetic mutation and engineering. The crossbreeding of the two cats produced unique features such as a more shaggy, and bobbed tail. An American Bobtail has features that resemble the traditional Japanese Bobtails and Manx type of cats. Although similar, the American bobtail is completely different from these cats. The main difference between the two is that the American Bobtail has a tail that is hairier and half the size of the Japanese Bobtail.

Cats are beautiful animals and should alway be treated with love and respect.

Mackerel Tabby Cat

Mackerel Tabby Cat

Special Features of the American Bobtail

The American Bobtail has a small hairy tail and a wide rectangular shape chest. They also have a gently curved nose, to brow. One of their most beautiful features are their eyes, they are as big as almonds.

Bobtails Are Big Cats

The average weight of the American Bobtail is around 7 to 12 lbs, but they have been knowing to get up to 16lbs. That's one big kitty.

Bobtail Kittens start out small, and get really big.

Mackerel Tabby Cat

Mackerel Tabby Cat

Bobtails can be amazing pets!

The American Bobtail makes a great companion for people of all ages. The look and appearance of the Bobtail may be a bit wild but, behavior, and temperament, is not. They are trainable, home-friendly, and quick learners. They can be taught tricks, and are usually able to learn their names quickly. Having an American Bobtail cat in your home can enhance your family life. They are a joy to have and they are very friendly with kids. The cat is said to expressed dogs like loyalty, and friendliness with home members. These cats will let you know they are happy by making chirping and purring sounds.

Love Your Pets

Tuxedo Cat

Tuxedo Cat

A growing alienation among several breeds has led the Board to look into a solution.

In 2007 there had been a bit of controversy over cat breeds. A resolution regarding what the "Definition of a Breed" was desperately needed. The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) board met to discuss and resolve the issue.

The CFA had given The Breed Councils three opportunities for input as to what they feel the issues surrounding cat breeds were. For the most part, their response was that they wanted support for the individual cat breeds, to be unique to their own classification. For the most part, this has been an unwritten foundation within the CFA.

The Breed Definition Report

In Albuquerque, NM a board meeting took place favorably endorsing a new policy that protects the integrity of your breeds’ identities.

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Cute cat pictures.

Tuxedo Cat

Tuxedo Cat

Taking Pictures of Bobtail Kittens

Pictures of Bobtail kittens are one of those things that are hard to resist. The cute factor is just too high not to take a picture. Photographing your kitten is a great way to see the actual growth of the animal. Kittens turn into cats fairly quickly so those first few weeks are the time to keep a camera handy. With this in mind, there are a few tips to consider when you take some of your first pictures.

It's always a good idea to have an item in the frame to show the size and scale of your kitten. Surrounding your kitten with say; yarn balls will help give the photo depth and scale. While photographing the cat against a blank will offer 0 points of reference as of how big the cat actually is.

Photograph cats when they are playing or stretching.

Mackerel Tabby Cat

Mackerel Tabby Cat

Cats can bring you many year of joy.

Tuxedo Cat

Tuxedo Cat

Be Ready, Be Alert, Snap Your Picture!

As much as a photographer would like to be able to plan a funny picture it will rarely occur. Cats are just too unpredictable. When something does happen with a cat, it often happens fast. In some respects, a photographer looking for a funny picture from a cat will need to be like a Wild West gunfighter. They need to have the camera on the hip and at the ready to "click".

Generally, a person can use their instinct to feel when the cat is about to get into trouble. It is just one of those things. Funny cat pictures stem from the photographer knowing when the cat just cannot resist doing something foolish or mischievous. Then taking the photo when it happens.

Be ready

Some cats like to push their limits while some are innocent bystanders. Whichever cat is around the house they are sure to get themselves into situations at one time or another. Funny cat pictures happen at the most unexpected times so have the camera ready to "click".

Meow, meow, meow.

Tuxedo Cat

Tuxedo Cat

More Than Meets The Eye

Did you know there is more to cats than meets the eye? There are so many interesting things that most of us don't even know about cats. Yeah, sure we have all heard about how cats have "nine lives" or how they always land on their feet. Though, these interesting facts aren't just all myths. Which is why they are called facts. These facts are all about domestic cats and do not apply to wild cats or other families of the cat, such as a tiger or jaguar.

Cats Are Truly Amazing! Below are 14 Fun Cat Facts:

Black Cat

Black Cat

Please be good to your cats. They love you.

Mackerel Tabby Cat

Mackerel Tabby Cat

Knowing the cat facts

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. How many chromosomes do cats have?
    • 20
    • 20,000
    • 38
    • 38,000
  2. What culture held the cat sacred?
    • Indian
    • Egyptian
    • Romans
  3. How many times in a minute will a cats heart beat?
    • 120 to 140
    • 210 to 410
    • 124 to 214
    • 144 to 244
  4. How many fingers do cats have?
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 20
  5. Cats love to eat what?
    • Birds
    • Plants
    • Fruits
  6. How many cats live in the USA?
    • About 100,000
    • Around 6000
    • About 60,000,000
  7. How many year have cat lived with humans?
    • Around 8000 years
    • About 800 years
    • Close to 800,000 years

Answer Key

  1. 38
  2. Egyptian
  3. 120 to 140
  4. 6
  5. Birds
  6. About 60,000,000
  7. Around 8000 years

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 2 correct answers: Woof, woof?

If you got between 3 and 4 correct answers: Hiss, hiss, hiss...

If you got 5 correct answers: Meow, meow.

If you got 6 correct answers: Purr, meow.

If you got 7 correct answers: Purr, purr, purr purr, purr, purr purr, purr, purr.

What did you lean?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Jason Nicolosi

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