Cats have better memories than dogs. Tests
conducted by Univ. of Michigan concluded
that a dogs memory lasts no more than 5
minutes while a cat's can last as long as 16
hours-exceeding even that of monkeys and
Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible.
Calico cats are nearly always female.
Walt Disney's family dog was named Lady.
She was a poodle.
Cats average 16 hours of sleep a day, more
than any other mammal.
The Canary Islands were not named for a bird
called a canary. They were named after a
breed of large dogs. The Latin name was
Canariae insulae - "Island of Dogs."
All cats are born with blue eyes.
Dogs in monuments: The dog is placed at the
feet of women in monuments to signify
affection and fidelity, as a lion is placed
at the feet of men to signify courage and
President Lincoln loved cats. He
had 4 cats while he lived in the
French poodlesdid not originate in France.
Poodles were originally used as hunting dogs
in Europe. The dogs' thick coats were a
hindrance in water and thick brush, so
hunters sheared the hindquarters, with cuffs
left around the ankles and hips to protect
against rheumatism. Each hunter marked his
dogs' heads with ribbon of his own color,
allowing groups of hunters to tell their
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