When your cat climbs on your lap , running out for themselves legs and starts to purr , then all is well in this world. One of the reasons why we love our cats – is a sense of satisfaction that they share with us . When the cat becomes soft purring lump cozy warm fur, we feel more relaxed and peaceful. We can not even hear the purring – a soft vibrating sound – but we can always feel it . But why do cats purr ? And what makes this a distinctive sound ?
According to veterinarian Bruce Fogle , author of the book “Mind cat ” purring original function – to enable kittens tell my mother that they were all right. Kitten is able to purr from the second day of his life . He can not meow during suckling milk , but can purr , which is for them during this period the main method of communication. Often cat purrs in response kitten , perhaps to cheer him up .
Interesting article : Why do cats purr ?
There are many theories that explain how it arises purr . As a result, in one study , it was determined that it includes activation laryngeal nerves . Nerve impulses cause the vibration of the vocal cords while the diaphragm serves as a piston pump, the air is pushed through these cords vibrating , and thus there is a musical purr. Veterinarian Niels Pederson argues that purring is initiated from the central nervous system and is an arbitrary act . In other words , cats purr when want it.
Purring cat is an integral part of the communication system and occurs for many reasons . It refers to a group of poorly defined ” babbling ” vocalizations , which includes the sounds produced by a cat with your mouth closed . All domestic cats , as well as some wild , such as pumas and mountain lions – all big cats, which can roar – are able to purr .
As they get older cat purring value changes. Some cats purr to show their satisfaction and enjoyment , but also purr and those cats that terribly frightened or very sick , and cats during the birth of kittens. Often cats purr when death approaches . This final purring may indicate a feeling of excitement or possibly euphoria – conditions that have been described in terminally ill people.
Scientists studying animal behavior argue that those cats that purr in a stressful situation , so calm and encourage yourself , as well as many people sing or hum a song when the waves . Frightened cat can purr to show their obedience and aggressive intentions . Wild cat may purr to show that he can attack and other cats worth it beware. Adult cats can purr while playing or proximity to other cats , signaling that they want to peacefully set and come closer.
One of the modern theories explaining purring, says that it is based on the release of the brain morphine natural substances ( endorphins ) . And as endorphins are released during the experience of pain and pleasure , this explains quite ambivalent manifestation purr . This theory agreed with the statement Pederson , that purring is initiated by the brain , and is also compatible with a mechanistic explanation as endorphins activate one of the main propulsion systems of the brain (and thus , the idea is translated into movement) .
Whatever the explanation purr , it is obvious that it is a cat and satisfaction associated with improvement in his condition during stress.
Arabian Mau – breed recognized only at the time, these cats never get the title, more of what they can expect to qualify it with the systematization. The issue is on the Persian Gulf, the Middle East, is aboriginal. However, in 2008, all the same breed standard was adopted.
It is a large cat, with a very muscular body and a small body structure. His legs Arabian Mau high and long, with round legs close to the oval. The tail of these cats is narrowed to the tip, the length of it is not big and not small, rather average. Large and like being on the side of the ears on a round tower head. Round it just seems all the same length than width. Profile of cat breeds Arabian Mau as if bent, chin stands out, as well as the whisker pads. Eyes oval, color corresponds to the color. Tight-fitting coat, especially in adults, should not be too silky undercoat is not the breed, so that the skins can be hard to grasp, silky texture is only possible in young cats.
Color in the Arabian Mau is diverse, it can be pure white without giving yellowing, apparently creating an image of the purest white, may be completely black, with no stains, resembling rust by playing this color skin looks clean and silky, can be black and white , with distinct spots, whether white or black coat certainly resembles silk, certainly as a native breed is most often brown, with quite a typical representation of a pattern for Asia, cats can also be gray tabby with a clear pattern.
Akita Inu originated in Japan. Has not changed over the centuries, this breed is considered a national treasure of Japan. They are highly valued, honored, belonged only to the nobility and aristocracy. They have been used in various capacities as the guards of the empire, bear hunters and wild boar and rescuers. They are the largest of the Spitz. Today, the Akita Inu is a loyal companion and guard dog. In Japan, the presence of an Akita Inu is considered a symbol of happiness and good health. At Akita double layer waterproof coat. The outer layer of hard, straight, and is spaced slightly away from the body. Under the guard hairs dense, soft, located close to the body undercoat. Hair on the head, legs and ears short, and the tail is long and bushy. Typically, molting twice a year.
Japan – the birthplace of many unusual breeds of dogs. Ainu of Hokkaido or a dog – one of them. The breed was bred indigenous people of Hokkaido Ainu uschu in 1000 BC Dog combines opposite qualities at first glance: the ferocity and tenderness, intelligence and aggressiveness, endurance and sensitivity. Strong features of this breed due to the fact that the Ainu deduced specifically for hunting large prey animals in the mountains. Aina initiated the emergence of some other Japanese breeds, inherited from her best qualities. The courage, the strength, the ability to be guided well in all weather conditions, alertness, confidence in their own abilities – these are the undeniable advantages that draw attention to the Ainu dog lovers. But does not that have to be man’s best friend? The Ainu are very fond of their owners, are friendly to them, easy to train, but at the same time, it needs a strict upbringing – the strong character of the dog must be kept under control.
One of the most amiable hounds, the Beagle was bred as a pack hunter and needs companionship, whether human or canine. He loves to explore the outdoors and is an enthusiastic trailer. Given adequate exercise, he is a calm, tractable house pet. He is an excellent child’s dog, gentle, incredibly tolerant and always ready to join in a game or an adventure. He is an independent breed, however, and may run off if a trail beckons. He barks and howls.
The Beagle needs daily exercise, either a long walk on leash or a romp in a safe area. He is a social dog and needs the companionship of either other dogs or his human family; as such, he is usually happiest if he can divide his time between the house and yard.
The personality of the Oriental is as distinctive as the multicolored exterior. They are natural entertainers, full of enthusiasm, energy, and the belief that the world should revolve around them. Haughty and royal one minute, they are animated and inquisitive the next. They are highly curious, and will go to great lengths to be involved in your activities.
Orientals’ feelings are easily hurt if you ignore them but, given their full share of affection, Oriental Shorthairs will repay you with a lifetime of love, affection, and intelligent conversation. They usually bond with one person and become extremely devoted and dependent upon their chosen human. Expect them to be at your side, in your lap, and at the door to interrogate you about where you’ve been.
The breed?’s vocal tone is generally softer and milder than that of the Siamese, but the range, frequency, and inflection vary from cat to cat. Like their Siamese relatives, they are never at a loss for words on any subject.
The body type of the Oriental is virtually the same as the Siamese’s. What sets the breed apart is the wide variety of colors and patterns. Unlike the Siamese that comes in only four colors and one pattern (although that varies depending upon the cat registry), the Oriental is available in over 300 color and pattern combinations. Some colors are more common than others; solid ebony is the most common. Pure white, chestnut, blue, and ebony tabby are also popular. However, Oriental breeders are working with just about every possible color and pattern.
The Oriental is in general a healthy breed but can suffer from the same defects as the Siamese, since they are closely related. Protrusion of the cranial sternum is a common, though not serious, defect seen in some Siamese and related breeds. Endocardial fibroelastosis is a more serious anomaly that can be found in some Siamese lines.
If you want your cats bouncing around like hyperactive popcorn, don’t buy a Persian. Persians are perfect companions, if you like placid, sweet-tempered cats. Don’t count on using your Persian pal as a furry doorstop, however. They love to play between periods of regal lounging on your favorite davenport. Proponents say that Persians do not deserve their ‘furniture with fur’ reputation, they are intelligent, just not as inquisitive as some breeds, and not as active.
Persians are devoted to their humans, but can be selective in conferring that honor. You must earn their trust and love. They crave affection and love to be petted and fussed over, but won’t harass you for attention the way some breeds will. They will, however, let their feelings be known if they are not getting the requisite amount of attention.
Owning a Persian requires a significant time commitment. That beautiful coat requires daily grooming to keep it in good condition and free of mats. Because of the long coat and docile temperament, Persians should be considered indoor-only pets. Many Persian fanciers keep at least part of the coat clipped, particularly the hindquarters and around the anus to avoid the accumulation of feces. This should be done, though, only if the cat will not be shown soon.
Over the years, the show trend has been toward a flatter, more extreme facial type for the Persian. This troubles some fanciers, who feel the extreme face can be harmful to the breed. Reported problems include upper respiratory problems, ‘weepy’ eyes, malocclusions, and birthing difficulties. The Peke-face red Persian, named after the Pekingese dog, has an even more extreme facial arrangement. For those who like a less extreme facial arrangement, the Traditional Cat Association (TCA) recognizes and promotes the Traditional Persian, also called the Doll Face Persian. This type possesses a less extreme look and emphasizes the sweet expression.
Persians come in many colors and patterns. The various colors, along with the breed itself, have a long history of selective breeding. Breeders have worked long and hard to perfect each, and each breeder usually specializes in a few favorites. Within the divisions are a multitude of colors and patterns, adding up to more than 80 varieties. The body and face type does differ slightly from one color to the next, and therefore judges are given some leeway in judging. The overall balance is more important than individual traits.
Some cats seem to think that a purr or a friendly rub speaks louder than words. Siamese are not of this school of thought and are known for their talent for communicating their ideas and desires clearly to their chosen humans. If you can’t be drawn into dialogue, they’re happy to keep up a running monologue for your enlightenment. No meaningless meows, these, but real attempts at communication, according to Siamese fans. To some cat lovers, who prefer their felines to be seen and not heard, the Siamese rasp (some would say yowl) can be a bit annoying. But Siamese worshipers wouldn’t have it any other way.
Determinedly social and very dependent upon their humans, Siamese crave active involvement in your life. Like Mary’s little lamb, they want to follow wherever you may go. Siamese can be unpredictable in their behavior and can appear aloof and disinterested, but it’s all an act. Siamese need to be treated with respect and patience and require lots of affection if they are to develop a close, caring relationship with their human companions. Siamese will pine if left too often alone.
Siamese come in four or more colors, depending upon the cat association to which you belong. The CFA recognizes four Siamese colors: seal, chocolate, blue, and lilac point (called frost in some associations). Solid blues and browns were well documented in the Cat-Book Poems, so it’s not surprising that Siamese cats possessing the recessive gene for the dilute factor, which changes seal to blue and chocolate to lilac, were appearing in Siamese lines early on. Siamese in red (also called flame) or cream point, tortie point (mottled mixtures of black and red or their dilute colors on the point areas, also called tortoiseshell), or lynx point (stripes of color on the point areas) are called Colorpoint Shorthair in the CFA, although most of the other cat associations consider these color variations of the Siamese. The red and cream colors were produced by foundation crossings between Siamese, Abyssinians, and red Domestic Shorthairs.
The Himalayan pattern, as the point-restricted style is called, is named after the rabbit that exhibits the same coat pattern. The color is restricted to the face mask, ears, legs, and tail, while the body remains a lighter color. The concentration of color is kept to the point areas by a temperature-controlled enzyme that creates greater depth of color at the parts of the body farthest away from the cardiovascular system. The cooler the environment, the darker the color becomes. Siamese kittens are born white, because of the warmth of their mother?s body, and develop their point color as they grow.
The American Eskimo is bright, eager to please, lively and fun-loving, in short, an enjoyable and generally obedient companion. True to the Spitz heritage, he is independent and tenacious and loves to run, especially in cold weather. But he is among the most biddable of Spitz breeds, and is calm and well-mannered inside. He is good with children, other dogs, and pets and is generally outgoing to everyone.
The Eskie is energetic and needs a good workout every day. The extent of the workout depends on the size of the dog, with the larger Eskies needing a good jog or long walk and the smaller ones needing only a vigorous game in the yard or short walk. This breed is so attuned to his family that does better indoors. The double coat needs brushing and combing twice weekly, more often when shedding.
The Alaskan malamute is powerful, independent, strong-willed and fun-loving. She loves to run and roam. She is family-oriented, and as long as she is given daily exercise, she is well-mannered in the home. Without proper exercise, she can become frustrated and destructive. She is friendly and sociable toward people. Some can be domineering and some may dig and howl.
The Alaskan malamute loves cold weather. She can run for miles and needs to have adequate exercise every day, either in the form of a long walk on leash or the opportunity to run or mush. She does better inside during warm weather. Her coat needs brushing once or twice a week, more often when shedding.