Monday, July 27, 2009


"... raindrops and roses,
and whiskers on kittens..."


A cat's sense of balance is in its whiskers.


There is no truth about this whatsoever.
Cats use their whiskers as "feelers" but not to maintain
their balance.


Darrel said...

This one is very informative! I know nothing about cat's whiskers!

Monch said...

My favorite things ang first line mo, from the Sound of Music. Alam ko ang lyrics 'nyan!

Is it true that cat lands on its four feet kapag bumagsak galing sa mataas. Is this a myth or a fact.

Bay Martin said...

@ Darrel,

Whiskers are the long, thick, flexible hairs on a cat's face. They are also known as tactile hairs. They are located in horizontal rows on the whisker pad, the puffy area between the top corners of the cat's mouth and the outer edges of its nose. Whiskers, like hair and nails, do fall out and are replaced. But whiskers are different from the cat's body hair.

Bay Martin said...

A Monch

While cats instinctively fall feet first and may survive falls from high places, they also may receive broken bones in the process. Some kind of screening on balconies and windows can help protect pets from disastrous falls.

Monch said...

Hello pussy cat wooh wooh wooh, hello pussy cat wooh wooh wohh!

Thanks sa added info about the cat!

Darrel said...

Thanks for the enlightening thoughts about the whiskers. I appreciate it.