Smile for the Day

Smile for the Day


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Saturday, March 26

The Hair on Kitty's Chinny-chin-chin...well, sort of

Cats WhiskersImage via Wikipedia Kitty whiskers are for more than tickling their human caretaker! Whiskers are a functional and important part of cat anatomy. They are part of a sensory system made up of nerve endings allowing them to feel the lightest touch, including the most gentle of breezes. Whiskers let cats move around in areas where they may not able to see clearly. Cats who are blind or their vision is deteriorating will rely even more on their whiskers--cats born blind will often have longer whiskers to help them move around. At times, you can also tell the mood of your cat from their whiskers. When calm, whiskers will be pushed forward. But if stressed, whiskers will be pulled closer to their cute little kitty face. You should NEVER trim whiskers--there's no need to, and it will bother kitty--they can feel it. Whiskers serve a useful function--but it's perfectly okay to just enjoy the added expression that whiskers lend to Fluffy's face.