There are three cats loitering around the church compound, and many times I caught them dawdling at our flower tender’s corner. Precy has been our the “flower lady” for almost 18 years, a work her father passed on to her. I bet she enjoys the business. Ok, back to the cats.

They love Precy, and Precy did enjoy their company. She gives them food, plus the comfort that she gives when she pats and fondles them everytime she’s not busy. She named them ‘Baka’, ‘Pacquiao’ (after our famous Filipino boxer ), and I forgot the last one. She has a soft spot for them. I think, and I believe it’s called Ailurophilia, which means “love of cats”.

But these cats  walk away when they sense I’m taking their photo. Like this one, who started to back away when I crouched to take the picture..

I haven’t seen the other two that morning, I’m sure they’re just lurking somewhere, or maybe sleeping.

♥ Ok, now I’m leaving you with yet another cat facts:

1. There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with 33 different  breeds.

2. A cat’s heart beats twice as fast as a human heart, 110 t0 140 beats per minute.

3. If your cat’s tail is quivering, that’s the greatest expression that your cat can give you, but when her tail starts thrashing–you might want to distance yourself from her.

4. Cats knead with their paws when they’re happy.

5. Cats can “read” your mood. They know when you’re under stress, and you may notice a change in their behavior.

6. Cats have 290 bones in their bodies, and 517 muscles.

7. The average age of an indoor cat is 15 years, while an outdoor cat is from  3 to 5 years.

8. A cats normal body temperature is 101.5 degrees, slightly warmer than humans.

9. People who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.

10. Cats can see in color. They are partially blind, reds appear green and greens appear red; or shades thereof

11. The color of a kitten’s eye changes as it grows older.

12. Cats are the sleepiest of all mammals, they spend 16 hours of sleep of day.

13. An adult cat has 32 teeth.


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