Playful, brave, loving, and incorrigible! NATURE ponders those EXTRAORDINARY CATS.
Cats command our attention and our devotion. These fascinating creatures have been perplexing people for thousands of years. Are they wild or tame? Aloof or emotional? Funny or indignant? Angelic or mischievous? Needy or independent? The answer is all of the above. And that’s why we adore them.
In fact, they outnumber dogs as pets 66 million to 55 in the U.S. After all, they’re more independent, and, perhaps even more significantly, cats provide us with a close connection to something wild.
Indeed, no matter how well a cat is fed, stroked, brushed, and otherwise fussed over, they are hunters at heart.
EXTRAORDINARY CATS profiles fascinating felines — from Sooty, a cat who found his way over 100 miles back home, to Scarlett, who risked her life to save her kittens from a burning building.
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Online content for EXTRAORDINARY CATS was originally posted February 1999.