Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Random Cat Fact #2

Okay, so we all know cats are fast. Really, really fast. Have you ever seen a cat run from a hungry Rottweiler? We can be pretty fast when we want to be. But really, what is the fastest cat? Well, that would be the Egyptian Mau, one of the oldest breeds of cats! The Egyptian Mau (which means "cat" in Egyptian) can reach up to speeds of 30 miles per hour! Now that cat has some scary neighbor dogs! Why is this? Probably because of their long legs, and a unique flap of skin extending from the flank to the back knee, which allows for great agility and large steps. Run, kitty, run!


  1. Interesting...We sound like horses running up and down our stairs sometimes...and occasionally we are like a blur, running through the room=it's amazing how fast cats can run, even in the house!!...BTW, we are posting the Sunshine Award today with a link to your blog; the award is lovely, thank you again...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  2. We saw that on Animal Planet - we never understood why a flap would make them faster -we thought a flap would do the opposite because of wind resistance. We think it is such cool info though!