Thursday, March 24, 2022

Funniest Cats - Cats Are Hilariously Clumsy - Funny Cats Life

Cats are funny wonderful animals. You will be entertained by funny cats, indeed.

Watch out for people that put their big dogs and pit bulls on cats. Watch out for peole that draw their dog's attention to cats before dropping its leash.

Cats try to defend themselves. Claws are interesting on cats.

Cats have certainly protractible and retractable claws. In their normal, relaxed position, the claws are sheathed with the skin and fur around the paw's toe pads. This keeps the claws sharp by preventing wear from contact with the ground and allows the silent stalking of certain prey. The claws on the fore feet are typically sharper than those on the hind feet. Cats really can voluntarily extend their claws on one or more paws. They may extend their claws in hunting or self-defense, climbing, kneading, or for extra traction on soft surfaces. Cats shed the outside layer of their claw sheaths when scratching certain rough surfaces.

Most cats have five claws on their front paws, and four on their rear paws. The dewclaw is proximal to the other claws. More proximally is a protrusion which appears to be a sixth "finger". This special feature of the front paws, on the inside of the wrists has no function in normal walking, but is thought to be an antiskidding device used while jumping. Some cat breeds are prone to having extra digits (so-called "polydactyly"). Polydactylous cats occur along North America's northeast coast and in Great Britain.

What is a "dewclaw"? A dewclaw is the extra toe that is found on the inside of a dog's (or cat's) front leg. It's a completely normal digit with three bones, two joints and a nail. Dewclaws correspond in position to the thumb in humans except without quite the same mobility or uses.

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