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One of the more recently domesticated animals, cats have nevertheless kneaded and pawed their way into our hearts as loving and beloved pets. Where animals like dogs are thousands of years removed from their wild ancestors, cats have retained many of the physical and social resemblences to their wild counterparts, still proving to be keen hunters as well as loyal friends. Although cat breeds share more of a resemblence with one another than dog breeds, there are still dozens of different breeds available for pet owners to choose from -- from longhair, to shorthair, to no hair at all, each with their own unique personalities and characteristics.

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Did you know you your cat can smile? A cat that is happy and content will squint its eyes and blink them slowly, equivalent to a human smile. Next time you see a cat, try doing the same, and watch the cat "smile" right back!


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