Monday, May 3, 2010

Max on...Fur

Wow.... I just found out why we are so soft. It started with a book I'm reading for my next book review... the title is The Cat Who had 60 Whiskers. A cat having 60 whiskers started me wondering about how much fur we have.

Well kitty pals, I searched the web and the answer is that we have 60,000 hairs per square inch on our backs and double that on our fronts. My guess is that we have fewer hairs on our backs because people pet our backs most and we shed.

Anyway.... no wonder we can go outside in winter and not get cold, and no wonder we make such wonderful puddles of fur when we are shedding...

So there, now you have some great information to pass on during the next paw pawty.

Have a great day.

6 comments:

Mariodacat said...

Oh my Gosh - I never knew dat either. Dat's the 2nd thing I learned new today. Now I can go back to bed! he he (Grandma always said we must learn something new every day!)

Brian said...

WOW, you need to have The Great Whisker Count event!

Kea said...

60,000 hairs per square inch? Double on our fronts??? :-O

Wow!!!!

Sammy and Andy said...

MEOWZA!!!!!!!!!!! That's a lotta hairs!!!!!!!!

Jacqueline said...

Wow, that a lot of furs; we, we mean our Mommy, was clueless, thanks for the information!...Happy week Max...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Cathy Keisha said...

Maybe I can give my Pop some of my hair?? Most of my fur seems to collect on Ma's pillow. She has to use an pet hair eraser every morning.