This was a very fun and challenging story, as I didn’t realize until this morning that some of the cats have 2 names and that there were actually 6 of them, not 5, my first attempt at counting them.  WOW!  I mean, even as I read this, my allergies are kicking up something fierce!
Adam, a T1 and a very kind, funny guy, and his wife (with 2 mostly grown kids) live with this menagerie of colors, ages and personalities.  What’s in common?  They are all males (ooooh, lots of male energy) and they all mostly get along. 
Let me tell you who’s who (fingers crossed that I get this right).  I’ve highlighted the significant and identifying features, which might help you!
  • Cinnamon (Cinna, Moomoo) is orange, 8 years old, an alpha cat and Adam’s daughter’s favorite
  • Scrappy is orange and Meredith’s favorite
  • Oliver is orange (you’ll see the video below of Oliver purring)
  • Sneakers (Binky) is black and white (tuxedo)
  • Oreo is also black and white, an alpha cat and the oldest at 12 years.  He’s Adam’s favorite (is actually Adam’s son’s cat but came back home)
  • Obi is grey and was the runt of the litter.  He’s shy and a “scaredy cat.”





In case your mobile device doesn’t show this precious video:  Oliver purring IMG_0912

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A group of cats is called a clowder. It can also be called a glaring, particularly if the cats are uncertain of each other. A litter of kittens can also be called a kindle.
Cats have been domesticated since prehistoric times, perhaps for 10,000 years; there is evidence (from a Neolithic grave on Cyprus) of some sort of association with humans dating back to the 8th century BCE. The ancient Egyptian domestic cat, which spread to Europe in historic times, was used as a retriever in hunting as well as for catching rats and mice. It and the modern domestic cat, Felis catus, are descended from Felis silvestris lybica, the Near Eastern subspecies of the wildcat. The domestic cat can and does interbreed with the subspecies of wildcat found in Eurasia and Africa.

Do cats purr when humans aren't around?Purring is a pretty common sound that cats make, especially if they are totally relaxed or feeling affectionate.  The general consensus is that cats purr when they are content, but they also purr to communicate a lot of different emotions like urgency or apprehension.

The kind of purr frequency depends on what kind of cat, but domestic cats purr at a frequency of 18 to 20 Hz. These vibrations have been studied and are believed to have healing properties, which may be why cats purr in the first place.

Read more about all the benefits of purring:  health Letting Your Cat Purr On Your Body Can Have A Huge Impact On Your Health

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