My Cat Eats Spiders

In the chill of night, At the scene of a crime, Like a streak of light, He arrives just in time…. SpiderCat

Cort loves spiders. He doesn’t play with them, he just stops them and eats them. If he sees a beetle, roach, ant, cricket, etc. he’ll play with them until he kills them or they get away, but he does not eat them. I decided to check out this behavior. Spiders are the most common of all the bugs, I have no shortage of them in my house. Most of Cort’s prey is probably the common house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum). Their common predator is birds, cats, dogs, and wasps. They eat mosquitoes, flies, and ants and live about one year.

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Tabby

Merriam-Webster – a domestic cat with a striped and mottled coat

Tabby is a type of coat, not the breed of the cat. The English term tabby originally referred to “striped silk taffeta,” from the French word tabis, meaning “a rich watered silk.” Mackerel, classic, ticked and spotted are the four distinct patterns. This one, would be considered, the most popular, Mackerel.

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Mars, Inc.

Mars, Incorporated is the manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services. It is owned by the Mars family, one of the richest in the world. Franklin Clarence Mars started the Mars Candy Factory in 1911.

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Advent Calendar

I was in Aldi the other day and I bought my cat, Cort, an Advent calendar with cat treats. I asked my friend Kelly how an Advent calendar worked and she said I was supposed to give him a treat from behind each number for that day in December. Cort suggested that we rip them all open now. I decided to do a little research.

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Sudden Cat Acceleration

This is the scientific term that, my friend, Katie’s father has observed in cats. He is a retired nuclear physicist who worked for EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) conducting testing at their nuclear plants. He has determined that this phenomenon occurs in most (if not all) cats. My cat, Cort, proves this theory over and over.

Acceleration is a vector quantity that is defined as the rate at which an object changes its velocity. An object is accelerating if it is changing its velocity.

Physics Definition
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