Friday, August 29, 2014

Feline Friday - Adam!

Due to technical difficulties due to an operator error Feline Friday has become Feline Saturday or Sunday.  It works much better when I remember to hit the "Publish" button. :-)  Now here's Adam!

Adam is wonderfully handsome brown tabby with a unique marking on his face around his nose!  He is outgoing and likes being around people. He frequently comes out to greet visitors when they arrive.   He is also pretty laid back and gets along with the other cats in the shop.

He is about 4 years old, is healthy, and has been neutered and microchipped.   When he is adopted the new owners contact information will be registered with HomeAgain and his first year’s registration will be paid for by StreetCats. 

Adam was very cooperative while I took pictures of him.  This next one is my favorite.

I did a little research.  This is what I found out about how a cat's tongue functions while the cat is eating and drinking.  If you look at the picture closely you can see the details discussed in the quote below.

“Under a microscope a cat's tongue has papillae with tiny backward facing hooks that rasp like spines. Without these a cat would not be able to groom properly nor eat meat efficiently.”  Senior Cat Editor, Mike Laudner,  of the online magazine, The Pussington Post,

 He also goes on to explain how a cat drinks,  “Slow motion photography has revealed the remarkable way a cat drinks. The cat first simply touches its tongue against the surface of the water. The water sticks to the tongue by surface tension. The cat draws it into its mouth before gravity pulls it back down to the bowl. This action is quickly repeated to create what we recognise as lapping. Without very precise timing and a rough sticky tongue this would not work and the whiskers would get wet. It’s another reason to consider our cats the most extraordinary of creatures. “

I'll have to ask a scientist how the stream of water reforms itself even after being interrupted by the drinking cat's tongue.

Adam would be a great addition to anyone's home.  If you would like to meet him,  and our other cats,  please come by StreetCats anytime between 10:30 and 5:00 Tuesday through Saturday.  It's located at 6520 E. 60th St, in Tulsa,  or call our message line, 918-298-0104 with any questions that you may have about adoptions from StreeetCats.

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