Moggy facts and quotes

Do you have a moggy? A cat by any other name is still a cat.

Oh moggies… Here are some definitions:

According to the Merriam-Webster, it is a British term meaning “cat”. It is believed that it comes probably from Mog, which is a nickname from the name Margaret.

Moggie (another version of the word, plural moggies) is also used to refer to a cat of mixed or unknown breeding. In other words, a moggy is a non-pedigreed cat. Moggie is used interchangeably with the term mongrel.

According to some experts, records show that this term (from Cogney slang) was first used to refer to a cat back in 1911. Before that, the term was used to refer to prostitutes. Regardless of what you call them, cats rule. Here are some fun facts about cats:

Moggy cat facts and trivia

--The Ragdoll is believed to be one the largest breed of cats. Other big cat breeds include the Maine Coon, the Norwegian Forest, and the Savannah cat.

--The smallest breeds of cats are the Singapura and the Persian Teacup.

--One of the oldest breed of cat is the Chartreux, which originated in France.

--A cat's brain is very similar to a human's brain.

--On average, cats live longer than dogs.

--The gestation period of cats is around two months.

--It is believed that Abraham Lincoln’s cat Tabby was the first cat to live in the White House.

--Jimmy Carter owned a Siamese cat.

--Most blue-eyed, pure white cats are deaf.

--Cats can sprint up to 30 miles per hour.

--Florence Nightingale owned more than sixty cats during her lifetime.

--Most cats don’t have eyelashes.

--The only continent without cats is Antarctica

--Cats were persecuted during the Middle Ages as they were considered evil creatures.

--The largest cat association is the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA).

Here are more cat facts.

Quotes about Moggies

--Most beds sleep up to six cats. Ten cats without the owner. - Stephen Baker

--A kitten is more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with. -- Lady Sydney Morgan

--Meow is like aloha - it can mean anything. - Hank Ketchum

--Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. - Jeff Valdez

--There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten. - Jules Champfleury

--There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat. - Tay Hohoff

--If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence. - Will Cuppy

--I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. - Hippolyte Taine

--A cat is an example of sophistication minus civilization. - Author Unknown

--A meow massages the heart. - Stuart McMillan

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