“Woah…” Snow had never been outside the small world of The Claw before. That was what she and Jellybean had been calling the animal shelter they’d escaped from last night. Sure, there were windows in The Claw, but they weren’t always open, and it was hard getting up there! The beautiful sunrise slowly faded into the clear blue sky. Snow heard Jellybean’s belly rumble. “What will we eat?” Jellybean asked. “We’ll…catch something.” Jellybean snorted. No one visiting The Claw had ever played with them. At least, not when they were adults. They all just wanted to look at the annoying younglings, only paying attention to the adults when they were willing to be picked up. “Snow…are you sure this was the right decision? Escaping from The Claw, I mean?” Jellybean asked Snow worriedly. Since Snow had been born just a few minutes before the jumpy calico, she was technically Jellybean’s “big sister”. To Jellybean, Snow was her best friend and hero. Most siblings didn’t stay close when they grew up. But Jellybean followed Snow everywhere, looking up to Snow.
Suddenly something rustled in the bush only a few feet away from them. “Get down!” Snow hissed. Jellybean did as told, her eyes darting around her surroundings. An enormous rat came scurrying out of the greenery. The rodent’s fat body suggested it wasn’t very bright. Snow waited until the rat was a few millimeters away. Wait…wait…almost there… Snow lashed out and flipped the rat onto into it’s back. She quickly bit its neck, trying not to flinch as the rat jerked suddenly. But when Snow stepped back to look at her kill, the rat’s eyes were staring blankly at the sky.
“Woah! You made your first kill!” Jellybean exclaimed. Snow stepped aside. “Eat. There’s enough for both of us.” Soon both cats were comfortably full, and Snow began to feel drowsy. “Sleep, sister. I’m not as tired as you.” That was all Snow heard before she closed her eyes, and fell into quiet darkness.
“Snow! WAKE UP!!” Jellybean’s terrified shriek confused Snow. What was there to fear in The Claw? But then Snow remembered. They weren’t in The Claw. All kinds of dangers lurked nearby. Snow groggily raised her head. “Wha-” The words stuck in her throat. Five huge cats loomed over Jellybean and Snow. “You’re under arrest.” The front cat announced. “You’ve trespassed over our territory. Now, we must bring you to The Feline Universe.”
Our imagination is one very powerful tool. Whether it’s used to create a new and creative invention, or to write a bestseller story, we all have to admit our lives would be much more boring if we didn’t have an imagination.
So what is this section about? Ever since I heard about what I like to call “The Black Cat Massacre”, I’ve been determined to help other people see felines in a positive light. But I didn’t know how to accomplish my new goal. Now I do. When I write fiction stories about felines, I try to make my stories funny and exciting. I found it helped distract people who dislike cats and help them be more willing to have a good laugh. So yeah, I hope you enjoy!
Cats are such interesting creatures that if I were to write about them, you’d probably age fifty years. That’s why today I’m going to write about something else. YOUR cat. I don’t even know if you have a cat, but if you do, I’m going to teach you something really helpful!
Your Cat’s Favorites
In order to learn what your cat’s favorites are, you’ll have to feed your cat, play with your cat, or even just hang out with your cat. When feeding your cat, look closely on what flavor or type of food your cat eats the most of. Maybe your cat likes “Fancy Feast”. Maybe your cat loves to eat everything! This is helpful because if you want your cat to eat more of their food, then just feed them their favorite. It also helps when you’re trying to give medicine to a cat. Me and my mom sometimes feed my cats their favorite food as an reward for doing something really good, like going to the vet.
Now, next is your cat’s favorite toys. This can help when you’re trying to lure your cat into doing something, like going to the vet. This also makes your cat more willing to exercise and play with you. In order to find out what your cat’s favorites toy is, just play with your cat and see what toy your cat is more “enthusiastic” with. My cats love springs, and they’re also up for a good game of “Find the Lil’ Bee!”
Last but not least, your cat’s favorite petting spots. This is very easy. Just see where your cat purrs louder or encourages you to keep being her slave. This just helps your cat calm down when going to the vet or somewhere else. It’s also a good stress reliever for you!
Now, I know you might not want to do all this, but it can be really helpful. Learning all of this can help you bond more closely with your kitty. So please try it!
The Feline Queen ❤️
Hi! My name is Catalina. I am a very young blogger who has a reputation as The Feline Queen! I love felines so much that I started this website, The Feline Universe, so I could let other people learn about felines! I’ve been writing since last August, and I’ve managed to make 31 posts! Anyways, here’s a bit of info about myself:
I have two awesome kitties, a big sister, and my mom and dad. I’m very lucky to have such a great family. I started studying felines around when I adopted my first cat, Shadow, in 2017. I realized that felines were in trouble, so I started trying to help them. My first act was trying to get a second cat. Since my family is awesome, I succeeded! I got Domino in January 2018. Then, last August I started this website. At first I wasn’t such a great writer, but I soon improved. Even when I’m busy, I still try to work on my website. I really want to help felines, and so should YOU.
The Feline Queen ❤️
Cats aren’t really thought of much…YOU can change that!
One way to spread the word is first spreading the word of cats such as Lil BUB, Nanakuli, or even Grumpy Cat! When people find kitty celebs interesting, they might want to study these cats more, making them learn more about the cat’s…situation. This is really effective, because most people have heard of popular cat celebs like Grumpy Cat.
Now, here’s where the fun comes in! Are you just great at being annoying? Well, this is a job for you! In every single conversation, with your parents or friends, mention cats. Try to make cats seem very interesting. (Which they are.) If they seem interested, go deeper. Explain how cats are sadly suffering, and how we can help. If they’re not interested, just keep talking about them until they finally give in. Another way is writing about the kitties, like me. This is also very effective, since the whole world is able to see this. If you want to be VERY loud, then…start a march! Or, you could educate your friends and family! Even a 7 year old can help!
Feline Queen ❤️
Today I’ll be telling you about something very helpful. I can’t guarantee that this’ll work, but it might!
The Not-So-Hopeless Journey
There are many strategies for convincing your family, so I’ll be showing you what I did. I managed to adopt two cats because of my awesome skills! I’m currently working on getting a third cat in fact, with no luck so far. Anyways, let’s start!
My first strategy is being very annoying. What I mean are things like this: Everyday, no matter how long it takes, ask your family for a cat. You can also put little signs everywhere for your family to know you’re not giving up. Even if this takes a long time, it’ll probably work.
My second strategy is a bit harder if you’re used to misbehaving. My strategy is acting responsible. Don’t argue with your family, help with the family chores, listen to what your family says, and automatically do things when you’re supposed to. If you already have a cat, help take care of it so your family knows you’re there to help taking care of another cat.
My third and last strategy is very hard if no one needs your help. My strategy is to pet-sit another cat. If you do a good job and the owner is satisfied, your family will probably be satisfied about adopting another cat.
I hope these methods will help you! They helped make me the luckiest cat-loving person in the UNIVERSE!
The Feline Queen ❤️
This feline is thought to be extinct. I thought it was extinct too. Now one has been spotted at last, and it’s up to us to make sure the Zanzibar leopards don’t go extinct.
Learning About The Zanzibar Leopard
Before we get all crazy and start whooping about how awesome this is, let’s learn about this mysterious feline. Scientists didn’t get the chance to study the zanzibar leopard much before it went “extinct”. But let’s talk about the history of this feline. Unlike most big cats, many people were very glad the Zanzibar leopard was extinct. This is because many people living in the island Zanzibar, where the Zanzibar leopard lived, thought this big cat had been sent by witches and other types of evil stuff to harass the villagers. They were hunted to the point where not one was seen anymore…until a few months ago.
The Zanzibar leopard doesn’t look like a regular leopard, with a fierce face and a scary snarl. But I can assure you that it is a feline. It’s very rare feline. The Zanzibar leopard looks like a regular leopard, except for what I mentioned earlier. Nothing is really known about this leopard, because scientists didn’t get the chance to study them before they soon became “extinct”.
Now that you know a bit about the Zanzibar leopard, let’s talk about the main point. If the Zanzibar leopard was really alive all this time, why didn’t anyone see them? I searched up which other felines lived in Zanzibar, but all that came up was the Zanzibar leopard, and a fox, which is completely irrelevant. So I’m sure that they didn’t mistake the Zanzibar leopard for another type of feline. Now, my question is; Did the crew of “Extinct Or Alive” simply photoshop it to make it seem like there was a Zanzibar leopard? I don’t mean any harm, and I’m fairly sure that they didn’t photoshop it. It just seems very… unlikely that the Zanzibar leopard wasn’t extinct this whole time. But then, it seems very unlikely that the hunters in Zanzibar hunted down all the Zanzibar leopards. I just can’t decide. In my opinion, I think that the Zanzibar leopard is still alive. I hope that it still is, because all felines are very precious to me, and I’ve heard of too many extinct animals for a lifetime. Please stop hunting down all the felines…
The Feline Queen ❤️
According to “The Encyclopedia of The CAT”, by Bruce Fogle, big cats were considered protectors, and therefore strong and proud. Today we’ll learn more about the tiger, the biggest of the feline family.
Tigers, in case you didn’t know, are big, yet graceful felines with orange fur and black stripes. In some very rare cases, tigers with albino (an inherited genetic condition that reduces the amount of melanin pigment formed in the skin, hair or eyes), which is only caused in Bengal tigers, are white with brown stripes and blue eyes. Beautiful, yet it comes with many health problems. Like I already mentioned, tigers are the biggest of the felines. Adult tigers are 2.3 to 4 feet tall. Adult male tigers are 8.2 to 13 feet long, and females are 6.6 to 9 feet long. Amazingly, a male tiger can weigh 200 to 670 pounds. A female can weigh 140 to 370 pounds.
A tiger’s lifespan can range from 16 – 18 years in captivity. In the wild, a tiger can live from 10–15 years. A female tiger can give birth to two to four cubs at a time on average, and can do so every two years. Survival is very difficult to tiger cubs, as there are many predators in the wild. The oldest tiger has been recorded to live to 26 impressive years.
Tigers live in the many rain forests, grasslands, savannas and mangrove swamps of Asia. Tigers don’t mind the water as much as most other felines, and like to swim to cool off. There are currently six subspecies of tiger, including the Sumatran tiger, Amur tiger, Bengal tiger, Indochinese tiger, South China tiger, and Malayan tiger. Tigers are endangered and need our help. Donate, spread the word, or even help out in zoos! There are so many ways to help tigers. Together, we can make a difference.
The Feline Queen ❤️
This cat was treated horribly. No cat deserves to be treated like Ugly was, but it happens sometimes. Today you’ll learn more about this poor cat, and be taught an important lesson.
Brokenhearted Yet Full Of Love ❤️
Meet Ugly. He was a feral kitten, and I think you can guess why he was called Ugly. He had sores covering his matted tabby fur, a stump for a tail, and with only one eye usable. This poor cat was mistreated. People would throw rocks at him, yell names at him, hose him down with water, and just completely ignore him. And yet, he treated every person like they were his owners. He always tried to figure out what he did wrong, and beg for forgiveness. He would ask for attention, despite all the abuse. Ugly lived a horrible life, yet he was still sweet.
One day, Ugly got attacked by some huskies. A man heard the commotion, and went outside to see what was happening. People were told to stay away from Ugly, but this man didn’t hesitate to pick up the injured kitten and bring him to his room. He was slow, and he was afraid he would just make the injury worse. He didn’t, but it was too late. Ugly died in his arms, finally freed from the suffering.
It’s important to learn what we can in order to save the felines. Millions of other cats and felines are also suffering like this. But we can save them, so help me.
The Feline Queen ❤️
Many amazing and unique big cats are sadly critically endangered, and the Amur leopard is one of them. Here you’ll learn more about this graceful feline.
Where Amur Leopards Live
The Amur Leopard, also called the Far Eastern Leopard, lives in the temperate forests of Far Eastern Russia, where they face harsh winters and hot summers. They’re found in Southwest Primorye in the Russian Far East, and along the Russian border with Heilongjiang (a mouthful), Province and Jilin Province in North East China. It’s possible that a few leopards also exist in North Korea, but no one has been allowed to check out this area so far. The Amur leopard is the northernmost (another mouthful) of all of the leopard subspecies. Its historic range extended throughout northeastern (“Manchurian”) China, the southern part of Primorsky Krai in Russia and the Korean Peninsula. Amur Leopards disappeared sadly in this area during the 20th century, because of habitat loss and hunting. The first accurate estimate of Amur Leopards was made by Dmitry Pikunov and Vladimir Abramov at the turn of the 20th century. Dmitry and Vladimir estimated about 38 to 46 Amur leopard still alive in Russia. The point is, less than 50 Amur Leopards are still alive today. In fact, the Amur leopard are one of the most endangered animals in the world.
An Amur Leopard’s Life
An Amur Leopard’s lifespan can range from 10 to 15 years in the wild. Amur leopards mature at two to three years of age. They mostly breed in January and February. Amur Leopards can have up to 6 cubs in a litter, but they usually have 2-3 after a gestation period of 90-105 days. Like most felines, Amur Leopards are born blind and helpless. They weigh around one pound, and they don’t open their eyes until they’re ten days old. When the cubs are six to eight weeks old they start to follow their mother out of the den. By three months the cubs are weaned, but they shall stay with their mother learning how to hunt until they are 18-24 months old. The Amur leopard can live up to 12 years in the wild, and up to 20 years in captivity. That’s a lot for a big cat!
That’s all for today! I hoped you liked learning about the Amur Leopard!
The Feline Queen ❤️