Close-up of cat face"Whether cats are cute because of their whiskers or whiskers are cute because they come on cats, one thing is certain: the two make an irresistibly adorable combination," writes Melissa Breyer of Treehugger. "Some whiskers are exuberant, like the grand mustache of a Victorian gentleman, while others are demure and flirtatious.  Whatever form they take, these feline facial bristles are so much more than vestigial accessories; in fact, cats would be hard-pressed to perform many of their formidable feats without them.

Here are some little-known facts about their spectacular, specialized hairs."

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Orange tabby photo courtesy of Qbus via Morguefile.
Christine Heal


In pet rescue, I believe in being kind to both animals and their guardians whether adopting or needing to rehome. I promote cooperative care and trick training for fun and enrichment, in goats to cats to chickens. ~Vancouver Island~