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Kitty, You're Such a Square!
You love when your little fur ball of love snuggles up against your feet at the kitchen table, but you’re not so thrilled when your new pet rips apart the newspaper when you go to work. You might think that grabbing hold of your feline and staring it down won’t do anything—and it might not, but some say it can help you learn about your cat if you study that face a little bit longer.
Kit Jenkins, an animal behaviorist, coined the term “cat face geometry” to help individuals understand cats before taking them home from the pet store. While it’s safe to say that not all stereotypes are true, following her insight might help you predict what your kitten will be like when he or she grows up.
Animal expert Arden Moore visited the “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,” to explain this cat math. It breaks down into three shapely situations: triangle, round or square.
Triangle-faced cats: tend to be very active, “like [they’re] running for political office,” Moore joked. These cats are best for an on-the-go household, where the people are just as playful as their kitty. Siamese cats are triangles and like to "talk."
Round-faced cats: are quieter and like to sit in laps. These are great for senior citizens—think Persians.
Square-faced cats: are the most mellow and won’t be disturbed or phased by loud noises. Also good in an active household, these cats travel well and adapt to new environments easily. Best fit: Maine Coon.
So next time you’re giving a lecture, take a closer look at your cat’s face. Does it fit the mold or is your cat completely different? [Fox]