The head of a sleeping black cat with its tongue sticking out.

Why Do Cats Sleep With Their Tongues Out?

Caitlin Dempsey

Snooze time is when some cats blep. Deep sleep can cause your cat's jaw to relax and gravity will cause their tongue to stick out.

Closeup of a gray tabby cat's face.

Cute Cat Slang Words and Phrases to Know

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn some of the more popular cat slang being used.

Bicolor harlequin Scottish highland kitten with white on gray background.

Harlequin Cats Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

A harlequin cat has a bicolor (or piebald) coat pattern.

Bobcat Up A Saguaro.

How Do Bobcats Climb Cactus?

Caitlin Dempsey

Bobcats are adept climbers of Saguaro cacti.

Drawing of a margay cat. From: Pets for Pleasure and Profit, Alpheus Hyatt Verrill, 1915

Which Cats Can Descend Trees Head First?

Caitlin Dempsey

Only three species of wild cats have the unique ability to rotate their hind ankles 180 degrees. This adaptation helps cats walk down trees head first.

Gray tabby cat staring at a closed white wooden door.

Why Can Some Cats Open Doors?

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats are extremely intelligent, and the most perceptive cats can learn to open doors simply by watching their owners.