While it is true that it does affect this animal’s behavior, in reality, most pet owners actually only give their cats the pouches to play with and smell. In England, there is an old tale which states that if the root is chewed catnip would "make the most gentle person fierce and quarrelsome". (p. 99, Hedgemaids and Fairy Candles. The Lives and Lore of North American Wildflowers) Catnip contains a "terpene-like chemical , nepata lactone, which tends to repel insects" (p.577, The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Eastern Region) and can be used to protect other plants. It is possible that this is the chemical that affects the behaviour of cats.
For example the first stanza “Daylong this tom-cat lies stretched” has the cat in a house or in someplace lying flat on a mat whereas in the last stanza “Among ash cans. He leaps and lightly” he is among bins and over rooftops free to do as it pleases; these verses from the poem also show that the cat is manipulative and sly, during the day a sleepy domestic cat and during the knight a sly cruel and active cat. Also the writer uses powerful verbs, metaphors and simile’s to describe the movement and appearance of the Tom-Cat. For example “A tomcat sprang at a mounted knight” shows the use of a powerful verb ‘Sprang’ and also shows that the cat is vicious and somewhat brave, attacking a large mounted knight and show that the cat is ruthless as well mercilessly killing the knight by surprise. Verses like “His eyes green as ringstones: he yawns wide red” and “Fangs fine as a lady’s needle and bright” help describe the cats appearance and some distinguishing features such as his bright green, glaring eyes, cruel and icy; and his sharp fangs ready to tear into the tom-cats helpless
Cats and Their Natural Instincts Cats claws are an integral body part. They are like fingers and toes on humans. Claws are one of the basic tools for executing the daily activities of a cat’s life and also act as the first line of defense against enemies. (1) However cats can be destructive of furniture and wood work in a home. To understand why cats tend to claw furniture and wood work may help you understand them better.
English 68 24 March 2014 Contrast Paragraph Dogs Vs. Cats There are several similarities that cats and dogs share, but at the same time they are both still radically different in so many ways. Some aspects to consider when owning one of these animals include time management, size and behavior. These two animals are the most common domesticated pets in peoples homes today. A look into their similarities and difference can give a person good insight in which pet would be best for them. To begin with, cats come from the feline family.
Catfights mainly happen when two cats are fighting for territory. Mercury poisoning happens when mercury leaks into the water and either the Panther directly drinks it, or an animal that they eat drinks the poisoned water. Kitten survival rate is not good either because many are affected by heart conditions from inbreeding. Not many things are being done to stop the Panthers from becoming extinct, but something’s are. Texas Pumas were released to breed with the Panthers.
Iain’s attention is focussed on the stooks in Paragraph 4. Identify two features of sentence structure used to convey his intense focus in Look at Paragraphs 5 and 6. 11. Iain watches a cat go past in Paragraph 5. Show how the writer uses the cat to add to the beautiful yet menacing qualities of the night.
Page 1 of 3 English Standard: Assessment Task No 5 The poem, ‘Lady Feeding the Cats’ conveys distinct images of a poor, old woman who cares for stray cats in the Domain that challenges widely held assumptions such as the coexistence with ‘beauty’ and ‘ugly’. “Proudly… they march together with an arching of backs”. Anthropomorphism is used within the cats, which connects the readers emotionally to the text by conveying that cats are not as different as humans themselves. The formed image within the reader of the cats which “march together with an arching of backs” prompts the reader to be reminded of an army of soldiers proudly marching towards the enemy. Steward uses metaphors to create a distinct image of the cats within the readers, “those outlaws prowling about the Domain”.
The sport of sledding also takes place during winter, and it is used as a means of suicide by Ethan and Mattie. In Ethan Frome, the cat represents Zeena. Ethan imagines the cat as Zeena when he and Mattie are sitting by the fire in the living room. “The cat who had been a puzzled observer of these unusual movements, jumped up into Zeena’s chair, rolled itself into a ball, and lay watching them with narrowed eyes.” (Chapter 5) The cat develops the isolation theme because even when Ethan and Mattie are alone, Zeena is still there, separating them from each other. The cat also develops the going beyond the community theme in the story.
Today I performed an excavation of Leo Hall room 220 which is home to a girl named Amanda who I’ve met a couple of times and who I feel like I may have a better understanding of now. When I entered the room I found a lot of artifacts that would allow me to make educated assumptions about the people living there. Two of the most obvious artifacts are a rat cage as well as a mouse cage. There was a rat in one cage and two mice in the other. However, even if I hadn’t discovered the animals I could have easily come to the conclusion that they had or have pets judging on the nibbled holes in the comforter as well as the rat food that I found on the floor.
While the dog, if it wasn’t given a shower at least once a week, it would smell as well as the house. Another reason why cats are clean is because they poop and piss in one designated place in the house which is called the litter box, once that box is shown to the cat, it will use it reguraly. Unlike the dog, that needs to be walked out at least twice a day to get its things done, and whoever walking it has to pick up the waste after him, so cats are less work than dogs. Cats are more quiet and peaceful than dogs. They don’t meow all the time and they don’t meow at the visitors at home, they do so only if they are hungry or in pain .