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December 19, 2008

 

Three nursing kittens with mother

Cats Who Flex

If a cat is in your lap, you may feel its claws digging in just slightly in a slow, left-right pattern. Why do they do this?

September 27, 2003

 

Double Joints Redux

Through the years, it’s been a common misconception that being double jointed is a bad thing. Actually, there is no such thing as a “double joint”. While some people can bend their thumb’s back to touch their forearm, it may appear that they are “double jointed, but there is only one joint at each joint, not two.

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