Fun Fact January 14, 2022.

We recently added a new member to the Hill family, a cat named Wolverine.  He’s about 15 weeks old now and is adjusting nicely to the family, even Sasha the dog.  He’s a cuddly cat, when he wants to be, and happily purrs away.  How do cats purr?  According to New Scientist dot com, When cats breathe, they dilate and constrict the glottis, the area around their vocal cords, in a rapid, rhythmic fashion. As the air vibrates over the laryngeal muscles of their larynx, the purring sound occurs.  From an early age many of us are taught that when cats purr, they’re telling you they’re happy. While purring is thought to be partly voluntary and partly instinctive, research suggests that cats can purr for various reasons, using the soft rumble as a way of communicating and as a form of self-soothing or even healing. This is why cats will often purr when they’re injured, or after a stressful event.  Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

Fun Fact January 14, 2022.
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Fun Fact December 3, 2021.

The Hill family adopted a new pet last weekend, a Wolverine.  Ok, it’s not actually a wolverine, it’s a kitten that my son Evan named Wolverine.  According to National Geographic dot com,   The wolverine is a powerful animal that looks like a small bear but is actually the largest member of the weasel family.  They are tough animals who live a solitary life. They need a lot of room to roam. Individual wolverines may travel 15 miles in a day in search of food. Wolverines live in remote forests and tundra in the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and North America.  They are predators who are not afraid to attack larger animals.  They also eat berries and other vegetation and will scavenge for food. Wolverines have a heavy, attractive fur that once made them a prime trapper’s target in North America. Their fur was used to line parkas, though this practice is far less common today and the animals are protected in many areas. Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/     

Fun Fact December 3, 2021.
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