Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, and produced by Cameron Mackintosh.
Interesting Factoids About Cats
Cats use a range of communication modalities including vocal, visual, tactile and olfactory.
A “caterwaul” is the cry of a cat in estrus (or “in heat”).
Cats use postures and movement to communicate a wide range of information. Some include a wide range of responses such as when cats arch their backs, erect their hairs and adopt a sideward posture to communicate fear or aggression. Others may be only a single behavioral change (as perceived by humans) such as slowly blinking to signal relaxation.
Domestic cats frequently use visual communication with their eyes, ears, mouths, tails, coats and body postures. It has been stated that a cat’s facial features change the most and are probably the best indicator of cat communication.
The anthropologist Helen Fisher speculates that when a human female wears high-heeled footwear, the buttocks thrust out and the back arches into a pose that simulates lordosis behavior, which is why high heels are considered “sexy”
A cat hissing and arching its back to make itself appear larger to ward off a threat
Cats often lick other cats as all grooming or to bond (this grooming is usually done between familiar cats). They also sometimes lick humans which may indicate affection
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