Getting Purrsonal – The Cat’s Whiskers

Whilst you gentlemen out there may think whiskers are a fashion statement, in a feline they serve a particularly important purpose!

These hairs that are often found on a cat’s muzzle and above its eyes, have a follicle at the base loaded with nerve endings. When your fur baby brushes against an object with them, it learns so much about its environment, especially whether it can fit into a limited space. This is why cats are so sensitive to changes, as they have an extra-special radar system!

~ Tania Marie de Saram