03 August 2008

don't think too hard, it's sunday!

while mom an' dad was passing the emergency pet hospital today (for a change, NOT hauling one of us in, thank bast!), they noticed the markee said, "is your pet right-pawed or left-pawed? ask a vet tech!" when they got home, mom started to check onna innernets, an' this is what she found:

The cat can also be a right pawed cat, a left pawed cat, or they can be ambidextrous. “Righty, Lefty or Both?” states that “Cats tend to have paw dominance somewhat akin to the right- and left- handedness found in humans. In one study, researchers reported right front paw usage was observed in 20 percent of the cats, while another 38.3 percent favored the left side. The remaining 40 percent were ambidextrous.”


so, lady- an' gentlecats, whattaya have to say about this? true? false? examples? anecdotes?

8 comments:

Mickey said...

Interesting!! I think we cats are very versatile and the beans are jealous!!!!!
Maybe instead of observing us they should just give us treats :)
Purrs Mickey

Daisy said...

I am going to have to do an experiment to find out!

The Meezers said...

me and Sammy are left pawed. We doesn't know about Billy yet

Eric and Flynn said...

Thanks a bunch! Now mum won't stop staring at our feet.
I (Flynn) am right pawed because I eat my Stinky Goodness from my paw. I don't put my face in the dish any more than I have to.

meemsnyc said...

This is really interesting! We never heard of right paw left paw before. We will have to watch the cats to see.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

My human has not ever noticed that with us. She will have to start watching!

Moki said...

We never thought about it...we are definately going to have to check it out!

Lux said...

Mom says she's going to watch us to see if she can figure it out!