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Cat Myths

Pets Theme Unit
Pets Theme Unit


Cat Myths
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.25

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    popularity, soles, milky, potty, study, percent, supernatural, starvation, power, unwanted, greasy, however, outdoors, impact, longer, since
     content words:    American Veterinary Medical Association, American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, National Pet Owners Survey


Cat Myths
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     According to a recent National Pet Owners Survey, 65 percent of all U.S. households own at least one pet. Cats are a popular choice. There are almost 86 million cat pets in American homes. Even with their popularity, some people still believe strange myths about cats. Here are four of those myths.
 
2     1. Cats steal babies' breath. A curious cat sniffs a baby's milky mouth, and suddenly it is a baby killer! Isn't that silly? A cat may want to curl up next to a warm, sleeping baby for a nap. A cat may want to clean the milk off a baby's lips as it would clean its own kittens. However, cats are not supernatural beings in search of little souls to steal.
 
3     2. A black cat that crosses your path brings bad luck. To avoid the bad luck, you will need to walk backward for ten steps or walk backward until you cross over the place where the cat crossed your path. Maybe you can avoid bad luck by counting to nine. If you are still worried, you could spit on the ground and rub your foot in it before walking backward for five steps. No, cats aren't magical creatures. Bad luck would be if a hungry tiger crossed your path! Otherwise, we have nothing to fear from cats of any color.

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