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Some cats try to hunt light. Cat owners might use a laser pointer to play. A laser pointer gives off a beam of light. The light shows up as a small dot. Cats chase the dot. They try to catch it. Chasing the dot is a good way for cats that live indoors to stay active.

Ancient Egyptians loved cats. They thought cats were connected to the gods. People made statues of cats. Owners would shave their eyebrows off when their cats died. The Egyptian goddess Bastet took the shape of a cat.

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Making Connections


Do you know someone who has a pet cat? What color is it? Is its fur long or short?


Have you read other books about cats? What did you learn?


Not all cats are house cats. What other types of cats can you think of?

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