The Egyptian Mau is possibly the oldest domestic cat breed in existence, an ancestor of the African Wild Cat. The exotic, rare breed differs from traditional domestic cats in two significant ways: they are naturally spotted and can run up to 30 mph.
Wait. What was that last one?
Egyptian Maus have a skin flap that extends from the end of the ribcage to the hind legs. This extra skin allows for a longer stride when running, resulting in breakneck speeds. There is no stopping an Egyptian Mau’s racing brilliance, so it’s best to just let him get in training mode.
Here are seven ways to tell if your Egyptian Mau is training for a race.
1. He spends more time in his exercise wheel than you spend on the treadmill.
2. You find your Egyptian Mau regularly sharpening his claws to better grip the turf.
3. He stocks your fridge with healthy foods.
4. He is none to pleased when you wake him up from his catnap. He need those 15 hours of recovery time!
5. You catch your Egyptian Mau prepping for his imminent win by posing in front of giant awards.
6. His gym bag is bigger than yours.
7. He refuses to let any lactic acid build up and is stretching out those hammies constantly.