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The Secret Life of Cats

Cat's paws are ultra-sensitive.  They have thousands of nerve endings around the tiny pads and between their toes.  Cats walk on tiptoe and have more sensitivity in their toes to feel the texture and temperature of the ground.  Which is why even though we enjoy a soothing foot massage, cats don't usually like anyone touching their feet.
Combining the latest scientific research with intimate macrophotography, illuminating thermal images and slow-motion footage, The Secret Life of Cats exposes the awe-inspiring qualities that every cat possesses.