Blue Cat toby jug produced by Norcrest China of Portland, Oregon, circa 1960. The cat is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae. Recent advances in archaeology and genetics have shown that the domestication of the cat occurred in the Near East around 7500 BC. It is commonly kept as a house pet and farm cat, but also ranges freely as a feral cat avoiding human contact. It is valued by humans for companionship and its ability to kill vermin. Because of its retractable claws it is adapted to killing small prey like mice and rats. It has a strong flexible body, quick reflexes, sharp teeth, and its night vision and sense of smell are well developed. It is a social species, but a solitary hunter. Cat communication includes vocalizations like meowing, purring, trilling, hissing, growling, and grunting as well as cat body language. The Blue Cat's tail curls up to form the handle of the jug. This Blue Cat toby jug or creamer is a part of a twelve-piece Blue Cat Collection.
Blue Cat Collection