Finally, in Chloe King (The Nine Lives of Chloe King) we have a superhero that’s got cat like qualities. As a cat person, I fully support this. The premiere episode on ABC Family showed us some of her cool superpowers and abilities, but probably not all of them. Plus, we don’t know the extent of them all. Here’s a run-down of what to look out for:

THE NINE LIVES OF CHLOE KING - Skyler Samuels stars as Chloe King on ABC Family's "The Nine Lives of Chloe King." (ABC FAMILY/ANDREW ECCLES)

Excellent Hearing

This was demonstrated in the pilot. Cats can hear higher frequencies than humans. …Do you hear that? Me either!

Excellent Sense of Smell

They can smell way better than humans. That’s why if you drop something on the floor, your cat can smell it out before you see it.

Nocturnal Predators

Do you think Chloe’s Mom should expect her daughter to be having more late nights?

Agility

We’ve probably all witnessed (or heard) how a cat always lands on its feet. And in the premiere episode we saw Chloe demonstrating this. The Wikipedia entry for cats sums up the cats physical powers nicely by saying they have, “strong, flexible bodies, (and) quick reflexes.”

Affectionate

This is not true of all cats, but many are super, super affectionate. Cats are, by nature, social animals. I wonder if we’ll see Chloe meowing, hissing or purring? That could make for an awkward first date.

Retractable Nails

Unlike dog nails, cat nails are retractable. This will make it easy for Chloe to hide hers. I’m not sure how this will affect her manicures. Stick with pedicures for now, Chloe!

Sleep and… Nine Lives?

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, cats do not fall into deep REM sleep. “Instead, it has a lighter, episodic sleep pattern that enables it to rest but to be instantly alert.” The Nine Lives myth originated from the way a cat will seem “dead” while feeling bad and resting up only to become refreshed after a couple days.

Grooming

I’m positive you know that cats are notorious for being constant groomers. I wonder if this is why Chloe has such great hair? Cats use their tongues as hairbrushes…I hope Chloe doesn’t. …Or she’ll have hairballs.



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