What’s That Little Flap on Your Cat’s Ear?
Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by! Today I want to share some interesting trivia about cats. Or more specifically, cat ears.
Whatcha doing way back there? Come closer so I can show you… closer, closer. That’s better.
The large triangular flap that makes up our external ear is called the “pinna.” Now, see the little flap on the outside of the ear, at the base? Do you know the name for that little pocket of skin? I’ll tell you…
That little flap is called the cutaneous marginal pouch. Another name for it is the “Henry’s Pocket.” Here’s a close-up picture of my Henry’s Pocket. Unfortunately, this little pocket is not big enough to carry a tube of lipstick or even some spare change inside. This is too bad, because the main reason I don’t go shopping is because I have nowhere to carry my moneys.
Here is a picture of Harley’s Henry’s Pocket. What does his pocket remind you of? Look closely!
It’s a baby bird!
What’s in your pocket? Don’t worry if you have some wax in your pocket, just use some ear cleaner and your pocket will be good as new.