Why is it he chalav and not ha chalav? Is it a special rule because the noun starts with ח?Thanks (:
Yes, if the first vowel of the word is an a, the definite article ha is transformed to he
Note that in everyday spoken Hebrew it's simply (h)a all the time. This rule is for people who want to speak "proper" like newsreaders on the radio.
Do cats really drink milk? I always hear that they do, but I have never witnessed it.
They do - dairy farmers in our area always fed their "barn cats" fresh cow's milk, and they will readily drink it. However, the veterinarians tell me that it's bad for them, they allegedly don't digest it well. I've never heard an opinion from a cat...
I think that it's mostly a matter of what the animal is used to. When we adopted our dog (already an adult), she drank milk too: every morning at 4:00. We weaned her off of that habit (both the milk —our vet also said that it's bad for her— and the 4 am feeding).