Adopt a Cat Month

Cat-proofing Your Home

Jun 22, 2019
Jon Seidman [Flickr]

Even when electrical cords are not plugged in, a curious or playful cat may become tangled in them, possibly toppling the object they're connected to.  At best, something like a lamp may be broken.   At worst, your pet could be injured by a falling object.   Protecting your pet is a good investment for everyone.

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Pedro Nuno Caetano [Flickr]

Busy lifestyle? Not much room? A cat may be the pet for you.  They almost housebreak themselves.  And when you adopt from a shelter or rescue group, you save a life - but having a cat may also save yours.  Just petting a cat can lower your blood pressure and release positive endorphins in your brain!

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A Real Fat Cat

Jun 23, 2018
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA [Facebook]

Chubbs, a Himalayan mix estimated to be about 10 years old, was grossly overweight.  His long fur was so matted it seemed to be painful for him, and much of it had to be shaved (or cut) off.  Perhaps he was never brushed, or he was just too large to groom himself.  

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Cats and Boxes

Jun 2, 2018
docoverachiever (Sheila Sund) [Flickr]

What is it about boxes that cats love so much?  They are good places to hide, snooze, relax - and it doesn't have to be roomy.  Facebook is full of videos of cats scrunching and snuggling down into unbelievably small containers.   If you want to entertain your feline friend, just find a clean empty box.

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Cat Adventure Day

Jun 11, 2016
carolyn.will (Carolyn Williams) [Flickr]

If your cat is unaccustomed to walking on a leash, start by letting it explore in a limited area while you are holding the other end of the leash to keep it from scampering under the brush or up a tree.  As it becomes comfortable with the situation, you can broaden your range.

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Lessons from My Cats

Jun 4, 2016
Mindy Norton

Whether you're a dog person or a cat person, the truth is that cats now outnumber dogs as house pets in the US.   Part of the reason may be the valuable lessons you can learn from your feline friend!

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Adopt a Cat Month

Jun 6, 2015
Clara S. [Flickr]

A cat is a relatively easy pet to keep in the house, and one that will be a good companion.  Cats are playful and funny and make great snuggle-buddies!

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