Thursday, October 23, 2014

Are Black Cats Really At Risk At Halloween?

Earlier in October a rescue organization I follow offered all black cats at a greatly reduced adoption fee for one day only. They explained that the shelter was full at the time and they wanted to make room for new cats and kittens in need.

Followers were outraged and they didn't hold back in letting the organization have it in the comments section. It was accused of being irresponsible and putting cats at risk of being abused or killed at the hands of people who target black cats at this time of year with the intention of harming them. Everyone demanded that all adoptions of black cats be put on hold until after Halloween.

I was pleased with the organization's response.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

This Is Why Cats Were Invented

Quick - if I say "working animal" what comes to mind? Ox? Horse? Dog? How about cats? That's right, cats. Working for humans is precisely the purpose for which they were domesticated.

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There has never been a more perfect animal for domestication than a cat. This animal is completely self-sufficient, requires no training or supervision to do its job AND is a loving, loyal and affectionate companion. Can you name another domestic animal with all those qualities?

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Dog, A Cat, A Leaf Pile and Some Endorphins

Enjoying the simple things life has to offer is something both cats and dogs do very well. They also help us to remember to do the same.

We are conditioned to think that we need to buy them toys but there are many ways to provide enrichment for them that are not available in any pet store. Watch how much fun the cat and dog in the videos below have playing in a pile of leaves. The best things in life really are free.

While they are having fun and getting exercise by tearing into a pile of leaves their pet parents are also benefiting. Just listen to their laughter as they watch their pet play. Pets make us laugh and benefit our health in so many ways.
Studies indicate an improvement in body chemicals associated with a healthy immune system. We may soon see a time when people at risk for certain types of illness including cancer may be prescribed a Chihuahua. Top 10 Health Benefits of Having a Pet