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June will be CAT-astrophic, but in a good way!

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Bo, quite possibly one of the greatest cats in the world: I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to announce that June is National Adopt-A-Cat Month!  I am so excited that so many of my fellow felines are in the spotlight.  Let me assure you, we cats can offer so much more than those mere canines can.  For starters, we won’t chew your shoes,  pee on the floor, or chase cars.

In today’s post, I am going to highlight a few tips from the ASPCA that you need to consider before you bless your life with a cat.

Jessie, the wise (and wise-cracking!) dog: Bless your life with a cat?  How about “Bless You” because you cats make so many people sneeze?  (Mumbling to herself:  Bless your life with a cat…I’ll bless your life with something!)

Bo: Ignore her.  She knows not of which she speaks!  So, if you are considering enhancing your world with a cat, then consider a few of these tips:

  • Cats require plenty of clean, fresh, cool water.  Leave out a fresh bowl for them.  Unlike some dogs, they will not jump up on the fridge and help themselves to the water dispenser located on the outside of the door.
  • DO NOT give adult cats milk.  It can make them fat and have diarrhea.

(Jessie is laughing hysterically in the back of the room, just imagining Bo with the runs!)

  • Unlike dogs, cats do not need to go outside. Gifted as we are, cats are naturally housebroken and can use a litter box at a very early age.
  • Unlike most dogs, cats do not need to be bathed. A healthy cat will keep himself clean and well-groomed.  (Turning to Jessie now) Unlike those pesky dogs of which we know!
  • Make sure your cat receives good veterinary care. so that he or she can enjoy a long and healthy life with you!

Jessie: I have a tip!  I have a tip!  Make sure your cat lives in a house with a dog that has been properly trained as a warden.  We have to keep those felines in line!

Bo: Stay tuned for more exciting information during National Adopt-A-Cat Month!  You will be so glad you did!  (And if someone wants to adopt a dog, I know where to find one!)

(Information for this post was obtained through ASPCA materials.)


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