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June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month 
Jun. 15, 2012 8:00 am 
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012 5:12 am
No this has nothing to do with food, unless we're talking cat food.  I cannot remember a time in my life except when I lived in a dorm at college when I did not have a cat in my life.  Even then, I had a cat at home and I would yell his name out first thing when I came in the door for a visit.  I know there are people who aren't cat lovers.  That's okay.  I'm not a dog lover so it evens out.  I don't understand how people cannot love cats but again, that's okay.  June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.  I can't go to animal shelters.  I would be too tempted to bring home all the animals, including the dogs.  Those sad faces and the love that appears when you show interest is too much for anyone to bear.
I have two cats that we've rescued from our local flea market.  Both were destined for the local shelter had they not been adopted.  Both were in horrible shape with all sorts of creeping critters and other assorted ailments and required immediate veterinary attention.  But both are doing well today and bring much joy to our lives.  I would have a houseful if I could but I'm afraid that even though my husband loves me and my cats, that would be too much.
Please take a moment and see if you have room in your life for a special four-legged friend who needs your attention.  I think the next one I get is going to be a special  needs kitty. 
My Booger Boy - and he earned that name.
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Jun. 15, 2012 8:24 am
I am a strong believer in rescue animals and I commend you for your effort. Your Booger Boy is gorgeous!
Jun. 15, 2012 9:57 am
I'm a softie! I do have a special needs cat. He doesn't believe that and the loss of a limb never slowed him down. I have an assortment of critters but cats will always be my first love. All 4 of mine are sure they are the favorite with the dog being a runnerup only :)
Jun. 15, 2012 10:25 am
I've got a dog. My wife wanted him and I love the wee critter, he's 29 lbs soaking wet. He is the first dog I've solicited as a pet as an adult and I love hime dearly. On the other side of the coin I have Stella, who I adopted as a kitten when her wild mama got killed out at the industrial park where I work. She had three kittens and three of us business owners each took a kitten. Stella is a bossy hair strewin yakking prima donna who ocassionally just gives the dog a swat for no reason. She loves me unconditionally and my wife hates her with all her heart. Mostly cuz Stella is a bossy hair strewin yakking prima donna who would love her unconditionally if my wife would let her but that bossy hair strewin yakking thing.... lol. Good on ya for the cats. Stella is the latest of a long line of kittys for me, not the least of which was Qeoss (Chaos). She was a girl so I softened up the name and she, was my best most favorite pet of all time. I had her for 6 years through my 20's and I still miss her. I genuinely loved her. It's funny, she died of feline leukemia and ever since, I've not let myself love an animal that much. I mean, Qeoss still hurts you know? 20 years later. Anyhow, kittys are good.
Jun. 15, 2012 10:48 am
We have a dog from the shelter...we've had her for more than 10 years. Two cats...one was given to us by a friend as a kitten and the other was born right here on our front porch. Her mother was a stray that just showed up one day. She had three kittens...I gave two away to some of my students and kept Grandpa. I love her like crazy!!
Jun. 15, 2012 10:59 am
I can't imagine living in a home without at least one cat, preferably more. My BigShot (my avatar) was born in the window well at our local firehouse. DS brought her home at about 4 weeks because the mamacat had disappeared. I didn't want her, having just lost a cat I'd had for 18 years to cancer. Well this little ball of black fluff and fleas literally ran right up the leg of my jeans and burrowed under my chin purring like an engine and straight into my heart. My son named her because once we got her cleaned up and fed she strutted around here and was very vocal when she wanted something. I have never had the same kind of relationship with any other animal, much as I've loved them....she truly is my baby. I decided she might be lonely once the last of my children moved out so I adopted Lulu from our local shelter. They have a love/hate thing going, but those are "my girls."
Jun. 15, 2012 11:16 am
I just saw on our local news last night that Dads get some of the adoption fees waved this weekend in honor of Father's Day. Something to check into.
Jun. 15, 2012 12:04 pm
We are huge supporters of our local Animal Welfare League. Have gotten all of our pets there! They each have been the best and most loving "friends" sharing our home and enriching our lives. I'm especially proud of my son- years ago his Eagle project was a collection of wish list items for animal welfare that included our entire suburb. Since then he has done 2 collections per year for their benefit. Please don't patronize puppy mills-there are enough homeless pets out there already! A rescue pet is good for your "soul"! Sorry to preach...
Jun. 15, 2012 1:43 pm
Every animal I've ever had either came from a shelter or was a stray. Right now we have 2 big 'ol Maine Coons that were never gonna get a home if we didn't take them. Nobody wanted a couple of 20 lb. male cats. Except me! :o)
Jun. 15, 2012 1:50 pm
i got elected to feed 6 fleabag cats. scooping the poop is ABSOLUTELY not going to happen if i have to do. vet bills, food, cat litter...yeah it does take a huge bite out of my poker money. after saying all that...we have been married 30 years now. the cooking-challenged wife has always had at least one cat. we now have 6 shelter-rescured siamese, one of whom is challenged. i guess i'm stuck with cats, but i sure would like a nice skinny large german shepherd. ok, ok...yeah i love the flea-bags too. sweet blog.
Jun. 15, 2012 4:27 pm
I have always went to a local animal shelter to get animals. Right now I have two cats; yellow female named Taffy (she rules all of us); and an all black male named Jelly Bean (he lets Taffy have her way, not by choice). A long tradition in our family is every month we take cat and dog food to the local shelter. The only bad thing is that we want to take them all home!!
Jun. 15, 2012 6:51 pm
I have had many cats, girl cats are the best, male cats (and male dogs) tend to want to on everything if it moves or not. I have 5 dogs now and just love them so much they are like my own kids. yes the 2 boys my hike there leg on the vacuum cleaner now and then but I love them just the same.
Jun. 15, 2012 6:52 pm
Take Two: I have had many cats, girl cats are the best, male cats (and male dogs) tend to want to on everything if it moves or not. I have 5 dogs now and just love them so much they are like my own kids. yes the 2 boys may hike there leg on the vacuum cleaner now and then but I love them just the same.
Jun. 16, 2012 4:34 pm
I love cats so much! I don't think I can live without at least one kitty to play and snuggle with!:)
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