Posts Tagged ‘feral cats’
Black Cats Bring Good Luck
The Scottish believe that the random appearance of a black cat at your doorstep foreshadows prosperity. Since my mom is of Scottish descent, she and my dad must have known that when my brother Mercy was just a tiny little kitten fending for himself in the alley behind our old house, he was going to bring joy, love and happiness into our family.
Mercy, a black cat, was born into a feral cat colony that occupied the alley behind our house. He was a super tiny little kitten when he first popped up by the feeding rock. This was a rock hidden from the view of a mean neighbor that didn’t like that my parents were feeding the alley cats. My parents were smitten by him. My dad said that he would jump up on top of the rock and shake his back end from side to side to keep the other cats two to three times the size of him off the rock until he got his share of the food. My parents couldn’t stand the thought of little Mercy fending for himself in the alley, so they caught him, got him cleaned up and off to visit the doctors at the Morris Veterinary Clinic. Mercy was a healthy kitten and Dr. G even said that if we didn’t want to keep him, he would take him because he could already tell that he was super smart and was going to be a great cat with a sweet personality. And Dr. G was right!
Cats! The Good, The Sad and the Changeable.
It is no secret that there is an overpopulation problem for cats and dogs. In fact, the numbers are staggering when you stop and analyze them. Found Animals Foundation recently developed The Pet Overpopulation Challenge infographic that you see above.
It probably comes as no surprise to you, my fellow feline friends, that cats are #1! There are 93 million cat owners and 77 million dog owners. So that means that 55% of all pet owners are living with cats! And, 56% of those cat owners are sharing their habitats with more than one cat! It is super terrific that so many cats are enjoying the good life in forever homes. Our prestige is being noticed by marketers too as there are many new feline fabulous products becoming available on the market. The pet parent’s love for their pets helped The Pet Industry remain strong over the last few years even when other parts of the economy were taking a bit of a nap. This is good for those cats in loving homes but what about our homeless cousins? We cats rule but we must take this responsibility serious. We can’t just play fetch and chomp bones all day. No offense to my dog friends.
We fastidious felines must do our part to help others in need.
Today is National Feral Cat Day and we here at The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club care for all cats big and small. Our Friends at Alley Cat Allies work hard to help our feral cousins and they also try to help humans learn the truth about our outdoor cats. Here are some of the facts from our friends at Alley Cat Allies.
Discover the Truth about Feral Cats
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