Monday, October 29, 2012

Today is National Cat Day

Miss Gonzo in the clover.

Did you know October 29th is National Cat day? (Of course if your household is like mine EVERYDAY is cat day.) According to the website the holiday was started in 2005: help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their life for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.
You are encouraged to adopt a cat, or volunteer at a shelter. If you can't, please consider a donation to your local shelter. Did you know black cats are the least likely to be adopted? I love my black kitty Gonzo. I found her at a restaurant in a rural part of Louisiana. She was just a kitten but so sweet and came right up to me. I also have a stray black cat, Dexter, I feed. He showed up one day when we were feeding our other stray cat, Twin. I think someone had him neutered and released because his ear was tipped. He's a little jumpy but is the sweetest cat.

I even have a separate blog for my kitties, thought I don't update it as much. When Gonzo and Harold were kittens I took a lot more photos. It can be hard to photograph cats but I love the challenge. And when I'm having a bad day, just looking at photos of my kitties cheers me up.

National Cat Day web site.
My cat blog:
Smithsonian article "Judging a Cat (Wrongly) by the Color of its Coat"

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