Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kitty Love

Why is it that people always say you are either a “dog person” or a “cat person?” Do people really have some type of allegiance to one type of companion animal?

"What are you looking at..."

I love cats, but I just don’t think the feeling is mutual. I have been around so many sweet cats that just want to love on me and give me all sorts of affection. But then, for some reason, it is like the evil kitty trait just pops out around me and they set their dial to harass and kill.

What gives cats?

Maybe they know my home is full of much loved rescue dogs (who hate cats) and they are secretly jealous that I can’t open my house for all of them to roam free and eat like Garfield. Cats always do have a (loving) secret motive.

Anyways, I still have love for cats. Yesterday I made a visit to see some adoptable cats and wanted to share their pictures with you. Although this Chubby Vegan has a no vacancy sign on his door for homeless animals, I STRONGLY encourage anyone to support their local shelter or rescue groups whenever possible. Please know this does not just mean adoption. Support can also mean volunteer time, financial support, and in kind gifts (blankets, food, toys, etc). Shelters are all doing tough work and we all need to do what we can to help.

My Marci preparing for the snow.
When you are ready to make the commitment to adopt  a companion animal, please visit your local shelters (kill & no-kill) and rescue groups to find a companion that is the best fit for you and your family. Always know that adopting a companion animal is a huge commitment and is one that should never be entered into lightly.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. So encourage all of your friends and family to always consider adoption first!

And if for some reason you don’t already preach to everyone you know about this, have your pets spayed and neutered. Please!

If you are interested in visiting any of the cats I have posted today, they are all from the Animal Rescue League of Pittsburgh and are housed at the Ross Park Petco on McKnight Rd. More pictures after the jump.

She was hiding... So beautiful...
Phoenix is the cat in the picture directly below.
Captivated by my camera...
She loved this thing so much!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing these! I'm on the board of our local humane society and appreciate all the support of kind people, such as yourself! I rescued a cat this week on our farm...I have yorkies that do not support cats in the house either. I love all animals...big and small...but I understand dogs a little more than cats. Shhhh...don't tell them!? (lol)

  2. I will keep your secret! ;)

    It is so important for all of us to do our part to help all of the homeless companion animals out there. I am totally on board with you. I love all animals too but there is just something about snuggling with my dogs that is extra special!

  3. I'm a dog walker who owns a cat - am i crazy? No, I'm an animal lover.
    My cat is kind of crazy. He has many moments that make me think he thinks he is a dog. The most recent trait he has picked up is curling up on the rug at the side of my bed. This isn't a problem until I wake up in the middle of the night and accidentally step on him. Dogs are better to be seen at night...and less heavy sleepers!
    Cats have a larger ego than dogs. They decide when you cuddle, when you can pet them, and when it is time to play! Jito, my mane little fellow, has done all three of those while I read your post...and he's now curled in my lap, glaring at the hands that are typing rather than petting!
    My niece is a Chesapeake Bay retriever that I absolutely adore! When I lived with her and my sister, she did her best to "protect the perimeter" and bark at any man who came into the house. Needless to say, my dating life has improved drastically since moving out on my own! She did this because dogs are loyal, especially Chessies, and keen on protecting you! My cat just curls up against the legs of anyone who visits me, looking for his next batch of cuddles, or the next foot to attack! Dogs, as loyal beings, will do what you want, most of the time, rather than the other way around...
    Ideally, I would love to have a house filled with animals. For now, I'll just let my orange ego-kitty settle into my lap while I write about him to the world! It's much better than the times he bites at my toes, expecting me to "play" with him...

  4. Joda- What great insight! I love all animals too so i totally understand. Glad to see the love you have for both cats and dogs (and that its reciprocated). :)

  5. love your post. thank you for helping furry babies find homes. :) im a momma to 7 rescued kitties. it seems as though they either ignored or couldnt read my no vacancy sign. ;) i am a crazy cat person, but i love dogs too, they just seem to be better at reading my sign... hehe. =^.^=

  6. Anytime! Furry babies are the best, cats or dogs. Cats and dogs are not good at reading "No Vacancy" signs unfortunately. :(


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