National Cat Lover’s Month December
- 27 November 2018
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More than 36 million U.S. households share their homes and hearts with more than 74 million cats. This according to the 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association’s U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographic Sourcebook.
Some people dislike cats (ailurophobes) and complain that cats aren’t affectionate. I tell them that cats are just like people. Some are shy, some are quite affectionate, and the others are somewhere in between. I’ll bet you know someone who was an ailurophobe (cat hater) but became an ailurophile (cat lover) when he or she met the “right” cat.
If you’re a cat lover like me, you’re in good company. Many noteworthy people through the ages have loved cats, including young people (such as Taylor Swift), the young-at-heart (Morgan Freeman), the famous (Freddy Mercury), and the infamous (Al Capone).
Scientists once concluded that cats were first tamed by ancient Egyptians about 4,000 years ago. However, the recent discovery of the 9,500-year-old remains of a human and a cat carefully interred in a grave in Cyprus have led French archeologists to conclude that this cat had a special place in the villager’s daily life and afterlife and is possibly the world’s oldest known pet cat.
Have a happy cat month and don’t forget to feed them Pet Wants ….Fresh is better!