I couldn’t resist sharing this slideshow that was in the Petfinder newsletter. It’s all about men and their cats. While the cliche thinks of dogs as man’s best friend, where does the cat fit in?
I’m allergic to cats. I never grew up with cats. None of my aunts and uncles had cats. I know very little about cats. I do know that whenever I visit someone who has a cat — the cat is smart enough to know which person in the room cannot pet them because of allergies. It happens every time that the cat will jump in my lap or try to nuzzle me.
Does one have to be a cat person or a dog person? Can the dog people reach across the aisle and claim cat person-hood too or vice versa?
Nowadays almost everyone who has a pet has their pet’s photos on their smartphone. Decades ago, I ran an online dating business and sometimes we partnered events with a group (whose name I forget) but these singles brought photos and photo albums of their pets and talked incessantly about them. At the time I thought it odd but that was before I had a pet. Now there’s even an online dating service called Pet People Meet.
As they say, like me… like my dog… or cat.
In Tucson, you can foster and/or adopt cats at:
- PAWSitively Cats
- Hermitage Cat Shelter
- Humane Society of Southern Arizona
- Pima Animal Care Center
- Foundation for Animals at Risk (FAIR)
- Hope Animal Shelter
- We Save Kitties at Risk (WSKR)
- The Animal League of Green Valley (TALGV)
(Photo is courtesy of Mary Lisa Hostetler of her husband and two foster kitties; one who was lucky enough to be adopted by them.)