The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has declared June, to be Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. ASPCA reports that more than four million cats and kittens enter U.S. animal shelters annually. And now that our Central Texas region is moving toward the No Kill Philosophy for animal shelters, it’s more important than ever to cooperate in caring for cats and reducing the overall cat population.
My kitties, Maddie Bell and Nosey Nell both came from ARF of Wimberley at Christmas several years ago. They were beautiful, well cared for kittens who came into my home and immediately went to the box I had fixed for them without any hesitation.
In the next few months, as I adjusted to having kittens in my home and they adjusted to me, we had little, kitten level adventures.
Nosey Nell, who has to see everything, wondered about the big blooming flower on my Christmas Amaryllis and Maddie Bell, a completely well-behaved little miss, just had to sit in my bathroom sink.
Shelter kittens turned into my loving cats who sit on my desk while I work and love to sit on the top of my car in the garage to watch the deer, or the neighbors walking dogs and, on occasion, a pickup driving down our county road.
Shelter cats are the best!