“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”

‑—Leonardo da Vinci

It’s National Hug Your Cat Day, and we know all you cat lovers out there will be showering your feline friends with lots of extra hugs and kisses (as if you needed an excuse!).  But what about those of you who have yet to experience the joy of owning
one of these little fur balls yourself?  kitty reducedWell, you’re in luck, too. Because June is Adopt-a-Cat Month!  Now…what better day to visit a local shelter and bring home your own little bundle of love.

Are You Ready?

If you’re considering adoption, you might want to start with this 10-point checklist from The American Humane Association:

and Animal Planet’s tips for bringing kitty home:

Both of these resources can help you decide if and when you’re ready to let the fun begin!

two kitties w milkFinding a Furry Friend

Abraham Lincoln once said, “No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.”  Those of you who are already cat people know that you don’t always have to look very hard to find a cat – they have a way of finding you!  But thanks to the Spring “kitten season,” it’s likely there are plenty of kittens ready and waiting now at one of your local shelters.  By entering your zip code on either of these websites, you can view pictures of kittens (as well as adult cats) right in your own neighborhood.

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In addition to all the fun and love cats bring into our lives, there’s strong evidence that hugging your cat is actually healthy for you, reducing stress and depression and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.  Children who have had cats as pets seem to have a lower incidence of health issues such as respiratory problems and ear infections.  But we don’t need science to tell us that there’s nothing quite like coming home to our furry friends to make any day better!

kitty in cupPurr-sonality Plus

So now you’ve found the purr-fect cat and opened your home and your heart.

Neither one will ever be the same!  Your house is now an amusement park of kitty antics.  Your laundry basket, a kitty bed.  And your favorite spot on the sofa will always be warmed up and waiting for you when you need it.  Just make sure you hide the knickknacks.  And don’t expect to sit down at your computer without company at the keyboard.  Most of all, get ready to be entertained. Every single day.  And we can promise you this…you’ll be laughing a whole lot more from now on…and wondering what you ever did without them!

Pet eCards

At, we carry a large selection of pet ecards, featuring cats and other fun and lovable animals for lots of different occasions, from talking birthday ecards–for our human friends–to sympathy ecards for our beloved furry friends.