There is no doubt how much our family loves our 2 cats, especially my husband. We didn’t always have cats though because we had moved a lot. My husband and I decided about 4 years ago to get a fur baby much to the urging of our youngest daughter Emma (who since she was 2 has told us she wants to be a veterinarian). When we decided to go look we knew right away that we would go to the local shelter because they have so many cats and dogs that need rescuing and needed forever homes. It just so happened that the day we went if you brought cat or dog food to donate to the shelter your adoption fee was waived. So we bought a bag of Purina Cat Chow with us to help feed the kitties even thought we were not sure if we would get a cat that day.
Cat Adoptions Save 2 Lives
When we arrived at the shelter all of the kittens had already been adopted and there were just a dozen or so adult cats left. My husband who swears he really isn’t an animal person instantly was drawn to a cat that was recovering from an injury. He sat on the floor and opened the cage that the kitty was in. He picked him up and placed him in his lap. Instantly the kitty started purring and we knew right then and there that he was meant to be ours.
Here is our baby boy Eli. He is such a sweet cat. Now I know that many people don’t like black cats for superstitious reasons but I am here to tell ya the color of their fur has nothing to do with their spirit. Eli is so loving. He is a cuddler. When my husband comes home from work he waits on the back of the couch and then put he front paws on his belly for him to pick him up. It is soooo cute.
After we adopted Eli and settled into life with our fur baby we again decided to adopt another kitty so that Eli would have a friend. Again we went to the same shelter and found our baby girl Eva. She is a sweetie pie as well although not as affectionate as Eli. She comes to you when she wants attention and doesn’t liked to be picked up as much as Eli but still loves to sleep next to me.
Purina Cat Chow “Nutrition to Build Better Lives”
Did you know each year, approximately 3.4 million United States cats are taken in by animal shelters and only half of those cats are adopted. This year, Purina Cat Chow is focused on delivering great nutrition to cats in the care of animal welfare organizations to help them become healthy and ready for their forever homes with its “Nutrition to Build Better Lives” program. During the month of July, for every bag of Purina Cat Chow you buy your cat, a meal will be donated to a cat in need. Purina Cat Chow is encouraging cat people to join in its cause to support shelter cats by buying a bag of Purina Cat Chow from July 1 through July 31. For every bag purchased, Purina Cat Chow will donate one meal, up to five million meals, directly to Rescue Bank.
Rescue Bank is a non-profit organization that operates on a national food bank model to collect and distribute high-quality pet food and other supplies to a network of pre-qualified animal welfare organizations throughout the United States. These organizations are able to use the savings from their food budgets for critical veterinary care to increase the adoption of healthy pets.
Earlier in the post I said that cat adoptions save 2 lives. The reason I say this is because like everyone else I have bad days too. I’ve noticed on those days Eli especially wants to be around me and cuddle. Somehow he knows that his presence picks up my spirit and puts me at ease. I can’t imagine our lives without him.
So this month I ask you to pick up a bag of Purina Cat Chow on your next grocery trip. If you don’t have a kitty you can always donate it to your local shelter.