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Finding the Purrrrfect Feline Companion

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“I want to buy a cat.” I heard that at least once a month when I coordinated the cat section at a local shelter. I correct them gently, “Well, let me help you adopt a cat.” We buy objects. We adopt new family members.

Once relegated to mice duty in barns, cats have become a favorite indoor companion for many families. Nearly one-third of all households include at least one cat, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Indoor cats can live up to 20 years while the average life span of an outdoor feline is about two years. When looking for that perfect feline companion be ready for a commitment.

Here are some things to consider:

Do I want a kitten or an older cat? Kittens are fun, cute and mischievous. They need to be trained to not scratch the furniture or bite fingers, and they need attention and play time. I once had a family return a cat because it was too affectionate and wanted too much of their time. If you have a busy schedule, consider an older cat. They mellow out at about three years old. Consider a cat with a low-key personality. I would promote “window sill” cats, who were demure and aloof, not wanting to be held or petted too often. This worked for one woman who lived alone and just wanted a quiet companion.

Where should I look? Cats are anywhere. The neighbor whose cat just had another litter is ready to give them away. Your local pound has cats on “death row”. No-kill shelters need to adopt out cats to make room for more. What you are getting for what you pay? That neighbor’s cat is free, but will cost hundreds of dollars for tests, shots, de-worming and a spay or neuter. Pounds often charge a small fee, but find out specifically what that covers. No-kill shelters often charge a higher fee, but you get a lot of bang for your buck. Our shelter charged about $100, but that included testing, de-worming, all shots, spay or neuter, a bath, flea treatment and a return policy for the cat’s life time.

Do I want a pure bred cat? Pure breeds hold a certain appeal, but they can be expensive. Research the breed for temperament and health issues. Find a responsible breeder who raises cats “under foot” or in a household. Cats from mills kept in cages won’t have the necessary social conditioning, something mother cats pass on to their offspring. Breed-specific rescue groups specialize in saving abandoned or unwanted cats. These volunteers are passionate and know the background of a particular animal. Finally, shelters do get pure breeds, especially siamese and rag dolls. Check their web sites or asked to be called if a particular breed comes in.

Am I willing to adopt a special needs cats? Shelters have older cats (cats are considered seniors after age 6 or 7) and cats with feline leukemia or other medical needs such as diabetes or thyroidawe cute cat conditions. A senior cat is perfect for a quiet home, especially if there is an older person with mobility issues. They are less likely to rub against legs or jump in front of them. Until recently, even no-kill shelters would euthanize leukemia positive cats, but now they adopt them out as only cats or to homes with other leukemia-positive cats. Feline leukemia is highly communicable between cats, but a positive cat can live many years with no symptoms. Some shelters have a “permanent foster” program. You give the cat a home, but the shelter retains ownership and provides all the medical care at no cost. If you are willing to put the time and effort into these cats, it can be a very rewarding and cheap solution.

These are few things to consider before adopting a feline friend. You can find out more with just a little research. The more you know before heading out to the shelter or breeder, the more likely you will be able to commit to an adopted cat for its life time and be happy with your new feline friend.

The Appealing Side of Living a Glamorous Life

Life becomes more meaningful if one takes time to focus on the reality of life and what it entails to live a better, enjoyable, luxurious, and comfortable life. The word glamor describes more of such a lifestyle where one is able to see life from a real perspective and enjoy what it offers on a bigger and better platform.

Being glamorous in life involves a lot of things put together:

  • It is being much comfortable with life and the role that one has to play in this world.
  • It involves both the outward and inward appearances.
  • It is the combination of mind and intellect, sense of humor and composure in life.
  • In this article, I explain and go in more depth regarding the appealing side of living a glamorous life.
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Through my life, I have always desired to live a better and more comfortable life by doing some of the most important things that life entails. This involves taking good care of my body, my health and the environment within me. A glamorous life brings about quality living and enjoyment of every single moment that I spend and this must come from the way I take good care of my health. In simple understanding, it is important for me to watch on my weight and be keen on the foods that I take every day. There is need to live a perfect life by taking the right foods that have the best nutrients and those that take good care of the entire body. Fruits too are always part of my diet and they offer the best balanced body to ensure that I never have to visit the hospital for treatments.

A glamorous life is achieved by keeping the body clean and taking good care of hygiene and the whole body. It involves brushing the teeth at least twice a day and taking time to spend in the shower everyday in order to clean the body from dirt and sweat. It is a quality life that helps the body to maintain its perfect health. It is a simple way of appreciating everyday. Taking time to exercise everyday no matter the busy schedules is much important. Exercises are highly recommended when it comes to improving the general conditions of the body. It is a way to improve the body’s strength and to remain energized throughout the day. It offers the body a chance to get rid of other impurities, chemicals and excess fatsbuy a new car every so often! from the body.

A glamorous life involves taking time to have some pleasure and great entertainment in the beach, club or even in the theaters. It is nice to buy nice things. You only get one life so live it up – you can’t take your money with you when you’re gone! Buy a new car. Buy a pet. Buy a flat screen TV. Buy some thousand dollar headphones! It is important you treat yourself, together with the spouse, with some cool toys, some moments of soothing music, dancing, movies or swimming and basking in the hot sun.

Going for vacation in the tropical climates is another perfect way to have a better life. It is a perfect approach to great enjoyments and learning more about life. It also involves eating some well preparedvacation with your spouse! cuisines from different ethnic tribes of the world. There is also need to help the needy and spare time to make their live worth living. It offers one the opportunity of glorifying their maker and appreciating what He has done in their lives. All there are some of the most appealing things that make life more comfortable and worth living.