MEOW MEEOW MEOW: PING PONG PADDLE…”Hi, I am Paddle. It’s a silly name for a kitten, but at least they did not name me Ping or Pong — those are my brothers. We are all sweet, loving, playful kittens but let me tell you what makes us each unique.
“I am the silver tabby with white markings. I may be the runt but I have the biggest personality. My favorite pastime is to chase a feather nonstop before tuckering out and purring myself to sleep cradled in the warmth of a human’s arms. I am curious and courageous, always the first to explore new things.
“My brother Ping, the brown tabby, rivals me in terms of play and purrs. He fancies the feather toys, followed by a hearty meal and belly rubs galore. A lap cat in the making, Ping is a cuddling pro with a purr that never stops. (Seriously… it keeps me up when I am trying to nap!)
“My other brother Pong is a solid silver tabby, with a belly spotted like a leopard. He is shy with people at first but he gets comfortable once he gets to know you. The way to his heart is play, play, play. He particularly loves his feather toys and chasing little critter toys (who doesn’t?!) We are all neutered, current on vaccines, and negative for FIV/FeLV.
“My brother Pong would be most confident if he were adopted with Ping or me, but we all need another young, active cat to play with. Beyond that, our ideal homes are ones where we will get lots of attention, snuggles and back scratches. In return, we will each share our loud, comforting purrs with our family. To meet us, email Bekah at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 347-750-9446.”
Purry Halloween…. ‘Tis a fun holiday, NOT intended for pets. Many animals are not comfortable dressed as pirates, witches or spooky characters. Cats are dignified, held in esteem by ancient Egyptians, who worshiped and revered these magnificent creatures.
Cats are a big part of our lives. They become an active, very active member of our family. We love their aloof mystic, mesmerizing eyes, funny personalities and daily demands that make us one-with-the-feline, allowing us to live with them, pay the rent, buy their food and clean the litter pan.
Humans have been trained by cats! Obediently, we bend to their commands. Our lives are no longer ours — willingly, and without question, we turn ourselves inside out to comply with our demanding kitties, something we do not do for anyone else on the planet. The constant m-e-o-w-i-n-g, reminders us that there is a life outside of ourselves, cats are number one.
Americans spent $55.7 billion on pets in last year and spending will climb close to $60 billion this year, an industry spokesman commented….BE AWARE: Keep cats indoors –– Dogs and cats can dart though open doors. Many pets are stolen, tortured and killed on these days. Be extra careful if you own a black cat.
ASPCA HALLOWEEN TIPS: Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets: Chocolate is poisonous to animals, and tin foil and cellophane candy wrappers can be hazardous if swallowed…Be careful of pets around a lit pumpkin: Pets may knock it over, causing a fire. Curious kittens run the risk of getting burned…our pets depend on us to keep them safe.
ADOPTION EVENTS: Mayor’s Alliance, SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE, ASPCA: Cat Adoption Event Friday, October 31 from| 4-7 p.m. Location: Pet Central – 100th Street St & Broadway
New York, N.Y.