Once again the animal lovers at Purina are hard at work, debunking the myths about those of us who live with more than one feline. While 71% of US domestic cats in homes live in a multi-cat household, misguided assumptions still persist about such homes. Tidy Cat's "Campaign To End Cattiness" is informed by some very interesting data that stands in the face of existing stereotypes.
According to a recent Tidy Cats survey, people with multiple cats tend to be quite social. When compared with households that do not have cats, those in multiple-cat homes report inviting friends and family over far more frequently. And half of multiple-cat households surveyed thoroughly clean their home a few times a week or more, compared to 31 percent of non-cat households. That ought to perk up you whiskers!
The cat lovers at Purina are searching for America's most welcoming home. They are inviting all of you multiple-cat mamas and papas to share photos and the story of your clean, comfortable, meow-filled home -- in the voice of your kitties! You Daily Wag readers are experts at that, no?
I have been invited to help read and judge the final entries! We will visit the homes of two finalists, and the winner will receive $5,000, great gifts, and a fun welcome party hosted by a celebrity chef.
So send in your entries now through Nov 16th. I can't wait to read them and see your photos! Oh, and be sure to vote on your favorite entries, too.
Dr. Pia Salk
P.S. You know I never miss an opportunity to get an animal adopted, so for those of you considering getting your first feline or adding a few more, be sure to check out the great cats currently awaiting adoption in your area. And remember, you can also contact a local rescue group to foster a cat in need. This helps the group save more cats and allows you to see if a particular cat is a good fit for your household.