Monday, December 17, 2012

Pets Add Life, All Year Round

Priscilla got dressed up for my birthday back in October

As we approach the end of the year, I find myself reflecting on the events of the past 12 months, and thinking about the impact my cats Charlie and Priscilla have had on my life. In a year filled with ups and downs, I know that I can always count on them to be by my side, to inspire me and make me smile. 

Charlie celebrating Black Cat Appreciation Day in August

I was recently shooting a video for an upcoming project, and wanted Priscilla to be in the shot. I held her while saying the first few lines, then put her down on the table, to which she responded by letting out an indignant hiss. Needless to say, I started cracking up, and we had to stop filming. I knew she wasn't really that put out by what I had done, but true to her name (Prissy, for short), she always has to make sure things are done on her terms, and not yours.

Priscilla likes hanging out and marathoning TV shows, being brushed with the Furminator, and getting tons of kitty kisses. Charlie loves when we play with Da Bird, runs to the kitchen drawer when he hears it opening because he knows his favorite toy is in there, and delights in stretching out for long, relaxing belly rubs. They're both always doing something to amaze me, and are the best friends a girl could ask for.

Feeling patriotic on the 4th 

During this holiday season, please consider volunteering at your local shelter, fostering an animal who doesn't have a home for the holidays, or if resources allow, adopting a new feline family member of your own. Studies show that having pets can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and help fight depression and loneliness -- not to mention bring joy, laughter, and comfort. If owning one cat is like having a apple a day, two or more must be the equivalent of a whole bushel! 

All dressed up for a Valentine's Day date!

I am proud to once again be teaming up with Pets Add Life (PAL), a non-profit campaign dedicated to spreading the joys and benefits of owning more than one cat, and increasing responsible pet ownership. To learn more about PAL and their initiatives, please visit their YouTube channel, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet ownership, which I believe in and am happy to do.



Lolcat Lisa said...

I volunteer weekly at the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...the second oldest humane organization in the US. It is the best day of my week. I meet cats looking for people, and people looking for cats. I've made great friends among my volunteers and watched love happen again and again as people give their hearts to cats who need homes. Try it,'ll never be the same.

Catsparella said...

@Lolcat Lisa Thank you! <3

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