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SNAPtales, the newsletter of the Spay-Neuter Assistance Prog
 
In This Issue April 1, 2012

   Come Celebrate Collars for a Cause!
   Collar Auction Showcases Artistic Restraint
   Animals of SE Harris County Need Your Help
   We Salute You, Art Festival Volunteers
   Artist April Murphy Has Warm Fuzzies for SNAP
   Dirty Dogs and They're Done Dirt Cheap
   Upcoming SNAP Events
   A Dog's Life by Hedda Hound
   New SNAP Grants
   Body3 Fitness Center Challenge Benefits SNAP
   Fabulous Felines by Madame Astrocat
   Quote of the Month

- 8,005 -
The number of dogs and cats
helped by your gifts between
Jan. 1 and Feb. 29, 2012.
 

SNAP has sterilized over
400,000

dogs and cats since being
founded in 1993.

 
Come Celebrate Collars for a Cause!
The Celebration Is Less than Two Weeks Away--Buy Your Tickets TODAY!
 
 
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CLICK THE COLLARS FOR A CAUSE LOGO TO BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

If you have not yet bought your tickets for the Collars for a Cause, you had better do it today! Tickets were a near sell-out last time around, and with the event less than two weeks away, waiting could leave you disappointed! If you don’t know what the Collars for a Cause Celebration is, read on to learn what you could be about to miss!

The Collars for a Cause Celebration is a fun and fabulous evening to share the company of fellow SNAP supporters and animal lovers while enjoying great music, artful entertainment, fine food, refreshing drinks, exciting auctions, fun photo ops, and even gleaming automobiles! You might be saying, "auctions--as in more than one?" Yes! The event not only features a silent auction full of all kinds of wonderful items, it also kicks off the Collars for a Cause collar auction. This is an online auction of beautiful one-of-a-kind collars custom made by celebrities, designers, and artists! The celebration will be your only chance to see them in person (unless you buy them all). See the related story below for a list of those who have created collars for the auction. You will also have the opportunity to bid on beautiful hand-painted shirts created by gifted Houston artist Sonya Gracia.

Now, what about those gleaming automobiles? The wonderful folks at Momentum Volvo have given us free run of their beautiful showroom on Houston’s Southwest Freeway for this event, so this event will give you the chance to marvel over those cutting edge designs from Sweden, and maybe even do a little window shopping!

Whether you come for the collars or the cars, the evening will also offer great music provided by a professional deejay and the (always incredible) food of Catering by George, Houston’s premier catering service. Several bars will offer both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, which will include wines by Wine to the Rescue and Tito’s Vodka. Other donors are providing additional beverage options as well. The cost of your ticket also provides you with free valet parking, and all guests will receive a swag bag full of great items and offers.

The most important part of the celebration is, of course, that it raises funds to help SNAP continue its ongoing spay-neuter programs. Spay-neuter is the single most effective way to prevent the birth of unwanted animals, which is what the celebration, the auction, and SNAP are all about!

Tickets are on sale now on the SNAP website for just $75 per person. Sponsorships are also available at $500 and $1,000 levels--each of which include tickets for four guests and provide access to the VIP area and premium swag bags. Purchase your tickets today!

The 2012 Collars for a Cause Celebration takes place on Friday, April 13, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Momentum Volvo at 10150 SW Fwy. in Houston, Texas.

The Collars for a Cause Celebration and celebrity collar auction are being produced through the generous efforts of LIFE+DOG magazine. SNAP is deeply grateful to LIFE+DOG Publisher Brett Chisholm for producing this benefit and for his ceaseless dedication to helping SNAP achieve its vision of a world with no homeless animals. SNAP is also grateful to all of the other great sponsors listed below, who helped make this event possible:

   Momentum Volvo
   Pet Paradise
   SNAP Board
   Merial
   Phyllis Anzalone
   ADP
   Capital One
   Friends of BARC
   Joe and Jewell Maida
   Laurie, Doug & Becky Vander Ploeg
   Vanover Music Academy
   The Overton Law Firm P.C.
   Mike and Terrie Lewis
   Kim Hartz Photography
   Scoop le Poop
   ADD Blacksheep Printing
   Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
   Digital Function
   Life+Dog
   Momentum Porsche
   Nothing Bundt Cakes
   Office Effects
   Rover Oaks Pet Resort
   Silver Spur CandyMakers

   Sonya Gracia
   Tejas Office Supplies
   Texas Dogs & Cats
   Tito's Handmade Vodka
   U.S. Coins & Jewelry

   Wine to the Rescue by Vino Vero

We hope to see you all at the Collars for a Cause Celebration! Tickets will be available at the door only if they are still available, so purchase your tickets online today! 

 
Collar Auction Showcases Artistic Restraint

Celebrities, Designers, and Artists Create Unique Art for Collars for a Cause Auction
 
Collars by Ron Burns, Orfeh & Andy Karl, and Missy Johns
Beautiful collar created by Casey Curry.
TOP: Unique collars created by artist Ron Burns (on top) Dogs for the Paws creator Missy Johnson (middle), and Broadway actors Orfeh and Andy Karl (bottom). BOTTOM: Beautiful beaded collar created by Houston's KTRK TV meteorologist Casey Curry. The auction starts on Friday, April 13, 2012 at CollarsForACause.org.

Collars for a Cause is an online auction of one-of-a-kind dog collars created by designers, celebrities, artists, and other public figures. If you haven’t surfed over to the Collars for a Cause page on Facebook yet, do so now. You will be amazed by what you see! There are painted collars, sewn collars, tooled leather collars, and jewel-studded collars. A few are intended to be worn, but most constitute objets d’art or collectable celebrity memorabilia in their own right, so buy one or more to hang on your wall! Don't forget to "Like" the Collars for a Cause page while you're there!

That brings us to the goal of Collars for a Cause, which is to raise money to support SNAP spay-neuter programs. The auction is being conducted online for precisely this reason. The more people who have an opportunity to bid, the more money we can raise to help prevent the birth of unwanted dogs and cats. While these collars will be on display at the Collars for a Cause Celebration on Friday, April 13, 2012, you will only be able to bid on them online at CollarsForACause.org. Remember, your only chance to see them in person will be at the celebration, so be sure to attend! See the separate story in this issue of SNAPtales for full details on the celebration.

The Collars for a Cause auction begins on Friday, April 13, 2012, and will end on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Each collar auction closes at a different time during the day, so be sure to check the end date and time for the collar you want on the auction website. Remember that Collars for a Cause will be back again in the future, so if you don’t get the collar you want, there will be more chances to buy these unique one-of-a-kind collars to come in the future!

This auction provides you with chance-of-a-lifetime opportunities to acquire unique and beautiful objects created by talented people who love animals, so be sure to check them out on the Collars for a Cause website starting on the 13th. Both the auction and the Collars for a Cause Celebration are a production of LIFE+DOG magazine. SNAP is immensely grateful to LIFE+DOG for their continuing belief in and support of the SNAP mission.

SNAP is deeply grateful to the designers, artists, celebrities, and donors listed below, who created or donated collars for Collars for a Cause:

ONE-OF-A-KIND COLLARS
    Kristen Aldridge - TV Personality: ESPN Road Trip/Yahoo News!
    Kathy Bartlett - Popular Houston Hair Stylist
    Frank Billingsley - Chief Meteorologist at KPRC Local 2 TV in Houston
    Oggie Bogens
    Scott Boyd - Houston Artist
    Britt - K9 arson dog (assisted by Lou Ann Nolan)

    Ron Burns - Famous Animal Artist
    Margaret Cho - Comedienne
    Sheila Cloudt - Photographer (girl+camera) - 2 collars
    Steve Costello & wife Debra - Houston City Council Member - 2 collars

    Suzanne Cotney - Crazy for Collars
    Casey Curry - Meteorologist at KTRK TV in Houston
    Christina Lee - DeafDogsRock.com - 2 collars
    Kermit Eisenhut - Renowned Houston Artist - 2 collars
    Mickey Gilley - Country & Western Musical Artist
    Jeff Hoff - Artist, Cross Winds Art - 2 collars
    Johnny Isbell - Mayor of Pasadena, Texas

    Leo Jaimes - Houston Artist
    Missy Johnson - Dogs for the Paws national animal rescue organization

    Suzie Ketcham - Basketball Wives Reality TV Star
    LemonAid Girls

    Mary Lee - Meteorologist at KPRC Local 2 TV in Houston
    Lou Ann Nolan - In honor of fallen police officers
    Blake Ovard and Tugg, the Bull Terrier Puppy
    Pasadena Animal Shelter - Lou Ann Nolan - 4 collars
    Ken Pridgeon - Military hero artist (in honor of fallen canine heroes)

    Carol Quinn - Author of Follow My Lead
    Shorty "Pit Boss" Rossi - Pit Bull Dog Trainer
    Orfeh/Andy Karl - Broadway Actors and Real-Life Husband and Wife
    Re-Cycle Jewelry - Jewelry from recycled bicycle parts
    Denise Richards - Actress
    James Rodriguez - Houston City Council Member

    Virginia Rodriguez - Hawaiian Artist
    Shirley Ryan-Ameller - Houston Artist
    Marlo Saucedo - Houston Artist
    David Smith - President of SNAP Board of Directors - 2 collars
    Jordin Sparks - Grammy-Nominated Pop Artist
    Squeaker - Best Friends Animal Society pit bull rescued from Michael Vick

    Lou Wilson - Cancer Counseling Services
    Courtney Zavala - Emmy-nominated newscaster at KPRC TV in Houston

RETAIL COLLARS
    Golden Hound
    Ed Gonzales - Houston City Council Member
    JacKat - 2 collars
    Love Pups
    Rascal Rocks
    wiggleswagswhiskers.com - 2 collars
    WonderDog NYC - 2 collars
    HL Whitingham - 3 collars

 
Animals of SE Harris County Need Your Help
Challenge Grant Requires SNAP to Raise $175,000 to Launch Pasadena Clinic
 
Help SNAP create a new clinic for Southeast Harris County.
Dr. William Folger gives $10,000 in honor of Frank C. Folger
Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell (green shirt) with Ken Donnell (holding microphone) of the Pasadena Animal Shelter and members of the Jane Phillips Society, an employee group at ConocoPhillips. The society donated $1,000 for the new clinic.

The effort to create a SNAP clinic to serve the animals of Pasadena and Southeast Harris County is well underway, but your help is needed to make the project a success. PetSmart Charities has provided a grant of $140,000 for equipment for the new clinic, but that is contingent upon raising another $175,000 by June. The project saw a great deal of activity in the month of March, including the release of a video launch for the project by the City of Pasadena and a press conference at which the Jane Phillips Society presented SNAP with a check for $1,000 for the project.

The launch video is currently airing on the Pasadena Channel, the city government’s public access television station, and features excerpts from an interview with SNAP Executive Director Dr. James Weedon. The video addresses the problem of animal overpopulation in the Southeast Harris County area and the role that a reduced-cost SNAP spay-neuter clinic could play in reducing the number of animals that must be euthanized at the city shelter on a daily basis. The video can be seen on the Pasadena Channel’s Youtube channel.

The project has attracted the attention of many community organizations, including the Jane Phillips Society, a nonprofit employee group at ConocoPhillips. The society donated $1,000 to the clinic project in a ceremony that took place on March 7, 2012, at the Pasadena Animal Shelter. The ceremony was televised on the Pasadena Channel and can also be seen on the Pasadena Channel’s Youtube channel.

Dr. William Folger, a local veterinarian and longtime support of SNAP and its first medical director, is another recent donor in support of the clinic. He recently wrote a very generous check for $10,000 to sponsor the clinic’s waiting room, which will be named in honor of his father, Frank C. Folger Jr. SNAP would like to express its sincere gratitude to Dr. Folger for his wonderful contribution.

An upcoming fundraiser for the project takes place at Bosa Donuts at 3117 Center St. in Deer Park on Saturday, April 14. The shop will have Big Bosa donuts and t-shirts on sale from 7 to 11 a.m. with proceeds benefiting the SNAP clinic. They will also be accepting donations. SNAP is grateful to Bosa Donuts for its generous support of the project.

If you would like to donate to help make this clinic a reality, please visit the project donation page on our website. Naming sponsorships are available as well. Please contact Laura Welch at 713-862-3863, x204, or via email at lwelch@snapus.org to discuss major gifts or sponsorships.

 
We Salute You, Art Festival Volunteers
You Made the Bayou City Art Festival a HUMONGOUS Fundraising Success!
 
Hard working SNAP volunteers at the Bayou City Art Festival.
Some of the hundreds of hard working SNAP volunteers who staffed the beverage booths at the spring 2012 Bayou City Art Festival. SNAP is grateful to all of our wonderful volunteers for helping make the festival a success!

SNAP hereby salutes all of the wonderful volunteers who turned up on the gorgeous spring weekend of March 23-25 to make our Bayou City Art Festival fundraiser a HUMONGOUS success! You gave up part of your weekend and some of your precious energy to serve icy beverages to a capacity crowd, all to prevent the birth of unwanted dogs and cats. We do not have a total of what was earned over the weekend, but tips alone were $9,849! Between the size of the crowd and the fantastic spirit of our volunteers, we are anticipating a very respectable total. SNAP gets both a percentage of sales and all tips collected. Those hard-earned funds will go to our mobile clinic programs, which provide free spay-neuter surgeries and rabies vaccinations to animals from qualifying low-income households.

Not only did you help the animals by raising money, you also raised public awareness of the plight of dogs and cats who are born unwanted. All those SNAP t-shirts and happy smiles go a long way to get across the message that animals do not have to die in shelters or on the streets. Your presence was a visible sign to the world that spay-neuter is the single best way to combat animal overpopulation.

The spring and autumn art festivals are our biggest volunteer fundraising activities of the year. We could not do it without you, the volunteers who make it happen. SNAP and the animals are both amazed and grateful to you and to the Bayou City Art Festival for your continuing support!

 
Artist April Murphy Has Warm Fuzzies for SNAP
Animal Artist Benefits Spay-Neuter with Art Show Prize Drawing
 
 
Artist April Murphy benefits spay-neuter with 4 x 4 4 SNAP.

April Murphy, a well-known artist who specializes in creating beautiful paintings of our furry friends, is benefiting SNAP with a prize drawing at her upcoming 4 x 4 Warm Fuzzies art show. Prizes available through the drawing include an original acrylic painting by Murphy, custom framed prints of other works by Murphy, and door prizes. Chances to win these prizes can be purchased at the event with all proceeds going to fund SNAP spay-neuter programs. Arbonne cosmetics will also be on sale at the event with a portion of the proceeds benefiting SNAP. Refreshments will also be served. The show will take place at Hollywood Frame Gallery at 2427 Bissonnet St. in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, April 28, 2012, 5-8 p.m.

 
Dirty Dogs and They're Done Dirt Cheap
Pet Paradise Resort and Whole Foods Market Sponsor Shampooch Benefit for SNAP
 
 
Pet Paradise Resorts
Pet Paradise and Whole Foods Market Benefit SNAP at Shampooc

Did you bring your dog to the Shampooch dog wash benefit for SNAP last summer? Well, summer is on its way, so it’s almost time for that annual bath, whether your dog needs it or not. Whole Foods Market and Pet Paradise Resort are teaming up to make your canine friends as fresh as a daisy and clean as a whistle while raising funds for SNAP spay-neuter programs in the process.

This event will take place on Saturday June 2, 2012, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Houston area locations of Whole Foods listed below. Our gentle dog-loving volunteers will bathe your animal with dog and environment-friendly shampoo, so you can rest assured that bath-time will be safe for all involved. The cost is whatever you choose to donate, and all proceeds go to SNAP, so we hope you will bring your dogs in for a splash! You will be helping to prevent the birth of unwanted animals when you do, and as we always like to say, no birth is the first step to no kill.

We also need volunteers for this event, so if you are dog-friendly and would like to volunteer, please send an email to Volunteer@snapus.org or call Xavier Torres at 713-862-2863 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Participating Whole Foods Markets are listed below:

    KIRBY

    2955 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX
    713.520.1937

    BELLAIRE
    4004 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TX
    713.667.4090

   
MONTROSE
    701 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX
    (713) 284-1260

   
WOODWAY
    6401 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX
    713.789.4477

    WILCREST
    11145 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX
    713.784.7776

   
SUGARLAND
    15900 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX
    281.491.5577

SNAP would like to thank Whole Foods Market and Pet Paradise Resort for supporting SNAP spay-neuter programs through their sponsorship of Shampooch!

 
Upcoming SNAP Events
 
Friday, April 13, 2012 - Houston, TX
  Collars for a Cause Celebration
Tickets for this festival annual event are now on sale! Come do good while having fun!
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - Deer Park, TX
  Bosa Donuts Benefit for SE Harris County Clinic Project
Buy a seriously big doughnut or a t-shirt to help fund a new SNAP clinic for SE Harris County!
Saturday, April 28, 2012 - Houston, TX
  4 x 4 Warm Fuzzies Art Show
Help SNAP by buying chances to win original art or prints by animal artist April Murphy.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - Houston, TX
  Shampooch Dog Wash Beneifting SNAP
A donation gets your dirty dog clean thanks to Pet Paradise Resort and Whole Foods Market.

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Hello Darlings!

Are you losing it, and is it driving your human friends crazy? I’m not talking about your sanity. I’m talking about your fur! Shedding is something that all dogs do, but there is shedding and there is shedding, if you know what I mean. (If you don’t, consider yourself lucky.) Read this month’s letter from Arlie, an Afghan from Alief, to learn more.

Dear Hedda,

You’ve got to help me. I live with a human woman named Grace, and we have been together for years. She recently got married, however, and Steve--her new husband--is constantly complaining about how much I shed. He even talked about getting rid of me once. I think he was joking, but I’m not completely sure. I don’t think Grace would let him, judging from the way she looked at him when he said it. Anyway, is there anything Grace and I can do so that I shed less? I don’t want to be the cause of marital discord, and I really don’t want to get taken to a shelter for something over which I have no control.

Sign me,
Wild Hair

Dear Wild One,

All dogs shed, and some shed more than others. Your long hair may make your shedding problem seem worse than it is as well. There are, however, some things that can be done to reduce the problems shedding create. The first is brushing. Grace should brush you every day. A good brush can go a long way towards soaking up that extra fur before it has a chance to end up on Steve’s black slacks. It’s best if it can be done outside, so that there is no chance of the fur getting away from the brush. When the weather is bad, the bathtub is a good second choice. One of the best things about brushing is that it feels great. I just love being brushed!

Your diet can also affect how much you shed, so it is important for Grace to make sure she is buying you good quality food. She should be looking for foods that list a protein source (aka meat) as the first ingredient. Supplements can help as well. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are believed to help maintain a dog’s skin and coat. Grace needs to be sure to find brands that are meant for dogs. It takes several weeks before the benefits are seen, so Steve will have to be a little patient.

Of course, it is always possible that you really are shedding more than you should be due to allergies. If Grace suspects this might be the case, the best thing to do would be to take you to a full-service veterinary clinic and have you checked out just in case.

Finally, I will just say that there are some really awesome vacuum cleaners out there designed specifically for picking up pet fur. Hedda doesn’t endorse specific brands, and they can be a little pricey, but maybe Grace could buy Steve one as an anniversary present.Tell ‘em Hedda said so!

Some information in this article comes from "5 Tips to Reduce Shedding" on The Dog Guide web site.

 
New SNAP Grants
A Monthly Review of New SNAP Grants

 

SNAP would like to express its appreciation to the following foundations, charitable trusts, and corporations for their recent grant awards to SNAP:

    Elinor Patterson Baker Trust, $15,000
    Alvin and Lucy Owsley Foundation, $1,000
    Petco Foundation, $10,000

 
Body3 Fitness Center Challenge Benefits SNAP
Eight-Week Fitness Challenge Generates over $1,000 for SNAP Spay-Neuter Programs
 
 
Body3 Fitness Center Your Best Body Challenge benefits SNAP!

The Body3 Fitness Center in Houston recently launched the Your Best Body 8-Week Fitness Challenge with part of the proceeds going to benefit SNAP spay-neuter programs. Tom Jackobs, the owner of Body3 Fitness Center, anticipated having approximately 40 participants but was pleasantly surprised when 75 people signed up. The result is that a donation of more than $1,000 will be coming to SNAP to support our mission to prevent the suffering and death of dogs and cats due to overpopulation and preventable diseases, especially in low-income areas.

SNAP Marketing Manager Tom Robinson attended the kickoff of the challenge and briefly addressed the participants, explaining the problem of animal overpopulation and the importance of spay-neuter in alleviating it.

SNAP is immensely grateful to the participants for supporting SNAP through their involvement in the challenge and to Tom Jackobs and Body3 Fitness Center for making SNAP the beneficiary of the challenge. Body3 Fitness Center is located at 1987 West T.C. Jester Blvd. in the west end of the Houston Heights.

 
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Dear Readers,

Madame Astrocat has spent many years trying to educate you on anything and everything there is to know about your feline friends, so certainly she has shared everything there is to know by now, right? Wrong! Do you remember in spring of last year when we covered some of the wonderful but little known facts about cats from the "99 Interesting Facts About... Cats: website? Whether you do or not, I am here to tell you that there was much we left unexplored. Now that spring has rolled around again, I have decided to resume where we left off last year and bring you more of the fascinating information you will find there. Read on to discover Madame Astrocat’s Additional Things You Didn’t Know about Cats top ten list!

10. Sleepy - Cats sleep approximately 16 of every 24 hours; thus, a cat that is nine years old has only spent three of those years awake.a Why would cats need so much sleep? A zoologist would probably say it has something to do with their being nocturnal hunters. A cat in the wild would spend his or her non-hunting hours asleep storing up energy and avoiding the heat of the day. I contend that it simply takes a great deal of energy to be so cuddly and adorable!

9. Level-Headed - Cats are extremely good at detecting motion. You probably knew that. Did you know that this makes it important for our heads to remain level when we chase down tasty critters? So that’s what we do. We keep our heads level when we run.a You humans do not. Neither do dogs. Your heads bob all over the place. It looks pretty strange to us.

8. Talkative - Some dogs seem to be able to say "I love you," which makes humans think they are incredibly intelligent. Dogs can make about 10 sounds in total. Cats can make approximately 100 different sounds.a Does this mean that cats are more intelligent than dogs? Madame Astrocat would never even suggest such a thing. Perhaps dogs simply prefer to keep their thoughts to themselves.

7. Complex - Which of these things is not like the other: The brain of a cat, the brain of a dog, the brain of a human? Answer: The brain of a dog. Feline brains and human brains are similar in ways that canine brains are not. The parts of the brain that govern emotions are identical in humans and cats.a So if you ever get the feeling that your cat sympathizes with the way you feel, you might just be right.

6. Athletic
- If a basketball player could jump as high as a cat, relatively speaking, the NBA would have to put their hoops about 36 feet off the ground to prevent every shot from being a slam dunk. That's five times the height of the average NBA player, plus a few feet for arm reach. Yes, cats are able to jump five times their own height!.b

5. Historic
- Silk created in the Attabiyah neighborhood of Baghdad has beautiful wavy patterns in it. Some researchers believe that tabby cats got their name because of the similar pattern of fur in their coats.a If you’ve ever petted a tabby, you will know that their coats are as soft and smooth as silk as well.

4. Mystical
- Did you know that one in every three people who have cats believe that their felines are able to read their minds?c While this statistic seems to say more about humans than it does about cats, you have to wonder what it is about cats that inspires this belief. I don't have to wonder, of course. I know what it is... and no, I'm not going to let the cat out of the bag, if you will pardon the unfortunate pun.

3. Spiritual - Buddists believe that if you are a very spiritual person, your soul may occupy the body of a cat after you pass away.a I will leave it to you to decide whether you would like to be a cat for a while. Take some time to think about it while I take a nap in the sun, play with all of these wonderful toys, and eat some of this fabulously tasty food that my human friend works hard all day to buy for me. You can get back to me whenever.

2. Ancient - Humans and cats have been hanging out together for thousands of years. While it is difficult to ascertain which breed of domestic cat first evolved from wild cats, it is known that the Egyptian Mau is one of the oldest and possibly the oldest. The Egyptian word "mau" has been around so long that it is the word that Egyptians use for all cats.d

1. Fertile - The book Cat World Records tells us that there was once a cat who had a litter of 19 kittens. Sadly, four did not survive. Still, that household had themselves 15 new cats all at once.e The momma cat in this case was obviously not spayed. Is your Momma cat spayed? Don’t you think it would be a good idea? Don’t you?

References

a. Piven, Hanoch. 2009. What Cats Are Made Of. New York, NY: Ginee Seo Books.
b. Bidner, Jenni. 2006. Is My Cat a Tiger? New York, NY: Lark Books.
c. Fogle, Bruce. 2006. Cats. New York, NY: Dorling Kindersley Limited.
d. Clutton-Brock, Juliet. 2004. Cat. New York, NY: DK Publishing, Inc.
e "Cat World Records." Cat World. Accessed: March 26, 2012. (http://www.cat-world.com.au/cat-world-records)


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