My husband and I have always been pet lovers, specifically cats. Our two cats are part of the family. Meet ET our elderly cat that we adopted in 2000.
ET has always been the coolest cat I have ever known. He wants his belly rubbed vigorously, likes when you rub your toes on his head, and goes insanely crazy with the sound of an electronic can opener thinking I’m opening tuna every time I run it. He’s our arms away cat, meaning he refuses to rest or stand on laps. He has flea allergies and stomach sensitivities. We recently switched him to Iams Proactive Senior Plus for his stomach issues, and it has helped tremendously.
Meet Callie, my persnickety girl that I adopted in 2006 when a family was going to throw her outside because she was flea infested. Very sad. She is a happy girl…most of the time, still very playful, grabbing and nibbling at ankles whenever she gets the chance. She insists on jumping in bed with me, cushioning in right by my belly to rest for the evening. She’s currently on a diet as we are trying to control her weight problem, which we are not sure why she’s overweight. The vet says due to inactivity, as I do not over-feed her.
We love our cats just like they are children, however for the last 6 months we have been discussing with our children the possibility of adopting a puppy. So why a puppy? Our kids are BEGGING us for a dog. We have looked at hundreds of pictures online, both giving us many aww’s though we are still undecided as to a breed. We have visited our local shelter numerous times, with several dogs giving us puppy dog eyes, saying bring me home. I wish we could afford to take many, but unfortunately we are not financially able to take more than one. So this spring, we will head back to the shelter and choose the next member of our family. We are all stoked!
Iams Home for the Holidays Campaign Results
-Nearly 1.3 million pets were placed in forever homes between Oct. 1, 2012 and Jan. 2, 2013
-5.5 million bowls of food donated surpassing the goal of 5 million donations
Homes were found for:
- Dogs: 684,896
- Cats: 553,550
- Other: 26,663 (including rabbits, reptiles, horses, birds and more)
Through the program, over 8.3 million pets around the world have been adopted
Are you ready to help a pet in need? Head to your local shelters and meet the pets. Get to know their personalities by interacting with them so you can find the perfect pet for your family. You can even volunteer your time with your children at the shelters if you are not ready for the long-term responsibilities of owning a pet. It is a great deed, that will make you feel good.
Due to the successful year, Iams would like to offer one of my readers an Iams gift basket filled with awesome products. Winner will get a choice of cat or dog basket.