Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Why You Should Adopt Cats

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We have two cats.

Ruby.

And Max. He's our oldest. He's 11.

We got both cats at the Humane Society. Honestly, when we got Max, we were just looking, but you know how that goes. There were a bunch of kittens in a room and Max walked over when I was looking in and pressed his paw against the window as if to say, "You have to take me home!"

We did.

I've always loved orange kitties. Max reminds me of Morris the Cat. You know, Morris the 9Lives® cat?






Did you know Morris was discovered in a Humane Society by Bob Martwick, an animal talent scout? Morris had quite the personality--just like Max! I mean, Max knew if he put his paw against the window that he'd be adopted. He knew how to be cute.

Morris did so well in his audition that he was dubbed "the Clark Gable of cats." What a compliment! He was in over 50 commercials. I'm thinking my Max could be in a commercial if he had delicious 9Lives wet food to entice him. You can learn more about Morris the Cat's story here. I think it's so cool that Morris never forgot where he came from and makes it his mission to save other cats. In 2007 he launched Morris' Million Cat Rescue® and will not rest until every cat has a home. This year, Morris the 9Lives Cat is celebrating his 50th Adopt-i-versary!






There are many reasons why you should adopt a furry friend from a humane society, and here are the top ones.





1. You are rescuing an animal and giving them a home. 


Normally there are tons of animals wanting a friend. When we walked in, there were cages and cages of cats. We always look for ones with personalities, like Morris. With Max, he had the paw on the window. With Ruby, she wouldn't stop meowing at us until we came to her. When we dared to walk away and look at another cat, she gave indignant meows.




2. The money you pay for the adoption fee goes back towards the humane society.

Yup! We paid about $60 for each of our cats, but it all went back to the humane society. It's worth it, because our cats came with their vaccinations.



3. The animals usually come spayed and neutered!

This can save a bunch of money. It can be pricey to do this.



4. They become true family members.

Yup, we love our cats like family. And I always want to show them how much they are appreciated, so I pick up 9Lives wet food at Dollar General.



You can find the 9Lives wet food in the cat aisle. 



I picked up the Meaty Paté with Chicken and Tuna and Super Supper flavors. 9Lives has been around for over 50 years and knows how to help cats lead long lives so I feel good purchasing the food. Plus, 9Lives gives me the confidence that I am doing the right thing when I buy it. I mean, if a company is around for over 50 years, it shows they know what they are doing. 





Even better? Here's an Ibotta coupon for 9Lives wet food! I love how 9Lives celebrates and champions all cats. I'm always for a company that adores cats as much as I do. Seriously. If I could, I'd have a house FULL of cats. And speaking of cats, you MUST check out this Cat Pack article. There are tons of adorable cats. I probably squealed too much. 

Since 9Lives believes cats deserve to live well, so you know they'll enjoy the food. Ruby was irritated with me here because she was all, "Um. Do I get to EAT some?"




Yes Ruby. Here's your food. 








So remember. If you're looking for a cat, check out the Humane Society. 


Because who knows? You might find your own Morris the Cat. 






To learn more about Morris the 9Lives cat, you can check out the following:




38 comments:

  1. I'm now singing that Ruby and Max song from the cartoon my kids watched at one time. I didn't realize Morris was found at a Humane Society. What a great story about Morris!

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  2. I am definitely not against getting a cat. Unfortunately for us there are many people in our family that are allergic to them. If they were not I would totally have one. I think they are pretty cool animals.

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  3. Sadly I'm horribly allergic to cats :( But we've always adopted our dogs from shelters!! I much rather give a forever home to an animal in need.

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  4. I want a cat so badly! I lost my dear Bustopher several years ago. He had a big personality and so was hard to replace. I think I am ready for another one, now.

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  5. Our last cat we got from the humane society. Tigger was a wonderful cat. Independent but still loving and fun.

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  6. I really enjoyed reading this post. My sister loves adopting cats. I have to let her know about this cat food.

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  7. My daughter wants a cat, but I am allergic. I wish that we had a barn or outdoor building so that we could get a barn cat!

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  8. This is such a nice idea to adopt a needy cat or dog. I have volunteered at a rescue and have two rescue dogs. It is a win win for you and the pet.

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  9. We just adopted 2 cats in July, brothers. Love them!

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  10. I adopted my last cat and he was the coolest! I miss the little guy but we have a big dog now and she isn't a fan of cats lol

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  11. I would love to adopt a cat but my dad is horribly allergic! If I adopted one he would never be able to come visit. :(

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  12. Though there is a debate on whether cats are pet or not but we found them incredibly adorable. We really plan on adopting one or two in our family.

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  13. Well those cats are adorable, one of my friend loves the cat. Unfortunately, even they cannot adopt we are in different countries. But I am pretty sure, I can share this, at leadt they will be seeing cat images you got here. :p . Love the pun on their brand name-9 Lives.

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  14. Oh gosh, I wish I didn't have a massive fear of cats. I got traumatised when I was young by being scratched by a wild cat that I can't stand any now.

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  15. I love cats! I was considering getting one not long ago but I still can’t decide what breed.

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  16. Can I really adopt cats? I don't think so since my last cat was a mess...Too bad since I couldn't care for it well but if I was to consider a cat that's sprayed, then I would. Sounds nice giving it a home.

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  17. Thank you so much for promoting adoption! It's really important that people spay and neuter their pets. There are so many cats left without a home and adoption helps stop that cycle.

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  18. My vet is a clinic that's connected to our local animal shelter. I was over there yesterday picking up flea medicine, and they had a sign that said they are at full capacity for cats and kittens. So many kitties that need forever homes, I wish I could take them all. All of my cats have been adopted. One from right outside my front door (he was a feral kitten) and other from shelters or rescue groups.

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  19. I have four cats and we adopted all of them. I don't know what I would do without them.

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  20. I have actually just adopted a cat and he is currently sitting next to my laptop, purring and not letting me type. :) He was found by a friend in an abandoned garden, together with his brothers and that's how he ended up with me. He is such a loving little kitten.

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  21. Great post! I loved the fun fact about Morris the cat! Knowing that how can you not adopt!! Thanks for sharing

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  22. Adopting is so important. We adopted our little Charley 6 years ago... Best decision ever. Shes the perfect cat! - Jeanine

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  23. I tried to adopt a cat but was refused the adoption because i don't have a garden so ended up buying a kitten. Best decision ever as he really makes my day better!

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  24. I had a cat as a kid and I remember it eating 9-lives dry food. We now have cats that visit our yard but no indoor cats as we have allergies.

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  25. Omg cats are the best. they are so cuddle and intelligent. I have had mine for over 10 years now and we have no exact idea of her age. But we love her just the same,

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  26. I have a friend who has the sweetest cats. She runs an amazing rescue.

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  27. I love my cat. They are a very low maintenance animal and she really loves to cuddle at night and get her belly rubbed in the morning. Plus she likes to do weird things when I'm stretching, like jump up on my back.

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  28. Aren't orange cats the best? They pack more personality into their bodies than most people have! My Hobbies is one of those and let me tell you ... the entertainment and fun we have!

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  29. Boo, I totally tried to comment on this yesterday. Anyway. Here I am! I so see the Max/Morris resemblance! I love Dollar General.

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  30. I really love cats but I'm allergic to them so we can't adopt any. :( I wish I could!

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  31. I couldn't agree more! Adopt don't shop my friends!

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  32. I love cats! and I'm so proud to those people that they adopt cats <3

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  33. I am a huge advocate of rescuing animals! All of my animals have been rescues and they always will be!

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  34. Definitely a nice post and a great reasons to adopt a cat. We are already adopted 9 cats and I can see that they are happy with us because we treated them as a true family member.

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  35. Awww. Such a thoughtful post. My reason would be pets love unconditionally.

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  36. These are all such great reasons to consider adopting a cat. I know that if I ever do get one, I would be going that route.

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  37. We don't have any cats. I'm highly allergic. These are all great reasons you should adopt cats.

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  38. 9 Lives is terrible, possibly dangerous cat food. Check this out:
    https://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/9lives_cat_food.html

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