Many people have a household full of furry friends. Whether it is a group of canine companions or an entourage of feline friends, animals are known to make a household more entertaining. Some people are “dog people” while others are “cat fanciers,” but our society does have a population that enjoys the companionship of both.
This article focuses on the magnificent feline. Cats are known to be stealth and independent, but they can also be playful companions. As I am writing this article, a black cat named Riley is staring at me from the HSCAZ cat house. He is a unique young chap and he adores toys (even little Barbie dolls). He came in from a loving family that was going through a difficult transition in life, so they had to surrender all of their pets. Riley loves playing fetch like a dog, and he follows people every chance he gets. Like many friendly felines, Riley is quite entertaining. He offers companionship and beauty like no other.
In my opinion, cats are mysterious. Their acrobatic body movements are amazing, and the shear fact that they can climb the way they do is incredible. I admit that watching a cat zoom-in on a fly is quite intriguing. I envy the movements of a cat, and their metabolism to boot is something to talk about. With scent glands in their paws and whiskers used for precise guidance, the anatomy of a feline is quite complex. Did you know that a cat’s meow is only for people, or that the color orange in a cat’s coat is linked to the sex chromosome?
Cats deserve recognition for their unique qualities. Petting them can calm the human soul, but the companionship they offer can also keep you on your toes. HSCAZ has plenty of kitties, so please come on down and check them out. You never know who you might fall in love with.
The shelter is located at 812 S. McLane Road and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (928) 474-5590 or visit our Web site at www.humanesocietycentralaz.org.