Hello Cat Friend!

First, a message from me and all the cats here at the
shelter:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Did you, or anyone you know, get a new kitty as a
holiday gift last month? In case the new little one
doesn't have a name yet, here are some ideas to help
you think of one:

"7 ways to name a cat"

1. Name your cat after someone you know (Uncle Joe,
cousin Marty, etc.).
2. Name your cat after another cat that is no longer
with you, or that belongs to someone else. (Lots of
people have the same names... why not cats?)
3. Use a baby names book and pick one that appeals
to everyone at your house.
4. Use the Internet. Search on "pet names."
5. Let the kids choose a name. It's amazing how
imaginative the youngsters can be!
6. Let the cat "name itself," that is, pay close
attention to the cat and choose something that
fits a physical feature ("Boots," for example, or
"Stash," as a nickname for moustache), or a cute
personality trait (such as Squeakers, Twister or
perhaps Tornado), or after his favorite food (my
friend has a cat named Taco because he likes
Mexican food!).
7. Hold a contest amongst friends, family or
perhaps a child's class at school. Award a prize
to the winner... such as a cat figurine, or a gift
certificate for an ice cream cone or a sandwich.


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CAT STORY - promised from last month
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Last month we heard about Gus, the cat who has diabetes.
This month we have an engaging story about Rocky, a
rescued cat who was lucky to have a loving home for his
last years. The story is a bit long to put here, so I
will give you this link to go read the whole thing:

http://www.theproblemcat.com/articles/SentimentalJourney.html

And thanks to "Omaha Judy" for this heartwarming tale!


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TIP OF THE MONTH
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Although June is national Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat
Month, now is just as good a time to adopt one.
Bringing cats in off the streets during the cold
winter months is a kind gesture, but finding loving
homes can be harder this time of year. Still, it's worth
the extra effort to save a kitty that might have
frozen or starved, and find a warm, safe home.
An advantage of adopting from a shelter is that the
cats have been "vetted," that is, vaccinated
and spayed or neutered. And these cats are usually
very grateful.

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SPECIALS
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SPECIAL NUMBER ONE:

I have a belated Christmas gift for you. Normally, my
latest ebook, called Moving With Pets, is $19. Just
for this next week, you can have it for nothing.
Click here for a no hassle download:

http://www.myhappycats.com/12Days/Move-With-Pets.pdf

Do a Right Click for the fastest download. If you
Left Click, the book will open... which could take
a little while, and then you'd have to click on Save.
But it's up to you... some folks like to see what
they're getting first.

SPECIAL NUMBER TWO:

My Cat Care Class Pack is done now, too. Available
here:

http://caringfor.myhappycats.com


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A SMILE FOR YOU ;-)
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I don't know if you remember my Miss Kitty
from last year... the one who died on Christmas
morning? If not, or you can't remember it too
well, here is the link to read about her again:

http://ccadrt.1hwy.com/MsKitty.html

It's not humorous, but it is heartwarming and
can make a cat lover smile. And smiling is
what this little section is about.


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Do you have any fun stories to share about your
cats? Send them in and I'll put them here in
this newsletter. (Include your name and website
if you have one, and I'll give you a "plug" for
your site. Or, anonymous is OK, too. It's
up to you.)

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