Animals touch us in ways we can't explain or even understand. Who would think that naming a Calico cat as stationmaster of a Japanese train station would draw not just attention but so many visitors? Now Tama's likeness adorns souvenirs and even trains!
Some folks consider cats to be aloof and one-dimensional, but those of us who have feline family members know they are funny, affectionate, playful and, yes, independent. But that very spirit that makes them independent also helps to make them lower maintenance pets when compared to, say, dogs.
More cats and kittens are surrendered to animal shelters during June than during any other month of the year. Whether you want a kitten or an older cat, you'll find lots to choose from right now at your local animal shelter.