Archive for May, 2016
Did you know that the U.S. has over 76 million cats? That means it has more cats than any other country in the world! America loves pets, with many homes having either a dog, cat, or both, or multiple of one or the other.
Pet ownership today isn?t like it used to be. Around 100 years ago, the majority of pets would not have been seen as they are today. Cats were often barn cats, meant to catch mice that were in stables or in the home. Dogs tended to serve useful purposes — they were herding dogs or hunting dogs, etc. Even the average ?house cat? or ?house dog? was seen a bit differently than pets are today — ask an elderly person whether they ever watched a parent or grandparent drown unwanted kittens or puppies, and you might not like the answer.
Today, though, pets are an integral part o