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Announcing a new, exciting way for you and your awesome cat to win a MyThreeCats.com shopping spree – enter
our Fill in the Blank, Best Thing About My Cat Contest!
Enter right Meow to win a $50.00 MyThreeCats.com shopping spree!  Winner will be chosen by random drawing.  To be eligible, please take the following three easy steps:  (1) click to our Facebook page; (2) find the campaign ad and enter your Fill in the Blank post; (3)  click here to our home page, scroll to the bottom and enter your email address at our Newsletter Sign up.  The Winner must complete all three steps.  Hurry!  Deadline for entry is midnight on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

The winning entry will be announced on our Blog and our Facebook sites on Thursday, September 7, 2017.  Be on the look out as well for an email announcement!

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A sincere thank you from us and of course, the cats. 

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Evolution of Top Cat Names: Today versus 2007

Judging from the top cat names posted here, cat lovers are still using traditional names (like Tiger; Simba and Felix) as well as contemporary names (such as Chewie; Luna and Bacon) to christen their newly adopted cats.  Check out the 2017 Top Cat Name chart, then check out the information below it to see how cat names have changed over the past ten years! (Reference to 2017 chart:  findcatnames.com)  (Reference to 2007 list:  Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)) 2017-top-cat-names

Now, check out these top names given to the Nation’s kitties in 2007:

Top 2007 10 Male Cat Names

  1. Max
  2. Tigger
  3. Tiger
  4. Smokey
  5. Oliver
  6. Simba
  7. Shadow
  8. Buddy
  9. Sam
  10. Sammy

Top 2007 Female Cat Names

  1. Chloe
  2. Lucy
  3. Cleo
  4. Princess
  5. Angel
  6. Molly
  7. Kitty
  8. Samantha
  9. Misty
  10. Missy

Humane Society Pic

Here’s Jane Marcus, of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, pictured with a new shelter cat!  Can you tell Jane likes cats?

This little guy, whose name is Furlington, has beautiful black fur that was badly matted when he arrived.  The kind shelter folks shaved him so his fur would grow back and transform him into his natural, handsome self.  Furlington is available for adoption now!

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Hug Your Cat – And Live Longer

Researchers at the University of Minnesota found that people without felines were 30 to 40 percent more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than those without cats.    No protective effect of dogs as domestic pets was observed.

Over 4,000 people were surveyed about pet ownership and risk factors.  Dr. Adnan Qureshi, stroke expert at the University, said of the cat-dog differential, “We don’t understand this completely – it’s probably not a coincidence.”

I think we can help answer this phenomenon pretty easily.

Cats are creatures of peace and tranquility.  They sleep on average 16 hours a day, they are generally quiet and they purr.  They follow us around like we’re the pied piper, quietly observing us as we go about our daily activities.   They force us to stay on the couch a bit longer as they purr away on our laps.  Many have an uncanny sense of when we’re arriving back home, waiting in the window sill until we appear, then meowing and bumping up against our legs with a friendly hello.

Some are very conversational, wanting to tell us how their day went.  Their meows are generally very pleasant and sweet.  If they are hungry they tell us politely.   If they are sick, their observant humans will know by the change in their habits or behaviors, but not because they complain.

These are just some of the ways they affect our lives in a calming, positive way.

So……give your favorite feline a big hug and enjoy them every minute you can!  You may just add some years to your life in the process.