I'm Lilly Bug, a female calico cat living in Jefferson City, TN and I want to share my adventures with you. Plus, I share other cat information too. I live with my daddy hooman, Steve. Steve is a Christian Blogger at CourageousChristianFather.com. I also live with my momma hooman Heather, she is a Christian Blogger too at simplyspokn.wordpress.com. Plus let's not forget my brother cat, Joel the Brave who also blogs with me at 2 Cats and a Blog.
National Cat Day. Another man made holiday for cats. Actually this is to raise awareness for homeless cats and for people to adopt a cat. I am a cat person all the way.
Our Daddy hooman wrote about this day.
National Cat Day
This day was founded as a way to bring awareness to the number of homeless cats in 2005. National Cat Day, celebrated on October 29th, every year in the United States. The day is supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a nonprofit organization which also works to encourage pet adoption. Here are some other cat days. International Cat Day, August 8th,created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. World Cat Day, celebrated on 17 February in much of Europe and on 1 March in Russia.
Many think of dogs as loyal, love-filled companions, and cats as cute beasts that tolerate us – but we might have to rethink that a little. According to new research, cats can get just as bonded to their human friends as dogs do.
This may not come as a huge surprise to those who live with cat companions, but it suggests two important things. Firstly, it looks like we’ve underestimated the depth of the bond cats can form with their people. Additionally, it shows that dogs don’t have a monopoly on secure social bonding with Homo sapiens.
The Zika virus became a widespread concern for travelers beginning in the spring of 2016. Travelers were warned not to visit certain areas, notably tropical climates, deemed vulnerable to Zika outbreaks. #Zika #ZikaVirus
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention says that Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected
Aedes aegypti mosquito. While many people can overcome a Zika infection,
it’s particularly dangerous to pregnant women and their fetuses and
women who hope to become pregnant. Infection during pregnancy can cause
certain birth defects that affect the fetus’s brain.
Since the Zika virus garnered international attention, certain areas in North America have been affected, including Florida and New York. Zika has understandably raised concern about the impact the virus can have should it spread even further. While the illness is usually mild, with symptoms such as fever, aches and pains lasting as little as one week, pet owners are unsure if the virus poses a threat to their four-legged friends.
International Homeless Animals Day – A day to help tell the world you will not tolerate the senseless killing of animals because there is not enough good homes for them. #IHAD #InternationalHomelessAnimalsDay #HomelessAnimalsDay
Founded by Helen Jones, ISAR (INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS) on August 15, 1992. The purpose of this day is solemnly dedicated to keeping the issue of dog and cat overpopulation before the public until victory is achieved and humane societies can return to their purpose of preventing suffering instead of being exhausted by ceaseless killing.
Join us and let the world know we will not tolerate the senseless killing that continues to take the lives of innocent dogs, cats, puppies and kittens simply because there are not enough good homes for them.
ISAR’s 28th Annual International Homeless Animals’ Day® (IHAD®) Will be Observed on Saturday, August 19, 2019
On International Homeless Animals’ Day, Saturday, August 19, 2019, animal advocates and organizations from throughout the United States and on 6 continents will unite to shed light on dog and cat overpopulation through various activities including free and low-cost spay/neuter clinics, adoption events, and educational/awareness activities.
Clear the Shelters – Hundreds of animals across East Tennessee are looking for a forever home. Many NBC and Telemundo owned stations are partnering with local animal shelters to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide push to encourage pet adoption. #CleartheShelters
One such local NBC Stations is 10News (WBIR) – Knoxville, TN.
This will be the fifth annual adoption drive will raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption, and the overcrowding issues that local animal shelters typically experience in the summer because of spring litters.
World Lion Day – A Day to honor the “Big Cat” feline the Lion. #LionDay #WorldLionDay #Lions
Not World Lyin’ Day! Just saying … Roar!
World Lion Day
This day is held annually on August 10. It has been celebrated since 2013 by Rae Kokeš and David Youldon from the African Lion & Environmental Research Trust (ALERT).
Maybe take the family and go to the zoo and see some Lions, the King of the Jungle.
“I was not the lion, but it fell upon me to give the lion’s roar”
Winston Churchill, politician, 1874-1965
World Lion Day was created to act as an awareness-building vehicle. The campaign aims to highlight the plight of African and Asiatic lion whilst also demonstrating our shared global heritage of the species. The lion plays a significant role biologically, culturally, symbolically, economically and more. It is hoped that the recognition of the species’ worldwide importance will result in more active conservation worldwide also.1
Did you know there are lions in the Bible? One example is Daniel and the Lion’s Den. Check out Daniel 6.
79-year-old Ohio woman sentenced to 10 days in jail for feeding stray cats – In Garfield Heights, OH, yes Garfield, like the cat, it is illegal to feed stray animals such as stray cats or stray dogs, according to ordinance 505.23. That is where Nancy Segula, 79 year old woman lives. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail for feeding stray cats.
Where she has been feeding stray cats for some two years now, as she received her first citation in 2017. Total she’s has received a total of four citations—with the latest one requiring her to appear before a magistrate last week. He sentenced her to 10 days in the Cuyahoga County Jail.
“I couldn’t believe what my mother was telling me. She gets 10 days in the county jail, I couldn’t believe it, I’m sure people hear about the things that happen downtown in that jail. And they are going to let my 79-year-old mother go there?”
Dave Pawlowski, Segula’s son
She is expected to report to the jail on August 11, 2019.