Monday, July 23, 2012
Mr. Holstein Guest Blogs
Hello Humans! I am Mr. Holstein. Mom left her computer open so I have decided to take over her blog today. You may wonder how I am able to type, I ask you to suspend your disbelief during the duration of this blog.
You may wonder what a cat has to blog about. Life is not just about catnaps and kitty treats (although those are quite important). We felines are concerned about social topics just as you Homo sapiens are. You just don't realize it because so very few of you speak cat.
I am very concerned about the genocide you humans are waging on my kind. Some of you humans are responsible owners and get us spayed and neutered. Some of you humans don't, which leads us to breed uncontrollably. According to statistics I found on the cater-net just two feral cats (the wild offspring of domestic cats) can quickly become 2,000. In fact, the feline reproduction statistics are staggering. Two uncontrolled breeding cats produce: Two litters a year, at a survival rate of 2.8 kittens per litter. Continued breeding will produce 12 cats the first year, 66 cats the second year, 2,201 cats in the third year, 3,822 cats in the fourth year, 12,680 cats in the fifth year, and on and on . . .
This prolific breeding lands millions of my fellow felines in animal shelters. My friends, the canines, also end up in animal shelters as well. It is estimated only half of us get adopted (check out the stats). Why do you do this to us? We are all good kitties (the jury is still out on the dogs, though). We just want a home where we can be petted, fed, and given the occasional kitty treat. Is that too much to ask?
I plead with you, please stop killing my fellow cats. Get your cats fixed. If you don't have a cat and can responsibly bring one of us home, would you please consider it? You will save a life and gain a great furry purry friend.
I think I hear Mom coming - I better go.