Menandcats.com reader Nick submitted this lovely photo of him and his cat, Chiko, and says this is “Chiko demanding transportation.” Thanks, Nick! What a cute cat! Good thing he has his own human to transport him around.
This user-submitted update comes from Cats Protection in the UK. I am sure women (and men) in the U.S. also appreciate cat-loving men!
From Cats Protection:
We thought you would be interested to see the results of our research at UK feline charity Cats Protection. The research found that women think cat-loving men possess many qualities they find attractive when looking for love so men who want to improve their chances with the ladies should consider palling up with a feline friend to help attract a partner.
The research found that six in 10 women across the UK think men who own cats are more caring, making them more appealing as a partner. And far from being seen as wimpy, cat ownership appears to be a manly quality as just 27% of women think cat-owning men are soppy.
The research also found that:
• 48% of women think having a cat enhances human relationships
• 42% of women think men who own cats are more loving and 44% think men who own cats are kinder
• Amongst both men and women, the middle-aged (45-54 year olds) are more likely to see the benefit of cat ownership in a relationship with 50% believing a cat in the house improves relationships
Men (or women) wishing to adopt a cat can visit the charity’s website at www.cats.org.uk or call the charity’s helpline on 03000 12 12 12 to find out more.
I happened to stumble across this photo of Gram Parsons recently and noticed there’s a cat in the background. I have a little obsession with Gram and refer to him as my “dead rockstar pretend boyfriend” so, if you’re not familiar with his music, do yourself a big favor and check it out.
How could I have been remiss in not posting anything on this website about Pete the Cat? My son is a huge fan of the Pete the Cat book “I love my white shoes“, and I enjoy it as well. There’s even a song to go along with the book, and wonderful illustrations of a laid-back cat whose attitude is “It’s all good.” My favorite illustration is the cat drinking a cup of coffee.
So this is a nice post about the artist (James Dean) behind Pete, and how there was a real Pete the Cat who inspired James. Apparently James has five cats! So if you haven’t read the Pete the Cat book yet, check it out. It’s all good.