August 17th is Black Cat Appreciation Day
After more than 37 years in the field of cat behavior, I’m still amazed at the wrong information people believe about cats. There are a number of people who hate, fear or simply don’t understand cats and as a result, they continue to spread the false information about these beautiful, loving, intelligent furry companions. Of course, not everyone has to like cats but when people make decisions to distance themselves from these animals based on myths and inaccurate information, everyone loses – both feline and human.
There are also the people who claim to like or love cats but are convinced they’re not trainable. As a result, cats end up living in stressful conditions, are relinquished to shelters, turned into outdoor cats or, even worse, euthanized. I meet so many people who have no clue cats are trainable.