Most pet lovers are aware by now that February is National Responsible Pet Owners Month. But some may wonder exactly what it means to be a responsible pet owner. I found it easier to describe ways NOT to be a responsible cat owner to help those with questions.
Many of us who weave our lives around our cats prefer to call ourselves pet parents, rather than pet owners, as we consider our cats to be members of our family. You may or may not find yourself in one or more of the descriptions of irresponsible cat owners. You may or may not disagree with my choices. But if you are curious enough to read further, you'll find a program with all the ingredients necessary to be a responsible cat parent. You will then experience a long, meaningful bond with one or more of the critters we all care so much for.
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