10 Reasons for Cats to Celebrate "Take Your Dog to Work Day"

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- THE COMFY SOFA, My House, -- June 24, 2011, marks the 13th annual National Take Your Dog to Work Day. CAT Stanley, the CATalyst Council's official spokescat, offers the following 10 reasons why cats should celebrate this day as well:

  1. Your midday nap will not be interrupted by incessant, frenzied yapping sparked by the mail carrier's arrival. Or a squirrel in the yard. Or the wind blowing the tree leaves. Or absolutely nothing at all.
  2. Getting the couch all to yourself. Enough said.
  3. A respite from the tedious licking. (I mean, really…if they're going to lick, at least they could make themselves useful and groom something.)
  4. No sliding in the drool puddles left behind on the tile floor.
  5. No mile-wide water spills around the dog bowl.
  6. You'll finally get to eat your own food. All of it. No sharing.
  7. No "I get to go outside and you don't…nyah, nyah, nyah."
  8. A rare opportunity to use the dog bed as a scratching post. Or litterbox – it's your choice.
  9. Being spared the humiliation of the most base of all canine greetings: the infamous and oh-so-annoying Butt Sniff. How uncivilized.
  10. Finally, peace and quiet when nature calls, and no fear of some crazy canine with questionable culinary habits raiding the litterbox when you're finished.

"Felines of the world, unite! Free yourselves from canine tyranny, if only for one day!" CAT Stanley said. "I must offer one caution, however: You must remember that if the dog is at work with your person, you can no longer frame the dog for any of your transgressions. Tread carefully, my fine feline friends, and taste the sweet nectar of freedom…and once the day is done, start counting down for next year."

Dr. Jane Brunt, executive director of the CATalyst Council, offered her own advice for cat owners.

"While Friday isn't 'Take Your Cat to Work Day,' why not make it your very own 'Spoil Your Cat After Work Day,' with extra playtime or a special treat when you get home from work?" Dr. Brunt said. "And while you may not be able to bring your cat to work with you and your dog, you can—and should—bring her with you to the veterinarian at least once a year for regular veterinary check-ups. If you really want to pamper your cat, make sure to schedule a 'Take Your Cat to The Vet Day.' By providing the same level of veterinary care for you cat as you do for your dog, you'll help her live the happiest, healthiest life possible."

CAT Stanley began his career in Denver, one of CATalyst Council's Top Ten U.S. Cat Friendly Cities. As a kitten, he was relinquished to Colorado's largest animal care and control agency, the Dumb Friends League. A fractured jaw required surgery and external fixation to stabilize the fracture so it could heal. After several months of loving care in his foster home, he returned to the shelter where he was adopted by Dr. Jane Brunt, Executive Director of the CATalyst Council. After joining her feline family in Maryland, CAT Stanley knew he was destined for stardom as the "spokescat" for CATalyst Council- where all cats are valued and cared for as pets. His appearances at major U.S. animal health conferences have provided much "pawsitive" press and have made him an overnight sensation!  In his spare time he enjoys travel and boating.

For more information on CAT Stanley, including how he got his name, visit his section in the CATalyst Council web site at

http://www.catalystcouncil.org/resources/health_welfare/cat_stanley/index.aspx.

SOURCE CATalyst Council



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