Monday, October 10, 2016
Our Cappy: Purrfect Together
by Joan Stewart Smith, Guest Blogger
Before our beloved cat came into our home, it was my teenage son who chose him over a cacophony of cats at the pet adoption center. He named this gentle tuxedo cat “Capulet” because he’d just acted in a youth production of “Romeo and Juliet,” playing Juliet’s tyrannical father. But the only tyrannical thing about our sweet-natured Cappy was the hold he soon had on our hearts.
It’s tough being a teenager. Because my son didn’t grow up with siblings, he faced a learning curve adapting to a willful fellow creature, as cats will be cats. Cappy was going through his own issues, suddenly facing a strange new world without his previous owner. But soon their relationship flourished.
They say that 80 percent of cat parents believe they can interpret their kitty’s meows. When our very vocal Cappy calls out, my son knows exactly what he wants. Each time that happens, I am reminded that he chose the perfect cat for our family.
Another fun Meow Mix Cat Stat...
Create your own Meowsterpiece, like the oil painting at the top of this post which I created with a photo I took of Cappy. In honor of Pet Wellness Month and Black Cat Awareness Month, it's so easy to show your kitty how much they're loved by creating this wonderful free cat lover's keepsake.
About the Author
Joan Stewart Smith loves cats and is a married mom of a son who will soon be starting the college application process. As a highly creative talent, she heads Stewart Communications, an independent consultancy specializing in PR, marketing communications, social media, and writing. During her career, she has promoted products and services for clients ranging from fast-growing startups to established Fortune 100 companies, as well as PR and advertising agencies. Previously, she was a vice president at a leading high tech PR agency in Los Angeles. Joan holds a B.A. in English and Journalism from San Jose State University and studied in the UCLA Department of Information Studies. Follow Joan on Twitter.
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