Book Buddies is a program where children volunteer to read books to sheltered cats. Cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing, children with conditions like autism can improve in their reading.
For years, whenever his mother, Katie, tried to get Colby to read, it usually ended in tears and a tantrum. “He’d get himself so frustrated and upset. He’d cry, ‘I can’t do this, I don’t want to, I’m dumb and I’m stupid.’”
Soon after Colby began reading to the cats, his report card went up two grades.
Feline Supremacist Propaganda
My 8-year-old cat got in his very first fight this AM. We were out for our coffee and this big white and grey floof came outta nowhere then left in a hurry, leaving behind a few tufts of fur.
Good boy, Henry! He seems fine, I’m still a little rattled – cat fights happen fast!
You weren’t going to do anything today anyway.
Sweet dreams, little one.
Looks like WP scaled down the GIF for the preview, messed up the quality. Click through to the full-sized pic, it’s worth it. A top-notch ‘Awww’!
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Since its founding 25 years ago, The Cat House on the Kings has saved over 24,000 cats and 7,000 dogs (not counting the 40,000 animals we have spayed and neutered!) and currently cares for more than 700 cats and kittens, a dozen or so dogs and a handful of peacocks.
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