Are your kiddos asking for a pet for your home. Yes, having a dog or cat is a great bonding time for the kids. It's a great chance to teach them responsibility. When my daughter was growing up we had all sorts of pets throughout her time living at home.

Some of them I still have. When she moved to Dallas originally she did not want to haul a pet with her. I was ok with that. I was not ready to give up Cinnamon, Chipper or Twilight. After a few years she wanted someone to come home to every day. We talked and decided that with her lifestyle and never being home that a cat was the way to go.

I really wish this was an option at that time. The Amarillo Area Management & Welfare has announced a reduction of price right now on adoptions of cats. They have a lot of cute cats and kittens to choose from. So if you are looking for one to bring home now is the best time.

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Not only will you get the cat or kitten for your family but you will get all the other perks of a normal adoption. For that $5 you will get your cat spayed or neutered, you will get all the vaccinations up to date. Oh and you will have them microchipped as well. A huge savings if you were to price that out.

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Trust me I know. My daughter ended up rescuing a new born kitten off the streets and gave her a home. So we had to pay all of those and trust me these $5 adoptions are great.

Why do cats have whiskers? Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? And answers to 47 other kitty questions:

Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? Why do they have whiskers? Cats, and their undeniably adorable babies known as kittens, are mysterious creatures. Their larger relatives, after all, are some of the most mystical and lethal animals on the planet. Many questions related to domestic felines, however, have perfectly logical answers. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions related to kittens and cats, and the answers cat lovers are looking for.