The holidays are a joyous time for us humans — decorations, parties, gifts and special traditions. We spend more time with our family and friends, celebrating with lots of laughter and, of course, too much food. Celebrations are so much fun, and we eagerly await them every year.
Our fifth photo contest was just as much fun as the first four! We received nearly 2,000 entries, and we loved looking at each and every one of them. With our readers’ help, we narrowed it down to these three winners:
A study published in July in the journal PLOS ONE investigated how cats might have adapted to get along with others by looking at the hormone levels, gut microbiomes and social behaviors of shelter cats living in groups. Here’s the scoop.
The 2022 Cat Advocate of the Year is F.O.R.W.A.R.D., based in Indianapolis, Indiana. F.O.R.W.A.R.D. pairs cats and kittens (some with behavioral or medical challenges) with incarcerated individuals who provide daily care, medical care and companionship.
For feline lovers and enthusiasts, cat hair is a fact of life. There are countless T-shirts and mugs with cute sayings like “Everything tastes better with cat hair in it” or “No outfit is complete without cat hair.” Yes, cats shed, but it’s a small price to pay for the love and happiness they bring us.