If you know me at all, you know that I love cats. I love dogs, too. Always have. As a matter of fact, I just love animals, generally-speaking. However, in the last few years I grown particularly fond of cats. There's something about their occasional non-chalance, but usually loving companionship that I've found to be sincerely emotionally healing. Coming home to see your quiet companion calmly waiting for you (unless they're really hungry) can be a peaceful way to end your day.

I also love that even if you are a dedicated dog-lover, there are many cats who make for great companions for dogs, too. (Depending on the cat...and the dog, for that matter.) Why not consider adding one of these delightful/funny/calming/curious creatures to your life?

Now is a great time to do it. June is "Adopt-a-Cat" month, after all. As a matter of fact, save the date: Saturday, June 29th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Starnes Animal Clinic, at 6622 S. Broadway Ave in Tyler. They're teaming up with vendors and local rescue groups to find forever homes for many adorable kittens and cats who want to come home with their new loving guardian. Stop by the clinic and meet your potential new friend!