Yes, June is indeed Adopt-A-Cat Month®. You can check that out at americanhumane.org. Maybe we were absent from school the day they taught about that. Or maybe Adopt-A-Cat month wasn’t created until recently and we’re getting the news late. No one around here knew about it until a week ago when a friend who loves cats told us.
Although we at Critical Pages don’t plan to adopt a cat, we’ll certainly appreciate all month long anyone who does. The feline pictured here is from the comic strip, Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley. The cat’s name is Bucky, a clever but often annoyed animal who enjoys insulting his amiable, simple and non-confrontational housemate, a dog named Satchel, and his owner, Rob. We nominated Bucky as the iconic figure for Adopt-A-Cat month because he’s not cute. Unfortunately, we have to report that regular fresh comic strips of Get Fuzzy ceased in 2013 and reruns took over. If you like a certain kind of quirky wry humor, the reruns are as fresh as the original strips.
americanhumane does lots of good work and we’re happy to spread the word about Adopt-A-Cat Month®. If you want cute, here’s an image from americanhumane.org