Showing Cats Love for Valentine’s Day by Being Responsible with Spay/Neuter

Having your cat spayed or neutered is the responsible way to help reduce cat over population and will help make sure your cat is happier and healthier.

It’s great when male and female cats get along, but it’s even better if they are spayed and neutered!

While Valentine’s Day is typically thought of in terms of red roses, hearts, chocolates, and romantic forays between lovers, I think of it in not only those terms, but  in terms of responsibility. Honestly, what better gift of love than helping to ensure cat overpopulation does not continue to escalate by practicing responsible spay/neuter? Maybe then, shelters and rescues that are overflowing with cats and kittens would have a better chance of having them all adopted into loving furever homes.

Cats that have distinguishing heart shaped markings

While Harley is now an angel, she will always be my Valentine girl. Just look at that beautiful heart shaped bib of hers!

And all those outdoor community cats – by utilizing TNRM efforts (Trap, Neuter, Return, and Manage) –  not only do colony numbers stabilize or reduce, but cats that are spayed and neutered are healthier, with far less negative behavioral issues, such as territorial spraying and loud yowling.

I also measure Valentine’s Day by trying to find the beauty and love all around us – whether it is the love between friends, family, or our feline companions. The kind of love that doesn’t cost a single penny, but brings invaluable joy – such as a kind word, a compliment, a smile, or a helping hand. Here are some of my favorite cat images that inspire that intangible kind of love. Some of  them are classic favorites that have been shared before and some are new.

Cats can happily and easily get along in a multi-cat family

Mia and Peanut snuggle in a heart shape of sibling love!

A father cat and his kitten remain bonded through life.

Mia has been head-over-heels in love with her papa Zee since she was a kitten.

Cats that have distinguishing heart shape markings

It’s hard to see in this picture, but if you look closely, you will notice Jazmine has a heart shape on her back left paw.

A mother cat and her kitten bond

Zoey as a proud mama seven years ago with her son Rolz. This picture is the essence of everything love is and the message is universal.

Cats can fall in love for life

Zee & Zoey have been a couple since 2008 and remain in love to this day.

Rescue cats that live happily together in the same multicat home.

Kizmet & Jazmine have been best buds since they first met in 2014.

Cats that have distinguishing heart shaped markings

If you look closely, you can see Zee’s nose is a perfectly shaped heart!

Cats in a multicat home can share love and friendship

Kizmet pats his brother Rolz in a simple gesture of friendship…

Even when our cats pass on, we keep them in our hearts and always remember them.

My angel, Mr. Jazz will always remain in my heart as my Valentine boy…

A happy cat parent shares the love of her cats in a multicat home

I love my cats, but somehow I think the feeling is mutual!

That’s just some of the love in my house – can you find the love around yours – whether it be the surprise of finding a heart on the tip of his nose or the bib of her fur? Whatever it is, I invite you to share your thoughts on the love around you. Happy Valentine’s Day to all creatures, great and small, and may your day be filled with peace, joy, purrs,  kindness, and responsibility…

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For more stories about love, please consider reading this sweet post:

Zee & Zoey – A Purrfectly Comfortable Love Story

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  1. Sue Brandes says:

    Beautiful. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  2. What beautiful pictures and what lovely thoughts. HAPPY ST. VALENTINE’S DAY! to you and yours. Love & purrs, always.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

  3. Penelope says:

    Have a Happy Valentines Day dear furrends!
    Kisses
    Nellie

  4. Kitties Blue says:

    Deb, What an exquisite post showing so much kitty love. The photos are beautiful and embellished purrfectly. So thoughtful! It’s Saturday, and I just turned my CB Calendar page to see Peanut, Mia and Rolz. Nice that I’ll get to enjoy their adorable faces for two days. Hope Valentine’s Day was filled with lots of human and kitty love, Janet and Kitties Blue

  5. Happy Calendar Cat weekend to Rolz, Mia and Peanut.

  6. Maggie says:

    It’s lovely to see your cats on the Cats of the CB calendar this weekend.
    Beautiful pictures for Valentine’s Day.

  7. Rosemary says:

    Each picture is a work of art!

  8. RumpyDog! says:

    Absolutely agree!
    I hope you guys had a wonderful Valentines Day!

  9. Lovely pictures <3
    Hope you had a pawsome Valentine´s Day !

    XOXO

  10. Those are lovely pictures ! Happy Valentine’s Day ! Purrs

  11. Sue Brandes says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day.

  12. Ingrid King says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day – wonderful photos!

  13. Brian Frum says:

    Y’all look so amazing! Happy Valentines Day sweet friends from all of us!!!

  14. So much beauty and love in this post! The pictures are all precious. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and all your beautiful furries!

  15. Marg says:

    Happy Valentine’s day to all of you from all of us. Have a great day.

  16. Annabelle says:

    Just beautiful photography oh my!!
    Happy Valentine’s Day.
    #sundayselfies
    Annabelle,Boo,Ping, and Mr Jinx

  17. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! Your cards are terrific and I hope that you all get lots of love and treats!

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

  18. Flynn says:

    Your photos are beautiful. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!

  19. Ellen Pilch says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I love these photos. The last one is great- how do you manage to get so many in one shot?

  20. Just Ducky says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day.