Can your cat teach a disaster preparedness lesson?
Looking at adorable cat pictures on the Internet may be a bit of a national obsession, and the American Public Health Association is looking to tap into that feline fascination through a new disaster preparedness contest.
The APHA launched the Get Ready Preparedness Cats Photo Contest, with the winner gaining a spot in an APHA calendar. The idea is to take a picture of a cat that makes you say “aw” and also offers a lesson about being prepared for disasters, in a style somewhat inspired by those furry beasts at the website I Can Has Cheezburger.
The APHA suggests picking themes such as having enough water stored, driving in a disaster or having a disaster plan and then figuring out how to illustrate it with your cat. The APHA posted several of its own creations on a website featuring such characters as “Thirsty Cat,” “Map Cat” and “Flashlight Cat.”
Absent from the site was “Hiding in a Closet during the Storm Cat,” “Hey, That Tuna Was for Me Cat” and “Just Threw Up on the New Sofa Cat.”
For more info on the contest, go to getreadyforflu.org/ catphotocontest.htm.
Sure you have cute cat pictures ... but do they have a disaster preparedness lesson to teach?