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Yoga with Cats

Image: Homeward Bound Pet Shelter/Facebook

Maybe instead of downward dog, that should be called downward cat!

We know that cats are very limber creatures so perhaps it's natural that they'd belong in a yoga studio.

Last week, no-kill animal shelter Homeward Bound partnered with Yoga at Connie's of Decatur, Illinois to raise awareness for the cat adoption month of June, and perhaps even find new homes for some of the shelter's cats.

"Now, no screaming if a cat jumps on you," said studio owner Connie Pease, who led the human-cat yoga class last week. "The ones that were really active really made the class a lot of fun. They jumped on the students and kissed them. One had their butt in my face, but we had so much fun with them."

The whole thing got started when a 12-year-old cat named Oreo jumped on shelter volunteer Jeanette Skaluba's shoulder when she was doing yoga. "Cats rule the internet," Skaluba told Herald & Review, so why not see if they can also bring some fun into a yoga class, raise some funds and perhaps find some of them a new home.

"A lot of people find shelters depressing, Skaluba told The Dodo, "By taking the cats to something like a yoga class, people have the opportunity to see and interact with them outside the shelter. It gives these cats exposure and shows their personality. I think people can envision these pets in their home easier because they're outside the shelter."

Now isn't that just meow-nificent?

Via Bored Panda

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

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