In her whimsical hit Opposites Attract, Paula Abdul found out what a joy it was to have her very own "MC Kat": "She makes the bed, And he steals the covers; She likes it neat, And he makes a mess." Having a pet really is like entering a relationship, one filled with unconditional love and lots of patience. In Mecklenburg County, there are approximately 225 animals waiting for adoption. The Humane Society of Charlotte attempts matchmaking of sorts with its Big Dog/Cool Cat Day. Here's your chance to meet that socialized and spayed or neutered pet of your dreams to curl up with on a cold night, an uncritical listener for all your problems and someone who'll get you started toward achieving your #1 New Year's resolution -- working out. Come to Big Dog/Cool Cat Day at the Humane Society, 2700 Toomey Avenue, today from 9am to 5pm. Experience what Paula already knows. Ahhhhh, life is good. For more information visit www.clthumane.org.