Today is National Cat Day here in the United States. Who knew? I have had cats my whole life and never knew such a day existed, but now we know. This day was created by Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, in 2005 “to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their life for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.” Since its inception, it has helped save the lives of more than one million cats. Canada celebrates National Cat Day as well, but they celebrate it on August 8th.
Here are some things you can do to help celebrate your feline friends and to honor the day:
- Adopt a cat or kitten
- Volunteer at a local animal shelter
- Donate to a local animal shelter
- Watch cat or kitten videos
- Make your own cat video
- Stock up on catnip and kitty treats
- Give your kitties a new toy
- Dine with your kitties
- If you cat likes to go for a walk, walk the cat instead of walking the dog
- Pamper your cat.
But my best way to celebrate our favorite felines is to give them lots and lots of love and attention. Showering them with lots of love is always the purrfect way to show them how special they are. Otis and Nicodemus know they are well loved, and like Vinnie, they have complete rule of the house. Larry and I are just lucky enough to be able to share their house with them; and the bed.
Otis and Nicodemus are litter mates, and have always been together. This is when we first brought them home, back in 2016. They were only about 6 months old here.
They LOVE their tree house.
They love to cuddle with each other.
Daddy and the kids.
Otis is caught off guard.
Nicky is cooling off in the sink.
Enough with the pictures already Mom. We need to get our beauty rest now.
It is always a purrfect day when you have kitties to love.