Today is National Cat Day: Let's CelebratePublished October 27, 2009
Today, October 29, is a very important and special day in the lives of cat lovers. I actually am thinking of recommending to the powers that be that this extraordinary occasion should be considered to gain the status of a legal holiday making it easier for us to spend the entire day lounging around, pampering our beloved pussycats. Of course I am referring to National Cat Day which is celebrated annually on this date.
So I am boldly ready to initiate a movement to make October 29 a national holiday. The reasons I am considering taking such drastic action is to make it far easier and less stressful for cat lovers to take the day off openly without having to invent little white lies, or offering up some lame excuses for our absence from work. While this is a lovely fantasy, the likelihood of this happening is slim to none, so what else can we do the honor our adorable felines and make the day even more special for them?
We can plan to set aside extra time pampering our kitties by giving them a new toy and playing with them. It goes without saying that presenting them with a few delicious, nutritious treats will meet with great delight. How about some luscious fresh cat nip to round out the evening?
We can help promote cat adoptions: It is very helpful to talk to people who may be considering a pet about the joys of being owned by a feline. We can also spend time spreading the word about how older cats make such wonderful pets since they are frequently easier to care for than those rowdy and rambunctious kittens. Anyway, kittens are adopted very quickly while the more mature cats are often overlooked.
We can also make a commitment to get involved in the welfare and protection of felines. Volunteer at a shelter; spread the word about the importance of neutering and spaying; take action in local and national political issues in which we are passionately interested.
It is a cinch to buy several extra cans of cat food and a couple of bags of cat litter at the supermarket and donate it to our local shelters. Additionally, shelters always have a need for new cat toys, litter boxes, and other feline related equipment.
If considering adopting a kitty, visit a local shelter or adoption agency today.
Let's show off our love for cats by proudly wearing one of our best cat t-shirts or wear that beautiful feline-themed jewelry. If we all get involved, even if it doesn't reach legal holiday status, we can make National Cat Day both fun and meaningful for cats.
Hubble will be celebrating by dragging his favorite scratch-toy out once again since it is impregnated with his favorite: Cosmic Catnip.
What are you planning to do to celebrate this most auspicious event? Tell us in a comment.