International Cat Day 08•08•19


Move over rabbits. Step aside dogs. Today we celebrate lovable felines everywhere! As we all know, we live in a cat’s world, which means everyday is cat day, and that is how it should be.  ; ) Tomorrow they will be just as ready for undivided attention and adoration because, why not? That in mind, here are 8 cool cat things that represent the multifaceted feline and our obsession with all things cat.

1). Cat Day(s). It’s great to have a day to celebrate cats – whether to raise awareness or just remind people how wonderful cats are. Or should I say days? Actually there are three – February 22 (Cat Day), August 8 (International Cat Day) and October 29 (National Cat Day). For the record, International Dog Day is Monday, August 26th. But go ahead and celebrate cats that day, too. They wouldn’t have it any other way! ; )

2). Cat People. Omg if we don’t give huge recognition to the folks who are selflessly dedicated to finding these cute fur balls furever homes, then we are missing the point. Let’s start with a round of applause for Cat Welfare and Cozy Cat Cottage, two really great rescue organizations that make such a huge difference in the lives of so many cats. Thank you isn’t really enough, so how about we dig in our pockets and find some extra coin to help them keep doing what they do. Volunteering also helps, as does adoption. We also appreciate all of the vet techs who’s often thankless efforts keep our kittos safe and healthy!

3). Cat Memes. Cat person or not, we can all agree that cat memes are some of the best out there. And they’re universal – everyone gets the joke and appreciates the humor. They will catch you every time on Facebook or Instagram as it’s constantly entertaining to scroll through, especially when you need a little pick me up. In fact, here is a list of the 100 funniest cat memes ever. Have fun.

4). Cat Food. Ok everyone, stop multitasking and listen up – this is something you need in your cats life. We all want our cats to be healthy and happy, right? Well, even though we try to do the best with their diets, sometimes even name brand, grain free pet foods miss the mark. Remember how some of these trusted products have been causing health issues recently? Great news — there’s a better option! Pet Wants Powell is a pet food company dedicated to “small batch, slow cooked, all natural pet food.” Yes, you did hear me right. And they deliver!! We have Shawn and Rebecca Moore to thank for this cat life saver, so give it a try and drop me a note on your results. I honestly just found out about it myself, so I will be reporting back as well.

5). Cat Beds. Most every cat has at least one – the quintessential spot they covet for comfort and surveying their surroundings — but do they have this one? Call me crazy but ever since it showed up in an Insta Ad I’ve been mesmerized! It’s the Marshmallow Cat Bed — have you seen it, too? Oh my goodness it looks soooo cozy – almost hypnotic. I find myself getting sleepy every time I see it! Anyway, I normally wouldn’t promote something sight unseen, but Butters the Bean seemed really happy in this YouTube video, so I think it’s worth a try. That said, if you are looking for a way to pamper your own cat or need a great gift idea for the cat person who has everything, I would say done and done!

6). Cat Cafe. If I told you that say, on your lunch hour you could enjoy a lovely coffee, some Pattycake baked goods and an adorable assortment of affectionate and playful cats for a mere $10 fee, how long would it take you to make a reservation with Eat Purr Love Cat Cafe? I know, right? Having a bad day? Not anymore. It is a proven fact that petting and playing with cats lowers stress, reduces blood pressure and releases endorphins. So go. Oh and did I mention they have Yogatos (Yoga + Cats), too? See you there!

7). Cat Clothes. And accessories. Cat lovers wear their hearts on their sleeves – literally. You can spot a cat person a mile away because they often keep several cat fashion items in their wardrobe, and love those most. While this applies to women more than men, there’s a plethora of options from blouses, to jewelry and even cute handbags. How adorable is this cardigan from Modcloth? Of course, we can also tell each other apart by the random cat fur that becomes part of our attire, but more often than not it doesn’t matter how many pairs of cat socks we have because there is no such thing as too many!

8). Cat Sitter. That’s me, of course!! I’m not above a little shameless self promotion because I really do work hard trying to increase the quality of cat lives, one cat at a time. Here’s the thing: as I have learned about cats through all the wonderful ones I have met, I really appreciate their uniqueness. But one thing that they all have in common is a love of comfort, and that is where I come in. Finding the ‘sweet spot’ in the thing that makes one cat happy from the next is really my jam, and sometimes keeps me up at night (in a good way!). Happy to tell you alllll about it, but set aside some time if you don’t mind ; )

So there you have it. This is really just the tip of the iceberg – I know there are so many more cat related things that I haven’t covered. Which is why it is so good that we still have one more day this year – National Cat Day on October 29th – to profess our love. And of course, there’s tomorrow, Saturday…..

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