Frivolous Friday – National Cat Day (And Halloween)

Yes, yet another cat holiday. Today is National Cat Day. This was the brainchild of Colleen Paige. She suggested this celebration in 2005 in order 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 lives for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.” Here’s more about National Cat Day (This site also offers some tidbits of history with regard to the cat.) Always interesting.

You may have noticed that I mention cat holidays or days of observance quite often here. I checked to find out just how many cat “holidays” we have on record now. I discovered that it’s a lot—some of them I’ve never heard of. One of several in March is Cuddly Kitten Day (love this one). In April you’ll find Siamese Cat Day and also Hairball Awareness Day. We always celebrate Hug Your Cat Day in June—another personal favorite. But did you know about National Meow Like a Pirate Day, National Cook For Your Pets Day, and National Cat Herders Day? There’s a whole lot of celebrating to do when it comes to your cat. Check it out for yourself here. You might want to mark your calendar so you don’t miss an opportunity to put your cat on the pedestal in some interesting or unique way.

This weekend is Halloween. Take special care to keep your kitties safe Sunday.

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