Reader Linda Grilli, who has upwards of six cats, informs me that today is World Cat Day. And damn if she’s not right! Today is indeed the one day of the year that is officially designated for appreciating cats, though of course on this site every day is World Cat Day. I’m only sad that Google didn’t see fit to make a Doodle; that would have been fantastic.
I even thought of limiting posting to those who
have are owned by cats, but that would be unfair. Feel free, however, to offer a short tribute to your cat in the comments.
To celebrate, Hili (I hope) will get an extra sachet of Chicken Whiskas, and you can see some celebrations over at International Business Times (“15 Reasons Why Cats are Better than Dogs“), which includes these reasons:
Did I ever tell you how Abbie Smith’s pit bull, Arnie, distressed her by repeatedly trying to hump my leg when I visited her? Yes, I did tell you that, but I just wanted to rub it in, since it made her scream with embarrassment.
UPDATE: In comment #9, reader Tubby claims that he had a cat that would hump another cat—its BROTHER. I asked for photographic proof and got the following note and photo.
Attached is a smaller version of the photo of Orson humping Bogie. Both cats are male, and according to the shelter they came from they’re littermates. This was taken the night I got them back from the vet after having them fixed, so the hormones were still raging. Unfortunately I never managed to catch a photo of either one of them in the act with a stuffed animal. Mostly because I was laughing too hard to grab the camera. Their favorite targets were the large Catbus I mentioned in my reply, as well as a large blue dragon and a large Totoro.
I don’t know: I can’t see much proof of cat-humping from this blurry photo. Skeptical readers, what do you think? I can barely make out two cats!
And, the Cheezburger site, responsible for much of this business, is celebrating by collecting the best internet images of cats that look like other things. You can submit your own. Here are two of the four that are up:
And from over the Big Pond, the Sydney Morning Herald proclaims the Day (they have 15 more photos; be sure to see #7):
In all my life, I’ve never seen an expression like that on a cat.
To the rulers of the world: