Happy National Cat Day!

Last Update: October 29, 2017

Today is National Cat Day! Did you hug a cat today?


National Cat Day was started as a way to bring awareness to homeless cats. We celebration this day on October 29th, every year in the United States.

To read more visit Wikipedia National Cat Day.



I want to take this time to thank all the cat lovers in my network for being a caring cat loving person. I know many of you are cat rescuers and foster parents to cats and I applaud you for all you do to help our feline population.



And for those who aren't sure if they are a true cat lover, type "Cats Lover Quiz" into Google. You will find a bunch of quizzes, take one to find out! >^.^<

Enjoy your day,

PS. Don't forget to hug a cat today and everyday!


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Armlemt Premium
My cat loves to sit in my lap while I'm working. She'll reach over and tap the keys if I'm not passively petting her. She also tells me when it's time for a break. I love cats and wouldn't be without one!
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TRPEng Premium
I forgot to mention that I appreciate the time you took to look at my website. Thank you. The farrier clipped my horses feet. They both fussed a bit, but it was done fairly guickley. The key to disciplined horses is time spent. Just like building a website if you don't spend the time don't expect results. Just as a last note horse foot care is probably one of the most important aspects of maintaining a horse. A ferrel horse has half the lifespan of a maintained horse. Yes they are big and strong but delicate at the same time. I hope I didn't waste your time. Have a great day.
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Dmorrow Premium
My four are quite content with their new “good” life!
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Felynz Premium
Hug cats every day!!! Highly recommend it prrrrrr
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lynnsam61 Premium
I'm definitely a cat lover and am crazy about my kitty Star - just celebrated her 17th birthday. How did I miss knowing about a national day for cats?
Thanks for sharing and educating!
Erica
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MKearns Premium
Can I guess what's emblazoned on her forehead Erica? :))
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Cathy,

Nice to see you again.
As I have 4 cats I am quite busy with the hugging every day.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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NickV1 Premium
Thank you, brought a smile. :)
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Aww, you're very welcome! :)
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drcmaint Premium
Thanks for this.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome!
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drjec Premium
Great post! I didn’t even know there was a national cat day. Thanks.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks and now you know, meow! >^.^<
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Swangirl Premium
Absolutely Cathy! We adore our three rescued kitties so much and of course we hug them every day! Thanks for reminding everyone. I wish more people got to know cats even if they were never around them before and don't think they are cat people. My Dad and my husband didn't think they liked cats until they each had one! They both became cat lovers. Now my husband is the biggest cat daddy ever! He carries them around and cuddles them, kisses and tucks them into bed. And he is a big, scary U.S. Marine. It is the cutest thing ever. His Dad now likes the cats too and calls them his "grand kitties"!
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Felynz Premium
That’s so awesome! Yay for the cat lovers!!!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Your welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed this post. I totally agree with you. My hubby was also in the Marines and is a big pushover with our cats lol! >^.^<
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Swangirl Premium
Nice! I have told my husband he needs to do guest posts on my site (or start his own site) since girls are all suckers for guys who cuddle animals! It would be really popular.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi

Was wondering if you may have a tip of what to do with a older cat who is not eating, he is still drinking water! We tried things like real Salmon and tuna, but still nothing!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Sounds like you need to take him to your vet for a checkup. There are several reasons why a cat will stop eating.
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Kickbacked Premium
Did that, he was like that before, the vet said they think he is just old
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LindaKwas Premium
I am so glad we have this day. I recently started a nonprofit organization for cats and am about to start developing a website for it. I've been in cat rescue for over 20 years. So glad there are so many others here at Wealthy Affiliate that love the kitties, too.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Wow, 20 years of saving cats, that is amazing. Have you kept count of how many cats you have rescued?
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stephhill Premium
Very cute. I love it. I too did an article on my website which is about cats. I love this blog.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. Is that your black cat?
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Sftat Premium
Thanks for this Cathy; it explains a lot!
This explains why Chip decided to write the haiku today... He was homeless before he adopted us and took over our house.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
LOL, yep he knew what day it was! You have a very handsome kitten there!
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Sftat Premium
Thanks. Chip has more personality than most of the people I know.
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hanley Premium
just did a quick video on facebook/katiehan1616 inspired by you.

It's not cat day here DownUnder but I have many followers in the USA. My rescue does not do hugs but still got a legrub.

Enjoy the day
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stephhill Premium
Very cute. I have always been curious what other countries celebrate when USA has our national calendar days for certain things....
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Great video thanks for helping to spread the word!
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verazhelvis Premium
Than is beautiful, Cathy. I never heard of such a day.Your red cat is real something.
Yeah, I hug mine (or he me..lol) quite often.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Your cat is addorable.
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verazhelvis Premium
Yes, I did. Thank you. :)
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TRPEng Premium
Fantastic! All my seven rescued cats thank you. Go to www.catinthecradles.com to see my kitties.
Trevor
Yes it's a shameless plug of my website
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks, you have some beautiful kitties. Nice website! >^.^<
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TRPEng Premium
I am sitting here waiting for the farrier to arrive. It's November 01, and minus 2 C. My cats are in the house doing cat stuff. Two of them want out. I love my kitties.
Trevor
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TRPEng Premium
The farrier is the bravest guy I have met. He will work on the back feet of different horses all day. Sometimes horses are moody and don't like the attention. Got to go.
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MKearns Premium
Thank you Cathy. I'm sending this to Vera along with me about the greatest ailurophile here!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
ailurophile? hmm, I had to look that one up LOL! Now I know what it means, funny how I have never heard that before being I am a big ailurophile. Thank you for sharing! >^.^<
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joejr49 Premium
Thanks for this post Cathy. My neighbor and I are currently working to get 20+ wandered-in barn and carport cats spayed and neutered through Alley Cats in Louisville, KY (alleycats.com). They are affiliated with the Kentucky Humane Society, and offer the service free of charge. Seven taken care of so far. Thanks for caring and best wishes,

Joe
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome. I know that's a hard job, some can be very hard to catch. We have a place here that also spays and neuters for free. They trim the tip of one ear to keep track of them.
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joejr49 Premium
Yes, Alley Cats does the ear like that, too. They kept one of our 7 for a couple of weeks for observation--he had a respiratory problem and some other issues. A great program. My neighbor wants to domesticate a few and wants to take them to a vet to keep from the ear-tip-nip. We have all but 3 in captivity [barn tack room/cat sancuary :-) ], and will eventually get them all done.
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joejr49 Premium
Oh yeah, my neighbor says she's "not a cat person"...you should see her with them!!!
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hanley Premium
well done Cat woman from a catman.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks catman! >^.^<
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Cathy,
Your kitty picture of the cat with the orange mustache (laying down with feet gripping) is a dead ringer for our Keoni!

Thanks for the reminder of "their " day.

Bill & Sue

P.S. We hug Keoni everyday.!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome, glad you enjoyed this post!
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ThaboN Premium
Great pictures. Your love for cats comes through. I hope they continue to bring you joy.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, glad you enjoyed the pictures!
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ownonlboss Premium
Aww thanks! Awesome post. It is great to be appreciated. Yes we saved many kitties and are foster-parents to them. Last Friday someone adopted the two kittens that we had for quite some time, so we are a bit heartbroken at the moment. But we know they went to a good home. Waiting for the next project to turn up.

Having five cats of our own, we hug kitties everyday, but we celebrate this special day too of course!

Steven & Theresa
fosterparents to cats in Norway
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Aww, I bet it is hard to give them away after caring for them for so long. I'm glad to have you in my network here. >^.^<
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