Today is World Cat Day - Give Your Kitty Extra Hugs Today

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Today is World Cat Day - Give Your Kitty Extra Hugs Today

In many cultures it’s believed that cats have multiple lives which, of course, isn’t true. Their natural grace and athletic agility sometimes make it appear that they narrowly missed death’s clutches. In Spain, they only believe the cat has 7 lives.

They sure didn’t have many lives in medieval times when they were exterminated because of their supposed attachment to witchcraft.

According to the Humane Society of the US: Today the cat is a beloved pet in the US. Right now it’s outranking the dog. There are approximately 78.2  million owned dogs and 86.4 million owned cats. 60% of dog owners own one dog; 52% of cat owners have two or more. Cats Rule!

Anyone who has a cat (I can’t use the word “owns” because no-one owns a cat) knows how sweet, loving and affectionate they can be. And, they all have different purrsonalities. (I couldn’t resist).

Happy World Cat Day, to my two; Shayna and Sasha.

Shayna Weidman


Sasha Weidman



So in honor of your cat (or cats), take time for extra petting today, maybe buy yours a catnip mouse or two. If you are looking for a cat, try The Little Cats Rescue; they have lots.

Remember dogs have owners, cats have staff.


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Rainmaker
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Jon Zolsky
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Ah-ha, now I know why my cat is all about being pat and about purring today. How did he learn about the event?

August 08, 2012 02:12 PM #21
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I had to look at those photos twice, Toni.  The cats pictured are nearly identical to two I had several years ago.  The top one, was a female with the name, "Cleocatra" because of the little dark lines emanating from the corner of her eyes.  The cat in the second photo reminds me of "Sampson" because of his long hair.  Only your "Sampson" is a female with the name of "Sasha."  Sampson and Sasha would have made beautiful children together:-)

August 08, 2012 02:32 PM #22
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Joan Cox
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Toni, had not heard this --- but DEFINITELY a cat person -- I have two furrballs!     kitties

CATS RULE!

August 08, 2012 02:33 PM #23
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Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
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Hi Toni, Miss Sasha looks like a Queen in the photograph and both of the cats looks adorable. Congratulations on your FEATURED. 

August 08, 2012 02:41 PM #24
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Larry Bettag
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You're a cat lover or a hater.  I'm a hater.....not many animals that I do dislike, but it's cats.  I do think that it's great that others love em.....I'm just not that kinda guy.  God wired me differently...I will say that I do like them on our farm....but at the house....no way!!!!!  Enjoy your day!

August 08, 2012 02:45 PM #25
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Cat nip for all!!  I have two cats, and will certainly let them know!  We had no idea :-)

August 08, 2012 02:47 PM #26
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Nick T Pappas
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Toni, well your two little felines buddies certainly look pamperd and a part of the ruling class :)

August 08, 2012 02:53 PM #27
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Tanja Cisliek
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL

Toni, leave it up to you to educate me (still pet-free :)!!) about today, I have to say, I sure do love the sweet photos you posted of your sweet little furballs, makes me want to get one!

August 08, 2012 02:54 PM #28
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Very cool.  I have six to give some extra lovin' to today.  Three girls and three boys.  Never intended to even have one.  But the first two made loving cats easy.

August 08, 2012 03:09 PM #29
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Carrie Sampron
Home Smart Realty Group - Highlands Ranch, CO
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Toni: You're kitties are just gorgeous! Sadly I've lost my two kitties in the last couple of years but I think about them often. My sister's kitties have become my surrogate babies and Sydney and Aimee want to say hi.

Sydney & Aimee

August 08, 2012 03:10 PM #30
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Kathy Stoltman
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Panama "Jack" thinks everyday is cat day! One of my dogs found him in a nearby field. He was about 5 weeks old and covered in fleas!!  That was almost 2 years ago and he is most definitely ruling the house!

Here he is checking out the repair person outside.

August 08, 2012 04:09 PM #31
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Harry F. D'Elia
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Thanks for the reminder. I will give my kitty a hug when I get home.

August 08, 2012 04:39 PM #32
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Kayla Schill
Infinity Real Estate Group | Keller Williams Realty Boise - Star, ID

I love my kitty every day!  And I agree with you on not saying you "own" a cat..there is a difference between cat owners and cat guardians. 

Here's a photo of my kitty, Jameson on the day I adopted him from the Kokomo Humane Society in Kokomo, IN:

August 08, 2012 05:10 PM #33
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Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

86.4 owned cats, WOW! Let's get those that aren't owned in a good loving home. Hope you gave your kitty an extra goody today.

C&C

August 08, 2012 05:22 PM #34
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Melissa Marro
Watson Realty Corp - Saint Augustine, FL
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I did not know that and I have four of the little furballs. What would life be without them? 

August 08, 2012 06:17 PM #35
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That is so cool.  I have 2 fur balls and one is jumping up to cuddle right now.

cats and the cable box

August 08, 2012 08:12 PM #36
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!" - Merrick, NY
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I had no idea there was a National Cat Day. I'm a very recent convert. (just this week, as a matter of fact, when I had to babysit 2.)

August 08, 2012 08:17 PM #37
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Toni Weidman
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Thank you everyone for your comments and the adorable kitty pictures. 

August 09, 2012 04:26 AM #38
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Toni. What a lovely and informative post. Your cats are just besutiful. Let's hope today is a magic day for those who still wait for their forever home.

August 10, 2012 03:50 AM #39
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Sheila - thanks, I wish I could take care of all of them!

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