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International Cat Day


Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on August 8

International Cat Day, also called World Cat Day is today. This is a truly international day, as it is celebrated in most countries around the world. It is a special day to celebrate domestic cats of all kinds. According to the sponsors, on this day we "cat lovers around the world unite across the globe in a celebration of cats." This is a day to enjoy our beloved feline pets and to pamper them.


Not all cats are alike. There is a very wide a variety of cats, with one or more certain to find a place in your heart. You could say that there is a purr-fect cat for you. Don't have a cat? Celebrate this day by going to your local animal shelter and adopt a cat.


If you are a cat lover, and we hope you are, you and your cat will just love this day. Spend some extra time together. Give your cat a new toy or a new bandana. As you pamper your cat, don't forget to give a special meal and treats to your cat. In return, watch your cat give you a little more love and comfort than usual. Importantly,  don't forget to take a picture of you and your cat, and post it on social media.


Cat Facts and Trivia

  • Do you have Ailurophobia? We hope not. That's the fear of cats.

  • There's over 500 million domestic cats in the world. Over 95 million are in the United States.

  • There are 71 standardized breeds of cats.

  • Stewie, a domestic tabby from Nevada, was the world's longest cat at 48.5 inches long.

  • Himmy, a domestic cat in Queensland, Australia, is the world's heaviest cat at 20.87 kilograms, over 46 pounds.

  • The oldest domestic cat ever is Creme Puff at 38 years and 3 days.

  • Cats may shy away from water, but they can swim.

  • Your pet cat's genome is 96% tiger!

  • Cats are near sighted.


Top Movie Character: Gotham city bullwhip toting burglar Catwoman

Today's Quote: " Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." - - Robert A. Heinlein

History and Origin of International Cat Day :

This special days was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Sponsorship for International Cat Day was transferred to International Cat Care, a non-profit organization in 2020.

Twisted Words: Dogs can't operate MRI scanners, but Catscan.

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