National Hug Your Cat Day
Cat Hugs All Around
If you are a lover of cats, today is a day you'll want to celebrate. May 30th is the official National Hug Your Cat Day! Don't stop there. Continue the love by adopting a furry friend during June - National Adopt A Cat month.
Cat owners all across the land will be making plans on how to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Some will take their precious feline on an outing or buy a special kitty gift. People have even been seen dressing up for this day of tribute to their furry friends.
What will you be doing on May 30th and throughout June? Why not add some extra hugs for your cat to your schedule?
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So how did Hug Your Cat Day begin?
As far as I can tell, no one really knows.
Out of all my research I have not been able to establish an actual founder of this holiday, nor the true day on which it is to be celebrated.
What I have found is that there are several days when this special day is celebrated. Some chose to celebrate it in May, but most set aside June 4th for their National Hug A Cat Day. The latter would make more sense anyway since June is now National Adopt A Cat Month. However, I'm sticking with May 30th (since it is my birthday).
Whichever day you chose, make sure that you give it your full attention.
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Hugs and hugging back. - Whether it's a human, a teddy bear, pup or a rabbit, cats love to hug.
Take a look at some of the cutest clips you'll ever see with cats being hugged and giving hugs (only about 6 minutes for them all). The one with the toddler will make you chuckle. Every one is so precious, and I'm sure they will make you smile. If videos are not working, click on the links below the video.
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- National Hug Your Cat Day short clip (:44)
This cat doesn't like hugs.
- Hugging Cat preety kitty loves her dad. (1:10)
Cute cat loves to be hugged and hugs back.
- Cute Cat Hugs Teddy - short clip (:27)
Napping cat hugs teddy bear.
- Cute Kitty Love to Hug - short clip (:36)
Kitty hugs teddy bear.
- Cat Hugs A Rabbit - short clip (1:46)
Kitty doesn't care if it's a bunny.
- Cat Hugs Baby Kitten - short clip (1:01)
Momma cat pulls in her kitty to hug it.
- Kitty loves its human. (1:23)
Lady goes about chores while kitty hugs her back.
- Toddler hugs her cat. (2:51)
Watch the little girl hug her cat and how the kitty is so patient with her. Gotta love this cat!
- Lady hugs her cat & dog - short clip (:36)
A simple reminder that pets need hugs too.
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Did you know ..
That petting and stroking a cat can give comfort, reduce stress and lower your cholesterol.
Now that's a good reason to own at cat don't you think? So do I.
Are you a hugger?
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Do you hug your kitty?
Activites for the Day
Some quick ideas on what to do for your kitty.
The first thing you will need to do is locate your ball of fur. They could be hiding anywhere.
As you can see, mine usually hide in the hardest places for me to reach, especially when it's time for a bath or medication. The front porch is where this kitty was hiding. He didn't think I'd find him, but he always goes to the same place! Funny Izzy kitty.
So just keep looking, kitty will show up.
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- Let kitty know that today you will be spending some extra time on them with their grooming. Mine love to be brushed, and brushed, and brushed ... Check out their coat for matted hair and trim it.
- Open their mouth and look at their teeth. Cats around the age of 8 years old begin to have major tooth and gum problems. You may need to see a vet.
- Give them a real rub down. It's a good way to check for fleas, ticks, cuts, bruises, bumps or eat mites.
- Take them to the kitty spa for a bath and while you're there, have their nails trimmed.
- Buy them a new scratching post or toy.
- We like to be rewarded, and so does your cat. Give out some of their favorite snack treats or a new chew toy filled with a little catnip.
- Declare that today you will change the cat litter on a regular basis and clean it daily. It's your way of flushing for your pet!
- Take a ride to the pet park and socialize your cat with other humans and feline friends.
- It would be a good day to volunteer at a pet shelter and consider adopting a cat (or two).
- Schedule a check-up for your pet at the vets for vaccines or to be spayed or neutered. You can reward them later.
- Have a catnip party with neighboring cats (ones they are friends with already). Don't overdo it though and send their cat home tipsy.
- Be sure to wear your special Hug a Cat Day outfit. (You can get it here!)
Hugs for Kitty Gifts - Click on any photo for more details about the products.
We know how much you love your pet. Let them know by giving them a hug your kitty gift.
Hug a kitty gifts to remind you. - Click on any photo for details about the product.
Gifts like these let others know how serious you are about your pet. Open displays of affection with precious hug your kitty gifts, figurines and art work.
Can't Hug Every Cat Song - Watch how the Disney characters love cats so much they want to hug them all. The problem is, there are so many, you can't hug every c
After viewing this video you may have bouts of joy with the sudden urge to hug cats, dogs and yes, people.
Do not fret, this should pass within a 24 hour period. After effects may result in you wanting to hug your cat more often. I hope so.
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Hug a Kitty Toys & Books for Kids - Click on any photo for more details about the products.
Maybe you don't have a kitty. You can hug someone else's or even buy a toy one to hug.
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Today's Agenda ...
1. Wake up
2. Eat Breakfast
3. Take Shower
4. Wear Catchy T-shirt
5. Hug My Cat
Clothing Suitable for Hug A Cat Day
There is no way that you or your kitty want to dress inappropriately for this day. Here is a good selection of things you might wear to celebrate this perr-fectly fin occasion.
Do you need a hug today?
Anyone that is owned by their cat knows the delight they bring into their lives. In this book the author shares some heartwarming stories about how pets have changed their lives. What a better way to celebrate the day with a good book curled up on the couch with your cat.
Hug A Cat Wall Decal - Click on photo for decal information.
Do you dislike putting nails in your walls only to have to patch them when you move a picture? No worries with this wall decal. You can reposition it anywhere you want, without ruining your walls.
Kittens Leave Paw Prints on Our Heart - Click on photo for details.
Don't cats deserve some extra attention?
I think so.
Why not spend some extra time with your cat today? After all, they curl up next to you after a long hard day just to let you know they love you.
They care about your well being. Cats have even been know to help reduce high blood pressure and reduce stress levels on their humans. Yes, cats are actually good for your health.
Go ahead and give your kitty some extra hugs, spend a little more time on their grooming and give out a few special treats that they love.
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Proceeds go to the N.O.A.H. Rescue Shelter
You don't have a cat? You can correct this today.
The month of June is "Adopt a Cat Month".
Will you celebrate?
How will you celebrate National Hug Yor Cat Day?
Maybe I can't hug every cat, but I can certainly hug mine!
Find A Pet to Hug
If you don't have a cat to hug, adopt one of the homeless pets that are in animal shelters near you by clicking on these links.
- National Hug Your Cat Day
Find other national holidays besides National Hug Your Cat Day on this website.
- Pet Finder: Adopt A Cat Near You
Let pet finder locate a cat that needs to be hugged today.
- Adopt A Pet
Search for the pet of your dreams right from this sight. The largest adopt a pet agency in America.
- 10 Things You Might Want to Know About Cat Adoption
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