Saturday, June 4, 2016

National Hug Your Cat Day

Celebrate National Hug Your Cat Day on May 30th. Or June 4th. Or both. Your cat will appreciate it!
My nephew, Scott, hugging our cat, Dandy.

Today, June 4th, is National Hug Your Cat Day. If you already celebrated on May 30th, no problem. While the correct date of Hug a Cat Day may be in dispute, it's actually true that hugging a cat is a great thing to do any time, any day. So celebrating twice within a week's time is perfectly acceptable.

Hugging a cat is good for the well being of both you and the kitty (assuming he or she is in a willing frame of mind, of course) and makes you both feel special. Choose a time when your cat is in a lazy, laid back mood, pick him up carefully, hold him close, and hug gently.

Wasn't that easy? Don't you feel better?

Feel free to hug your cat any time you need a mood boost, up to several times a day. You'll be rewarded with gentle purrs and a lifetime of loyalty, making this exercise well worth the effort.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, what a sweet picture! Frankly, I consider every day "hug a cat" day. Most definitely worth the effort.

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    1. I absolutely agree! Thanks, Cynthia!

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  2. Since all my cats are in the past and I can't have one now in an apartment, I get my cat hugging (and lots of petting) done at my brother's house down the road. His three cats, Jack, Bennie and Bacchus, are readily available for a hug when needed. And it's often true that the cat hug benefits the hugger as much as the huggee. :)

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    1. Glad you have a trio of huggable cats available when you need them, Elf. My experience supports your theory that cat hugs benefit the hugger. Definitely so, I'd say!

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  3. I only have one cat in my life now, and when he visits, all he wants is my catmint to chew on. I don't think we're quite to the hugging stage yet. He lives across the street.

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    1. Keep providing that catmint and perhaps by next year's official Hug a Cat Day your neighbor kitty will be ready!

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  4. It's hug a cat day for me everyday, as I'm sure it is for millions of people. The scratches are worth it :) Dandy did great for the photo shoot!

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    1. Aww, so glad you have a cat to hug. Dandy doesn't look too awfully happy in the picture, but he enjoyed his hugs!

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