August 8th Is International Cat Day!
International Cat Day.... if you're a cat lover (like me), it's a great day to celebrate "all things feline!" The day is also known as World Cat Day. International Cat Day was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
Cats are one of humanity's oldest and most beloved pets and today are thought to be the most popular pet on the planet. As Terry Pratchett said, "in ancient times cats were worshipped as gods and they have not forgotten this." It's believed there are more than 200 cat breeds.
And did you know that you can also send greetings to your fellow cat lovers? Check out these great International Cat Day cards.
My Favorite Cat Quotes For International Cat Day (Well... For Any Day Of The Year For That Matter)
“My relationships with my cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.”
...William S Burroughs
“Cats choose us; we don’t own them.”
“Time spent with a cat is never wasted.”
A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”
“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”
How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.”
...Robert S Heilein
"If aninals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."
... Mark Twain
"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdon of cats is infinitely superior."
... Hippolyte Tain
"What greater gift than the love of a cat."
... Charles Dickens
"The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard cats."
Here's wishing all my fellow cat loving friends and cat parents and their cats a very happy International Cat Day!