Monday, August 8, 2011

World Cat Day

Today is the third annual World Cat Day, a day when we cat lovers celebrate the strange and special wonder of felines.

I wish I could properly express how it is that cats have beguiled me for so many decades, but I think it's something that people either get or they don't, like Star Wars or Lady Gaga. Roger Caras once likened having a kitten to sharing your home with an alien --- not sure why that analogy stuck with me for so long, but it's always held a ring of truth to me. Mostly, I'm knocked out that a creature who, in general, is twelve to fifteen times smaller than humans manages to trust us while remaining true to the essence of who they are as individuals.

Cats are more emotionally complex than most people believe them to be, more social than their stereotype and more amenable to the hectic schedule of a busy family than their canine counterparts. Oh, and they poop in a box, which is a heck of a lot more convenient than having to go walkies out in the rain or snow.

So Happy World Cat Day to you and yours, from my feline family:  
 
Bad Kitty Bo
Musette
Weebles
 None of whom are under the impression that Cat Day only takes place once a year.

7 comments:

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

Vicky,

I believe you that Cats are more emotionally complex than most think! I still haven't figured them out, won't stop me trying though! :)

Have a fun day,

Your pal Snoopy :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Can I tell you how much I LOVED THIS!!

It was PURRFECT!!!

HAPPY WORLD CAT DAY TO YOU!!

Your babies are precious and I love the depth of your post. Fabulous!
xoxoxo

meowmeowmans said...

Vicky, that was great! WE hope you and your kittehs have a very happy World Cat Day. :)

Deb Barnes / Zee and Zoey said...

Vicky -

So nice to meet you and your beautiful feline family. We wholeheartedly agree with your sentiments and our human Mom is convinced us kitties are far more complex than many a human folk she knows.

Everyday is cat day in our house too and we celebrate the love of all cats everywhere - both in the present and those as precious memories from the past.

Deb Barnes and her feline gang - Zee, Zoey, Mia, Peanut, Rolz, Harley, and Jazz

Vicky at PPCT said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words. Cats are worth every keystroke :)

The Island Cats said...

We agree! Us cats are less maintenance than those woofies!!

Happy World Cat Day!

Vicky at PPCT said...

Less maintenance on the exercise/potty side, but the dog is much more willing to sleep in with me :)

 

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