MEE-WOW!: It’s National Cat Day!

(Background art by yours truly!)

Hey, I have heard of crazy days like Halloween before, but this happens to be just plain wonky beyond belief: Today, October 29th, happens to be known as National Cat Day, a day that honors one of America’s most favorite pets, the cat, as well as bringing awareness to homeless cats. This day is celebrated every October 29th here in the United States; In 2005, the holiday was first celebrated as noted by the National Cat Day website, while also stating that this yearly day has been designed “to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their life for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us”.
Coleen Paige, a Pet and Family Lifestyle expert, had founded National Cat Day while supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which is a non-profit organization which also works to encourage pet adoption.

Now, as to explain what a cat really is, it is ever-so-very simple: This animal is often referred to as the domestic cat just as to distinguish from other felines and felids, and are small, typically furry, as well as carnivorous, mammals. Cats are often called house cats because they are kept as indoor pets; Cats are indeed often valued by humans for companionship while being known for their ability to hunt vermin. There happen to be more than 70 breeds of cats that are recognized by various cat registries.
Cats have quick reflexes, a strong flexible body, retractable claws, and sharp teeth that’s adapted to killing small prey; Cats can hear sounds that are either too faint or too high in frequency for human ears, while having senses that fit a crepuscular and predatory ecological niche, and yes, they can even see in near darkness. But unlike us humans, cats have a poorer color vision, but they do have a much better sense of smell; Cats are a social species, in spite of the fact that they are solitary hunters. The communications of a cat include such things as purring, hissing, growling, trilling, and grunting.
Cats have been around in times throughout history, especially ancient Egypt, where they have been commonly believed to have been domesticated there around 9,500 years ago (7500 BC).

During the domestication process, cats have not undergone major changes during the domestication process, in comparison to dogs; The behavior and form of a typical domestic cat are somewhat the same from those of wildcats, so it is with that that domestic cats are perfectly capable of surviving in the wild.

So, for any of you who have owned a cat, then may I suggest that for today, National Cat Day, that you just simply hug your cat and tell them that you love them? (Just be careful that you do not get scratched…)




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