National Kitten Day
We don’t think we have ever met anyone who hates kittens. Sure, there might be people out there who don’t find these small balls of fur cute and adorable, but if there are, then we haven’t met them. We believe that the vast majority of people in the world are impressed by these animals’ big round eyes and tiny meows.
That means just about anyone can take the opportunity to celebrate National Kitten Day. No, we’re not suggesting that everyone runs out and buys a kitten on this day, but people can certainly watch cute kitty videos online or learn more about them when this holiday rolls around on July 10th.
The History Of National Kitten Day
Although we can’t accurately pinpoint the date when this holiday was invented, we do know who invented it. This day was created by Pet Lifestyle Expert, author, and animal advocate Colleen Paige. She invented this holiday to encourage more people to adopt kitties and to celebrate what they bring to our lives.
Some Important Facts About Kittens
Once a person has gotten over the super cuteness of kittens, they are going to want to learn more about them. While people can certainly take the time to check out a book on the subject at their local library or watch informative kitten videos on YouTube, we wanted to provide them with another way to learn about kitties. So we did our own research and created a list of important kitten facts. Everyone wishing to educate themselves about kittens can grab a drink and check out the following fun facts.
- Kittens can hiss if they smell something unfamiliar.
- Kittens are born with their eyes and ears sealed.
- Since more than one male cat can impregnate a female, one litter can have multiple fathers.
- Kittens from a litter don’t have to be born on the same day. Some can be born 1 or 2 days later.
- Sometimes mother cats will chew off their kittens’ whiskers to prevent them from wandering off.
- Kittens have belly buttons where their umbilical cord attached them to the womb.
- Long-haired kittens take longer to open their eyes than short-haired kittens.
- Kittens are born with blue-gray eyes.
- Before their vision develops completely, kittens will use their sense of smell and whiskers to explore the world.
- Kittens knead with their paws to stimulate milk flow.
- Kittens only weigh about 3 ounces at birth.
- Kittens are vulnerable to cold because they can’t regulate their body temperature.
Observing National Kitten Day
There are definitely some ways that people can observe this holiday when it shows up on the calendar every year. They can take the time to adopt a pet, learn more about cats, or study the plight that cats face on a daily basis.
If a person decides to adopt a kitty, they should make sure that they have the time, money, and inclination to take care of the cat for its entire life. While people are observing this holiday, they should take the time to spread the word about it using the hashtag #NationalKittenDay on social media.