Respect Your Cat Day

Cats might seem confident and aloof, but the fact of the matter is that they still require our assistance. We need to make sure that they have fresh water, abundant stores of food, and a clean litter box, or they’re not going to be very happy.

But those things aren’t the only things that our feline friends require from us. They also require our respect. They want to be treated as loyal companions and to receive affection when they desire it.

Anything less is criminal in the eyes of a cat. That’s why we think that all cat owners should take the time to observe Respect Your Cat Day when it comes around on March 28th.

The History of Respect Your Cat Day

Even though we suspect that this holiday was created by a cat lover, we don’t know who invented it or when they invented it. We did a little bit of research and tried to dig into this holiday’s past but were unsuccessful in finding out its origin story.

With that said, we believe that this holiday has been around since at least 2006, maybe even a bit earlier.

Some Pretty Cool & Respectful Facts About Cats

Although we’ve covered cat facts on other cat-themed holidays, we thought that we’d take another swipe at it and find some more facts for this holiday article. After all, how are you going to observe Respect Your Cat Day if you don’t have a bunch of interesting information to sift through? Let’s check out these facts below.

  • It’s believed that cats have been domesticated for approximately 10,000 years.
  • Cats spend about 70% of their entire lives sleeping.
  • The richest cat in the world was named Blackie and had a 7 million pound fortune.
  • Although cats do purr when they’re content, they also may purr if they’re sick, stressed, or hurt.
  • The majority of cats don’t respond to catnip. However, there are some cats that do go simply wild over it.
  • A group of kittens is called a kindle.
  • In Japan, black cats are considered to be good luck.

Observing Respect Your Cat Day

On this day, cat owners all over the world will choose to show their cats the respect they deserve. They will do this by spending a little extra time with them, by buying them a new toy, or perhaps by giving them a special treat. Cat lovers are also encouraged to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #RespectYourCatDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 28 Thursday
Next year (2025)
March 28 Friday
Last year (2023)
March 28 Tuesday