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 want to receive it.
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 try 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 little bit earlier.
Some Pretty Cool & Respectful Facts About Cats
Although we’ve done 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 useless information to pick through? Let’s check these facts out below.
- It’s believed that cats have been domesticated for approximately 10,000 years.
- Cats spend approximately 70% of their entire lives sleeping.
- The richest cat in the world was named Blackie and has 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 bit of extra time with them, by buying them a new toy or perhaps buying them a special treat. Cat lovers are also encouraged to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #RespectYourCatDay on social media.