They eat, sleep, and play all day. You’ve dreamt of such a life. Since it's National Cat Day today, your feline friend will no doubt maintain the status quo, oblivious to this national holiday founded to recognize the numbers of cats in need of a rescue. But there are ways you can celebrate your cat’s life and the lives of other kitties on this special day.
If you’re like most cat parents, who are completely smitten by their kitties, lavishing them with treats, toys, and undivided attention is relatively easy. For cat lovers, doing something extra special needs no twisting of arms.
Ever wonder how the rich and famous spoil their cats? Take German artist and creative director, Karl Lagerfeld. His white Siamese cat Choupette can use an iPad, sleeps on a pillow, and has two maids that track Choupette’s every movement.
Then there’s Taylor Swift and her cats, Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson, who share their singing parent’s jet-set lifestyle, traveling in custom-made carriers and appearing in Diet Coke ads with the pop star.
Katy Perry is another celebrity who enjoys pampering her cat, Kitty Purry. Perry brings her cat along on luxury vacations and claims her cat is a great boyfriend substitute. Bet Kitty Purry is a pate and caviar kind of cat!
For these famous cats, it’s likely National Cat Day every day of the year. You may not be as extravagant or able to pull off some of the same feats as these famous cat parents, but any gesture--big or small--can make a difference on this day set aside to honor the enigmatic feline.
Here are our top 12 tips to help you spoil a cat today:
No matter how you choose to celebrate National Cat Day, be sure to do something to help your friendly feline stay happy and healthy. 🐈
Need to change your cat litter? If so, transitioning your cat to the new brand will require patience, understanding, and a little ingenuity on your part.
Don’t believe the naysayers who claim cats simply can’t be trained. Your precious four-legged friend is quite capable of learning how to do amazing things like stand, sit, give high fives, or go gracefully into her cat carrier.
Life with your cat was going great until one day you discovered cat feces or a puddle of urine in a spot not approved for use by your four-legged companion.