Daisy celebrates National Cat Day

Tomorrow is one of my favorite days of the year… National Cat Day! This special day was founded in 2005 by the Animal Miracle Network in an effort to highlight the number of cats still waiting to find a home of their own, to recognize what great companions cats are, and to encourage cat adoption. I am FOR all of those things!

National Cat Day is October 29th

First let me share some sobering statistics. Approximately four million cats enter shelters every year, and one to two million of those cats are euthanized each year. While the number of healthy pets euthanized in shelters each year continues to go down, I think you will agree that even one is too many. Now some good news: the number of cats in US households now exceeds the number of dogs! And it’s no wonder, because cats make wonderful companions, if I do say so myself.

National Cat Day 2

In case you  still need convincing, just off the top of my head here are a few of the reasons cats make great pets:

  • We’re good for your health! People with cats have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, have lower stress levels, and reduced risk for depression.
  • Interacting with a cat can help improve your mood. Cats offer unconditional love and companionship, and having a warm, purring cat on your lap is almost certain to make you smile.
  • Cats are easy to care for. No need to go out in the dark to take us for a walk; just provide a clean litter box and we’ll take care of business. We’re very clean and for the most part we can handle our own grooming. While we love spending time with you, we are self-sufficient and easily entertained with simple toys such as an empty box or milk ring (although we’d love a fun interactive toy, too!)
  • Cats are beautiful, full of personality and as the saying goes, a cat makes a house a home.

Shelters are filled with cats and kittens looking for a home

Are you ready to add a feline friend to your home? No need to look too far–shelters across the US are filled with beautiful, loving cats just waiting for a home of their own. Whether you prefer a long- or short-haired cat, a kitten or an adult cat, a sedate lap-cat or a furry athlete you can truly find the cat of your dreams at your local shelter. Even better, consider adopting two cats! Most cats do well with another cat to interact with and you’ll enjoy watching their crazy antics as they play together.

This is a picture of my brother Harley, when he lived at the shelter. I don’t know why no one wanted him, but Harley had to wait at the shelter to be adopted for 6 long months. Even though Harley can sometimes be a pest, most of the time I am glad for his companionship and I’m thankful that he was adopted and became part of my family (but don’t tell him I said that!).

Daisy's brother Harley was adopted from a cat shelter

So celebrate National Cat Day by visiting your local shelter, or going online to PetFinder to find a fabulous feline of your very own. After all, who wouldn’t want a cat?!

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  1. The publicist is most in favor of cats. But I must admit I am glad they live in the house and not my barn.

  2. Daisy the Curly CatOctober 28, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Pricilla, you are lucky you have such a nice barn!

  3. Great post, Daisy! a house just isn’t a home without a cat…or two or three…

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  4. My hoomin said she wants to adopt two kittehs, when she gets a noo apartmint. 🙂

  5. Daisy the Curly CatOctober 29, 2013 at 8:12 am

    You are so right!

  6. Daisy the Curly CatOctober 29, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Angel Keisha, that would be awesome!

  7. Adopting a pet is such a great thing to do. It gives a home to a friend that will give you all the love you want and then some more.

    After taking that big step and making the commitment to adopt a pet, it is important to prepare for your pet. At petparations, our goal is to help you do just that. Please visit our website at PetParations.com. Here’s to all the happiness to you and your new BFF.

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