Celebrate International Cat Day on August 8th



In a world filled with furry pups, our feline friends often go unnoticed. However, on August 8th cats get their day in the spotlight as International Cat Day is celebrated across the nation!


Back in 2002, a group of animal lovers known as the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) created International Cat Day as a way to bring awareness to and provide information about the wonderfully wacky (and lazy) world of cats.  


This celebration confirms that dogs aren’t the only best friends of humans; a kitty can make an equally fun, entertaining and loyal (albeit lazy) pet. Felines provide their owners with unconditional love, companionship and oodles of entertainment (think funny cat videos).  


Cat lovers everywhere can celebrate this fantastic feline frenzy in a variety of ways.  Here are a few ideas to get you inspired:

  1. Give your kitty a brushing to remove excess hair (this may help with hairballs later).
  2. Take funny pictures of your cat in costume and share them!
  3. Treat your feline pal to a special meal, a new bed, or some distracting toys that they can chase around the house.  Maybe fill a favorite toy with a bit of naughty catnip and watch the elegant slinky fun ensue.
  4. Get your kitty a shiny new collar with a fancy name tag – even if you can’t take them for a walk, they will appreciate the thought.


At VIP pets, we would love to see how you and your pet celebrate International Cat Day – share your favorite furry cat photos with us by tagging us at @vippetslove.