May 30, 2013

The ‘purrfect howliday’ for cat lovers...National Hug Your Cat Day

It’s National Hug Your Cat Day! Show your purring, cuddly friend some love today in honor of the occasion.

In Ancient Egypt, cats were revered and even worshipped as symbols of grace and poise. National Hug Your Cat Day is the perfect opportunity to put your cat on a pedestal and thank her for all those times she has curled up next to you after a long day.

This annual event, also referred to as National Hug Your Cat Day, was created by author, television producer and wine educator, Marisa D’Vari, in honor of her precious Persian kitty, Mimi. According to the founder, National Hug Your Cat Day is a “floating” holiday celebrated on different dates. The actual date falls sometime in May or early June. But if you are a fancier of fabulous felines, why not celebrate Hug Your Cat Day every day of the year?

In honor of Hug Your Cat Day, today’s the day to pamper your kitty cat. Why not give Fluffy an tasty treat, or special toy? Just don’t forget the hug! Did you know that showing your furry friend some affection is actually healthy for you? Studies have shown that hugs from animals can lower blood pressure and decrease stress. So go ahead, give your cat a nice big hug, and while you’re at it, throw in some grooming and a little catnip too!
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