Today is World Cat Day

by Grania

If felids are not your thing, my apologies, but Jerry would never forgive me for not marking the event somehow. So declared by the International Fund of Animal Welfare to raise awareness of feline needs, you can also simply use the day to gawk at cat pictures on the internet (it appears to be the internet’s primary function anyway).

Twitter has two handy hashtags to make this even easier. Here’s the other one.

Use it as an excuse to show yours off, or just indulge yourself. They’ve got real cats, literary cats, sci-fi cats, celebrity cats and pretty much any other kind of cat.


  1. Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    All hail the World Cat!


    • barn owl
      Posted August 8, 2016 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

      Very soon, the big black felicopters will arrive, to take us all to the kittention centers, where we will await our instructions from the One Cat Government ….

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    When you have cats, everyday is cat day.

  3. TJR
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Celebrate by going up to a food dispenser and repeatedly asking for fish.

  4. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Ah, The Cat from the Red Dwarf series! How I miss that show…

  5. Dominic
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Also – perhaps more significantly – earth overshoot day

    when we use Nature’s budget for the year & then go overdrawn…

    • Posted August 8, 2016 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

      That’s an interesting idea, though I would love to hear more about how it is calculated. (After all, different resources “come due” at different times.)

  6. Diana MacPherson
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Gasp! My favourite Doctor!!

  7. Posted August 26, 2016 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    You know what’s extra good about this? A friend just sent me a post about World Dog Day — This post shows that World Cat Day came first! πŸ™‚

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