International Cat Day 2017

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Happy International Cat Day! How are your cats celebrating this propitious day with you?

According to “International Cat Day is a full 24 hours of recognition and veneration of one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets. The festivities were put together for the first time in 2002 by IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, among other animal rights groups, to celebrate the most popular pet on the planet.”

If your cats are like mine, they are venerated, recognized, spoiled and loved 24/7/365. When I forget to pay appropriate homage, I am (usually) respectfully reminded. I bet you are, too.

To my way of thinking, anytime there’s any kind of celebratory day for any animal, it’s a good time to bear in mind those animals that are living a hard life. Perhaps they have been abused, dumped, forgotten about, ignored, baited, the list goes on.

If you would like to help cats in honor of International Cat Day, here’s a list of organizations that would most probably be purrfectly happy to hear from you:

Here’s To New Beginnings,

Janet Roper

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