December 15th Cat Herders Day

I don’t care what job you have, no matter how difficult it gets, no matter who you have to put up, with it can’t be as bad as herding cats.


It’s hard enough to get one cat to go where you want it to go, imagine trying to do that with a hundred, or a thousand! Imagine trying to get them all to do the same thing at the same time, or go the same place at the same time. Put an empty box down in the middle of the floor and a hundred of them will all try to get in it at the same time, but aside from that, you might as well forget it.


I am sure some of you have jobs nearly as complicated or impossible to do. I work with a hundred kids daily and it’s almost the same thing. Apparently Thomas and Ruth Roy know all about this as they created the day for Though my guess is that this is not an entirely new thing as there were posters speaking on this as far back as the early 1800’s.


That said, I don’t know if the position actually exists today. Sheep are bad enough, dogs would be a chore, but cats… well that’s really impossible. Can you imagine Santa having to deal with cats instead of reindeer?


Well cats are meant to be enjoyed, not herded. So enjoy your cat for all it does, and doesn’t do.

How to celebrate – Try herding you cats just for the fun of it – even if you only have one. Remember anytime your job seems impossible, someone was once a cat herder. Buy your cat some catnip for Christmas and let them go crazy.


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