June 4th – National Hug Your Cat Day
We humans want to be pampered by soft, cuddly things in our lives. That bathrobe that awaits us stepping out of the shower, those slippers that hug our feet after a long hard day, that kitty that is wrapping itself around our legs as we try to walk. You pick it up, give it a gentle squeeze and then head to the bathroom to get band-aids and some antiseptic to ease those razor like scratches now running down your arm, face and anyplace else they may have penetrated.
There is no doubt that cats do like to cuddle, they even like the occasional hug, but make sure you do it on their terms, not yours. Just remember that because they are purring one second does not mean they will not rip you apart the next! So we suggest that one term be added to this day for those who want to hug your cat, that term is “cautiously”. Perhaps adding gloves, a helmet and full body armor to your wardrobe to cuddle with your kitty.
How to celebrate – Hug a cat, just make sure they are yours or adopt one to hug. If your cat happens to be a Bengal Tiger I suggest just going back to bed. Remember part of the fun is catching your cat, not always the easiest trick in the book.