Calling all cat lovers! Every cat owner pretty much celebrates their cats every day. But there’s a real holiday for us cat lovers: August 8th is International Cat Day! Your kitty companion should be celebrated every day, but on international cat day, we are here to help you take things up a notch.
We are here to bring you five fun ideas on how you can celebrate your kitty this year. This is a day to celebrate, love, and truly care for our feline friends’ well-being.
Buy Your Cat A Cat Tree For International Cat Day
We all know that cats love to climb and explore their surroundings. Cats who spend most of their time indoors will usually require some kind of substitute structure to climb on. You can purchase a cat tree from your local pet supply store that will surely have your cat meowing and climbing with joy! If your cat has mobility issues, then bringing them a fun new toy will surely put a twinkle in their eye. You can purchase toys that squeak, mice that race around the floor on their own, or maybe even something that has catnip built into it! Your cat will surely have a good time rolling around with it.
Spend International Cat Day At A Local Animal Shelter or Rescue Centre
There are plenty of cats around Aurora and Newmarket that need our love and care. Volunteers are always welcome at local animal shelters to help out with the cats in need. Extra hands for cleaning cages, feeding cats, and playing with the kitties up for adoption are always welcome! If you have been thinking about adopting a cat, then volunteering at a shelter would be a great way for you to get to know the kitties, so you can choose the right one for you.
Create Fun Tunnels And Obstacle Courses
Most cats love to run through tunnels and play all day. Create fun tunnels for your cat to run and hide through for some fun and exploration. This is a great way to give them exercise and mental stimulation as well. If you allow your cat to go outdoors, you can make the tunnels for them in the secure area in your front or back yard. Just ensure they are on a leash and harness so they don’t stray too far away from you.
Have A Fun Photoshoot With Your Cat
We all know our pets are the best models. They can strike a pose and take a photo like no other. If you have accessories to dress up your cat in, put them in some fun costumes and get your camera out! Play around with taking pictures in different parts of your home, and explore different lighting options. You will surely create some beautiful memories with your fur baby. You can then show off your beautiful pictures on social media to celebrate world cat day.
Have A Cat Playdate!
Just like humans, cats need socialization with other people and cats! If you have some cat lover friends, be sure to invite them over along with their feline friends for a pawty they won’t soon forget! While your cats mix and mingle together, you can bake some cat-friendly treats for your four-legged guests, play with all the fuzzy toys, and enjoy all the cuddles they have to offer.
It’s important to take some time out to show a little extra love and appreciation for our cats. The bond between an animal and a human is nothing short of special. Interactions with cats have been proven to help reduce physical responses to stress. They help provide emotional support when you need it the most. That unconditional love is everlasting.
We know that there are times where you need help taking care of your kitty, and we are here for you! Check out our cat care services to see how we can assist you with caring for your feline friend.
Morag is the owner and founder of York Regions most trusted premier in-home pet care and dog walking companies. In 2000 she saw a need for an alternative to kennels, catteries for family pets in the area and has always believed that pets are much happier and less stressed staying in their own familiar environment. Morag and her team are all certified in Pet 1st Aid and CPR, she also offers continuous training to her team members through online and hands on pet care and pet behaviour and care courses. Morag has earned her certificate in Professional Pet Sitting, Professional Dog Walking and Canine Attendant training. She has lived in the Newmarket/Aurora area since 1991 is a wife, a mother of 2 adult children and a grandmother of 2 delightful little balls of energy. She has also been owned by fish, birds, mice, rats, cats, dogs, gerbils and guinea pigs and is an advocate for all living creatures. In her spare time she likes to be involved in her community and events travelling, reading and cooking.