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National Cat Lovers Month

Updated: Nov 25, 2023

December is National Cat Lovers Month.

In the mid-1990s Cat Lovers Month was created to celebrate cats and their humans.

This month you can acknowledge a cat lover, give them a gift of anything with a cat on it. There are lots of websites to find that purrrrfect gift.

You can also show your cute, cuddly, often rambunctious felines some extra love this month. If you do not have a cat, maybe you can adopt one from a shelter, or play with one at a friend's house. I saw a cat cafe in Petaluma, where you can sit and read a book while hanging out with several friendly cats. You will become a cat lover if you spend enough time around them.

Cats have been part of human households for more than 9,500 years. Cats are one of the most popular pets for many reasons – they are quiet, independent, and usually require less maintenance than other pets, and they are great companions. Cats are intuitive and can sense when you need comfort. This can help to reduce anxiety and stress levels, as well as give a true sense of love and acceptance. About 25% of households have at least one cat.

Tragically, cat overpopulation remains an issue, and more than 3 million cats enter U.S. animal shelters each year. Cats are euthanized more than dogs, with approximately 850,000 cats being put down each year because they can’t find their forever homes.

Please adopt a cat from a shelter or reputable cat rescue. There are so many wonderful cats of all ages in need of a good home. If you can't take a cat, you can help out a cat rescue or trap spay/neuter and release group. We can make a difference in cat overpopulation with responsible cat stewardship.

I highly recommend taking the hour to watch this documentary on Netflix, it’s very informative, funny, and interesting. "Inside the Mind of a Cat"

Even if you aren’t a cat person, It is worth the time.

I think you’ll respect our feline friends even more.

I will not go on more, but if you would like to read more about cats and cat celebration days check out my Blogs.

Cat lover
Sophia the Cat


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