Happy National Hug Your Cat Day, cat lovers! June 4th is the day to show your furry friend just how much you love them.
Ancient Egyptians worshipped, revered, and spoiled their cats (sound familiar?). They were seen as symbols of grace and poise — traits cats are still associated with up to this day. And what better way to do that than spoil them with some extra attention and goodies?
Here are 4 ways to spoil your pet cat today:
1. Give them a big hug!
Cats love being physically affectionate, and that’s just one of the benefits of being a cat lover! They’ll purr with enjoyment and feel loved and appreciated. If your cat is feeling extra cuddly, you could even pick them up and carry them around like a baby. They’ll feel like the king or queen of the world!
Just make sure not to squeeze too tight – cats don’t like being constricted. A gentle hug is all they need to feel loved. If you’re not a fan of hugs, you can still show your cat some love on National Hug Your Cat Day by giving them lots of strokes and pets.
2. Treat them to their favorite food or toy.
If you know your cat’s favorite food, consider buying them a special treat or two to show how much you appreciate them. Or, if they’re more of a toy pet, get them something new to play with – a set of feathers on a stick, perhaps, or a puzzle feeder to keep their brain challenged.
You can also check this helpful post about DIY cat toys. Whatever you do, make sure it’s something they’ll enjoy and appreciate.
3. Let them sleep in bed with you.
Pet cats love nothing more than snuggling up close to their favorite person. So on this special day, let your feline friend sleep in bed with you. They’ll purr with happiness and you’ll get some cute kitty cuddles too!
If you don’t normally let your cat sleep in your bed, make an exception on National Hug Your Cat Day. Your cat will love snuggling up close to you, and you’ll get some precious kitty cuddles in return!
4. Give them a scratch behind the ears!
One of the best ways to show your cat some love is by giving them a good scratch behind the ears. This will not only feel good for them, but it will also help to bond with you.
Why National Hug Your Cat Day Is Special
Cats show their love unconditionally, no matter how many friends come and go. Cats will always be there for you, demonstrating total love and affection (though they frequently try to hide it).
Hug Your Cat Day is a reminder that we should pamper our cats a bit so they may thank us for our friendship and loyalty.
Give them some cuddles – if they don’t like being handled, a new scratch to the head is sufficient.
You can also show off countless pictures of your feline friend on social media. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #NationalHugYourCatDay.
Whether you post it on Instagram or email it to your mom, go wild.
National Hug Your Cat Day is the perfect opportunity to show your furry friend some extra love. And what better way to spoil them than with a few of these fun cat-centric activities?
From playing games to spoiling them with delicious treats, your kitty will be purring with happiness all day long.
So give your cat the royal treatment and hug them close on May 14th! How do you plan on spoiling your cat for National Hug Your Cat Day?