World Cat Day is celebrated on February 17th.
Through the ages cats have had many labels attached to them.
In ancient Egypt, cats were worshiped as gods.
In the Dark Ages, aptly named, cats were thought to be demons. The rats put an end to that idea.
In some cultures black cats are thought to bring bad luck.
Cats who wash their ears are said to be predicting bad weather.
Being owned by cats, we know that they are delightful, curious creatures. They’ve been called independent, but that’s because, unlike dogs, they can fend for themselves if necessary. Luckily, they choose to be with us.
Whatever we attribute to the cat, we know they are loving companions. So hug your cat today and every day. And don’t forget some extra treats in celebration.
A Cat’s Prayer – Author Unknown
Now I lay me down to sleep,
The kingsize bed is soft and deep
I sleep right in the center groove
My human can hardly move.
I’ve trapped her legs, she’s tucked in tight
And here is where I pass the night.
No one disturbs me or dares intrude
Till morning comes and I want food.
I sneak up slowly to begin
My nibbles on my human’s chin.
She wakes up quickly, I have sharp teeth
And my claws I will unsheath.
For the morning’s here and its time to play
I always seem to get my way.
So thank you Lord for giving me
This human person that I see,
The one who hugs me and holds me tight
And sacrifices her bed at night.