October 29th is National Cat Day! This day goes out to one of humanity’s most beloved companions: Cats!
Cats were first domesticated in the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent as early as 12,000 years ago. Since humans relied on hunting as their main source of food, dogs were the most useful. When the first agricultural societies emerged, cats became invaluable. Domesticated cats became responsible for keeping grain stores free of mice and other rodents.
Today, cats can be found in 34% of American’s homes, which makes them the most popular house pet in the United States. This day was first established in 2005 by pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige. In honor of today, celebrate the love and companionship with your cat.
If you don’t own a cat and are interested in having one as a pet, stop by your local animal shelter!
Here's my cat Bobbi McFeline...rockin' her purple claw covers and her pose as if to say she's the poop. Remember, dogs have owners, cats have staff.