Today is a Kitten Appreciation Holiday!
Yes, that’s right! Today is actually a National Holiday to celebrate those cute little furry angels everyone loves. Not only have we adorable cats taken over the internet, but we actually are also the reason for a few National Holidays!
Did you know that we cats have been domesticating our humans for more than 12,000 years? That’s right! We may sleep a lot, but we work fast when we wake up. Since we started domesticating humans, people have found so many reasons to love us, that Pet expert and advocate Colleen Paige started National Kitten day to draw attention to the cute little kittens needing good homes and help them find the love and care they need and deserve.
I mean, look at that little face! I used to be a kitten once- and believe it or not, Sushi was too…maybe. Anyway, we kitties start learning early on how to make humans fall in love with us- It starts with our big eyes, and big ears and delicate little meows, and BAM! Before you know it, you can’t get enough of us!
Did you know that research has shown that people who take short breaks throughout the day to look at cute animal pictures are more productive? We’re not only adorable to look at and play with, but having a cat around has also been proven to lower blood pressure, lower stress levels, improve your mood, and even reduce your risk of heart attacks (unless you step on their tail in the middle of the night)!
So go ahead and look at all those cute kitty photos, or take some fun pictures of your own kitties- if you don’t have a kitten, visit your local shelter where you’ll find lots of kittens (and adult cats) who are longing to be adopted. Bring a few treats- and give them some love, and you’ll have a furry friend for life!