Today, it’s Hug Your Cat Day! To our family, it’s always Hug Your Cat day. Well, my husband and I at least try to give “Myles”, our cat, the love he deserves whenever our four year-old is not trying to terrorize him.
We love hugging our Myles-e-o for several reasons:
- He’s not your typical cat. He actually thinks he’s a dog and he’s just as affectionate as any family dog. Myles will meow at you every time he wants attention from you. Or, he will just give you puppy eyes until you put him on your lap. Yes, we’re lucky. Every other cat I’ve had since I was a kid just wanted to be fed and sun bathe.
- He’s very talkative. We’ll literally sit and talk to Myles and he’ll meow back. Sometimes my husband jokes around and says stuff like “Myles, I don’t like cats. I like small dogs,” and the next thing you’ll hear is the loudest “Grrreow!” that you’ve ever heard. It still makes me laugh every single time.
- His purring is somewhat therapeutical. He’s so loud when he purrs that it sort of induces me into a trance. I can just pet him and concentrate on his purring and relax.
- He’s just part of the family. Yes, he gets in trouble for laying on our couches or going to certain areas of the house where he’s not allowed, but he’s still our very special cat.
So, if you’re a cat owner, remember to give your cat the love it deserves. If you don’t own a cat, you could volunteer at an animal shelter and share your love with the less fortunate furry creatures.