Hug Your Cat Day

June 4 – National Hug Your Cat Day

Our American friends are currently enjoying their informal national “Hug Your Cat Day”.  So let’s use that as an excuse to hug our own cats and give them some extra attention on their special day.

4th Ballarat Guides have used the opportunity to learn about cat language and the messages conveyed by our pets in their movements and positions. They also made their own pet toys for some very lucky cats.

Cats are thought to be able to improve the psychological state of their owners by reducing any negative moods, so go and hug your cat and have a great day 🐱🐱

 

Canteen Australia are selling cat bandannas to support young people affected by cancer.

History

In the Ancient Egyptian days, cats were worshipped and glorified. They were first domesticated in the Near East around 7500 BC and have been spoiled by people ever since.

Cats continue to be seen as symbols of grace and poise.

Studies suggest that cat purring can help to reduce stress levels and make people feel calmer which is good for our cardiovascular system.

 


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