If not, why not? Today is the official International Hug Your Cat Day, so what are you waiting for?
Ahh, your cat does not like hugs, and you are afraid she’ll maul you for trying. Most of us don’t like hugs either. It’s a cat thing, so we have no idea why some
idiot person came up with the foolish idea of having an entire day set aside for unwanted hugs. You know it wasn’t the idea of any cat past or present!
Mom did find one of us who begrudgingly allowed herself to be hugged and even smooched. That cat was Misty May. Suck Up!
Sparks on International Hug Your Cat Day
Since, we always do a Sparks post on Monday, Mom decided to combine the two events. So here’s that hug combined with our Spark.
Being literary types, we’re fairly certain you are acquainted with Shel Silverstein, but if not, here’s a little info. Sheldon “Shel” Silverstein was an American author, poet, cartoonist, songwriter and playwright. He’s best known for his children’s books and “Black” comedy. He was the recipient of two Grammy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination. Silverstein suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 68 in 1999. You can read more about Silverstein on Wikipedia.
Though our host, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader), of the Sparks Blog Hop is taking a much deserved break from blogging and our Sparks post is not part of a hop, we continue to support Annie’s vision when starting the Sparks hop: “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”
Now go hug your cat or, in lieu of that, another person. Our mom loves giving and getting hugs. We know she’ll be trying to hug others of us today. We plan to take turns being the lookout on alert to prevent this affront to our cat selves.
We also are joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus.
Purrs and paw-pats, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer
Everyday is Hug Your Cat Day! My daddy hooman hugged both my brother and I today. Hug your Cat day was June the 4th and we missed blogging about it!
I, Marvelous absolutely love being hugged…but only when I want to be hugged and I get nasty if I don’t!
We missed the hug day so we’ll get an extra one today!
Hugs to all of you from all of us! We’re so glad the internet helped us meet you!
Hemingway, Steinbeck and Pam
Those hugs are the best! I remember in school how one of my favorite parts of school was listening to the poems from “where the sidewalk ends,” but I haven’t read it in years. Time to fix that!
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Hey, saw your comment, yes I have Wordfence paid version but they still got through. SIGH.
Can we have a hug, too, Misty May? I absolutely adored Shel Silverstein’s works growing up. Then again, I still enjoy them to this day. And this quote fits so purrfectly with this precious photo! Around here, Thimble is the kitty to seek out if you want a hug. Or Toby, because he usually accepts hugs, too. Then again, my parents have a giant orange tabby named Foggy who will let you hug him for as long as you want. I always have my way with him when I visit their house. Purrs and hugs to you all!
Only Elliott and Caroline will allow hugs. Izzy would rather croak and I could do without it. I like attention, though, and I let Mom play with my toes.
Wonderful spark, perfect for today. And I love the photo. XO
Hey, my blog is down until further notice due to a hack attack. We will be back as soon as we can.
We get hugged everyday! We love this Spark…and the picture that goes with it.
Of Course I hugged Daisy Mae Today. She gets hugged everyday.
Lovely quote ! Zorro loves hugs too ! Purrs
That’s the purrfect Sparks post! We love that photo too.
The Florida Furkids with tons of HUGS and smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
Love…and hugs…are all we need!
We LOVE your quote! And your photo is so precious! We love Shel Silverstein! Our human sister reads all his poem books
Well, I guess I’m really lucky in that every one of my seven kitties will let me hug them — some more than others and always within reason (their reason)! HA! Hugs to you and yours! Great photo and cute poem! 😀 <3
Lucy loves her hugs! You have a darling kitty!
Hugs are wonderful. I love your Spark. We all need to go spread some love and hugs.
Have a purrfect Awww Monday. My best to your mom. ♥
Our Chris not a normal cat and actually loves hugs.
I’m not BIG on hugs but once I realize I’m not being taken to the car for a vet visit (!!) I’m OK with a hug. I see hugs happening between humans a lot so I guess it’s something THEY like but we cats can be a bit aloof and enjoy having our space maybe. I’m happy there’s a whole day set aside for HUGGING though – makes the world a KINDER place!
Happy HUGS, Teddy
I got lots of hugs on my therapy cat visit yesterday!
I love hugs! Well, sometimes, MOL! Maybe petcretary can give out hugs to her residents later when she is at her work:)
I have a hug with mum every night Miss Janet! Best part of our day!
My momma likes to hug me. Sometimes I like it. Sometimes she should just hug da dog.