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.


International Hug Your Cat Day and Sparks


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.

Sparks badgeThough 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