by Janet Blue on June 4, 2018

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


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Lilly Bug June 6, 2018 at 4:17 pm

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!
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Marv June 6, 2018 at 3:24 pm

I, Marvelous absolutely love being hugged…but only when I want to be hugged and I get nasty if I don’t!
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BeadedTail June 5, 2018 at 9:28 pm

We missed the hug day so we’ll get an extra one today!
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Hemingway and Steinbeck June 5, 2018 at 9:03 pm

Hugs to all of you from all of us! We’re so glad the internet helped us meet you!
Hemingway, Steinbeck and Pam
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mommakatandherbearcat June 5, 2018 at 7:03 pm

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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da tabbies o trout towne June 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm

guyz….me mood dee pendz on weatherz ore knot eye getz a hug …ore eye shuld
say eggz ceptz a hug….N cyber space dee sidez weatherz ore knot thiz commint
will post…..we bet we got a bazillion of em floatin out ther now ~~ 🙂 ♥♥

Brian Frum June 5, 2018 at 12:02 pm

Hey, saw your comment, yes I have Wordfence paid version but they still got through. SIGH.
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The Menagerie Mom June 5, 2018 at 11:31 am

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!

William's Kith & Kin June 4, 2018 at 9:16 pm

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.

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Ellen Pilch June 4, 2018 at 8:53 pm

Wonderful spark, perfect for today. And I love the photo. XO
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Brian Frum June 4, 2018 at 5:45 pm

Hey, my blog is down until further notice due to a hack attack. We will be back as soon as we can.

The Island Cats June 4, 2018 at 5:19 pm

We get hugged everyday! We love this Spark…and the picture that goes with it.
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Crystal And Daisy Mae June 4, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Of Course I hugged Daisy Mae Today. She gets hugged everyday.

The Swiss Cats June 4, 2018 at 4:06 pm

Lovely quote ! Zorro loves hugs too ! Purrs

The Florida Furkids June 4, 2018 at 3:10 pm

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
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Eastside Cats June 4, 2018 at 11:57 am

Love…and hugs…are all we need!

knottedfingers June 4, 2018 at 11:43 am

We LOVE your quote! And your photo is so precious! We love Shel Silverstein! Our human sister reads all his poem books
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Linda Arthur Tejera June 4, 2018 at 9:36 am

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
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Kathre W. June 4, 2018 at 9:28 am

Lucy loves her hugs! You have a darling kitty!

Comedy Plus June 4, 2018 at 9:11 am

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. ♥
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Charles Huss June 4, 2018 at 6:02 am

Our Chris not a normal cat and actually loves hugs.
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Teddy June 4, 2018 at 5:49 am

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
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Summer June 4, 2018 at 4:53 am

I got lots of hugs on my therapy cat visit yesterday!
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Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko June 4, 2018 at 2:59 am

I love hugs! Well, sometimes, MOL! Maybe petcretary can give out hugs to her residents later when she is at her work:)

Harvey Button June 4, 2018 at 1:55 am

I have a hug with mum every night Miss Janet! Best part of our day!
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Lone Star Cats June 4, 2018 at 1:55 am

My momma likes to hug me. Sometimes I like it. Sometimes she should just hug da dog.
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