by Janet Blue on April 11, 2017


National Pet day 2017


We Kitties Blue are wondering what exactly is National Pet Day? We thought everyday was National Pet Day, or at the very least, National Cat Day. The resident authority on this type of thing claims we were well aware of this day. But as a reminder to both us and our readers, here’s what National Pet Day is all about, according to the website.

National Pet Day was founded in 2005 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert, Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige, to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters and rescues all around the globe.

Dogs and cats are the most popular pets, but lots of individuals have other types of pets, such as bunnies, ferrets, turtles, chickens, fish, snakes, hamsters and horses, just to name a few. And this day is for all pets no matter the species.

The National Pet Day website lists ten ways to celebrate National Pet Day. A few of those are:

  • Adopt a pet from your local shelter or rescue organization.
  • Volunteer at your local shelter or rescue.
  • Buy your pet a fun new toy….or two…or five. (Kitties Blue can really get behind this one.)
  • Donate food, litter, toys, blankets, other pet-related items or green papers to your local shelter or rescue.

For other suggestions, visit the National Pet Day website.

Kitties Blue have some suggestions not listed by the National Pet Day organization.

  • Spend extra time playing with your pet day.
  • Take the opportunity to give your pet a soothing brushing or massage.
  • Give your pet some of their favorite treats.

Do you have any special plans for National Pet Day? Kitties Blue have thought and thought and thought about how we’d like to spend our day. Then we took a vote.  The photo of Cooper Murphy represents our unanimous decision. (We may ask for a few extra treats as well!)


National Pet Day 2017


Whatever you decide to do today, we wish all our anipals a happy and love-filled National Pet Day and challenge all humans to do at least one nice thing for their pet or another animal.

XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy


{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

meowmeowmans April 12, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Every day is pet day here. 🙂 Cooper Murphy, we agree 100 percent with you, pal! 🙂
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Katie Isabella April 12, 2017 at 7:13 am

Around here, every day is Pet Day cuz mom said I am spoiled rotton!


McGuffy's Reader April 11, 2017 at 6:35 pm

Of course, every day is Pet Day. I cannot imagine life without critters. It is all about them…isn’t it? Hugs.
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The Island Cats April 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm

We agree…every day is Pet Day as far as we’re concerned. And those are some great suggestions on ways to celebrate. We’re off to get some treats. 🙂
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The Swiss Cats April 11, 2017 at 3:32 pm

Those are great ideas ! Happy National Pet Day ! Purrs
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Sammy April 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Every day is pet day but a special day set aside to reaffirm our LOVE of our pets is nice. Teddy will be EXTRA spoiled rotten today……and my heart STILL aches missing Angel Sammy who was so much more than a “pet”……………Happy Pet Day to everyone.

Love, Pam
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Caren Gittleman April 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm

We agree that it is EVERY DAY which is why we are sometimes not participating in some of these “days”……….we will do some when the mood hits but yes, you are right, they are EVERY DAY! And…yep, we do everything on the list!
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Brian April 11, 2017 at 1:35 pm

We missed this special day but we do plan on the peeps making up for it! Happy National Pet Day everyone!
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Valentine April 11, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Happy National Pet Day! I think Cooper Murphy has a great plan for the day! Mew Mew!
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mommakatandherbearcat April 11, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Oh, Cooper Murphy! That belly is the purr-fect way to celebrate National Pet Day!!! As an aside, we gave the Kitties Blue a shout out on our blog today (at the end of the dialogue, since you came up with our title in one of your comments on a previous post).
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Ellen Pilch April 11, 2017 at 9:14 am

We try to celebrate our pets every day 🙂 Cooper Murphy knows how to get comfy, so cute. XO
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Linda Arthur Tejera April 11, 2017 at 9:06 am

Best holiday ever! 😆 Of course, it’s celebrated every day here around here! <3
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The Florida Furkids April 11, 2017 at 8:47 am

Happy National Pet Day!!! We agree with Cooper Murphy….that’s a great way to celebrate!

The Florida Furkids
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The Florida Furkids April 11, 2017 at 8:48 am

ACK….Mom forgot to type Allie’s message to Mau….Allie is sending tons and tons of smoochies and love to Mau!
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Hemingway and Steinbeck April 11, 2017 at 8:06 am

Cooper Murphy, you look totally relaxed. You obviously enjoy your forever home. We hope all the kitties and doggies who don’t have forever homes can find one soon so they can relax.
Stereo purrs……..Hemingway and Steinbeck
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The Menagerie Mom April 11, 2017 at 5:10 am

Well, this is certainly one of the best days of the year! We’ve decided to donate to a local rescue group in honor of National Pet Day. Of course, in addition to that, the furbabies around here will be enjoying some extra snuggles and treats! Happy National Pet Day to all of you!
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Lone Star Cats April 11, 2017 at 3:31 am

Great belly shot!
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles April 11, 2017 at 2:42 am

Wow, you are all going to be relaxed and receiving belly rubs and snorgles?? OMC! MOL! What a great picture of a Cooper M in pure bliss and zen mode.


Summer April 11, 2017 at 12:24 am

Happy National Pet Day! I think we celebrated a day early here, as I went on an outing.
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