by Janet Blue on May 14, 2014

Straw Hat Day marks the point in the year when you should put away your day-to-day felt hats (until the Felt Hat Day on September 15th) and start to wear a straw hat to keep cool.

We don’t know why humans celebrate this day. Hardly any of them even wear hats anymore. Do baseball caps count? Lots and lots of people (even our dad) wear those. I don’t think any of them ever put those away.

No matter, the mom thinks we should all don straw hats today and cavort in the grass. As she is still in the process of recovering from that scorpion sting, we decided to cut her an itty-bitty amount of slack and pose for this photo.


Now that y’all have seen us, we’re taking these things off and turning them into chew toys. If your human has shamed you in this same way, we hope you follow our lead.


Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Sherri-Ellen T-D May 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Lookin pawsum in yer straw heatz me Sisfurz n Brofur 😉
Lub Nylablue n Mum too xoxoxoxoxoxo
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Marty the Manx May 18, 2014 at 8:49 pm

You all look quite wonderful in your hats!
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Jobi and Fisher May 18, 2014 at 5:15 am

Wonderful picture! I hope you frame it.

speedyrabbit May 17, 2014 at 1:51 am

You look great! we hope you mummy is healed up now,xx Speedy and Rachel

Clooney May 16, 2014 at 10:29 pm

What a fabulous picture of you kitties in your straw hats! Your Mom is the Queen of hats and gowns and beautiful pictures, we love what she comes up with, just gorgeous! Continued good thoughts to her.
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Penelope May 16, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Oh My Goodness! Yous all looks fabulishious! Mes would only lets Mommy imagine mes in a hat this year!
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BeadedTail May 16, 2014 at 5:33 pm

You all look fabulous in your straw hats! We hope your mom’s ankle is better! Our mommy told us that we get to help make a no-no bracelet for your mom and we are so excited! She’s gotta hurry up and find beads but we’re ready to play, we mean, help her!
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Savannah's Paw Tracks May 16, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Now that was a lot of straw hats to fit and color coordinate! Smashing job Miss Janet
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Cathy Keisha May 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Whoa! 7 straw hats is a lot of work. I fought tooth and claw not to wear mine. Hope your Mom gets to feeling better.
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Emma and Buster May 16, 2014 at 1:48 pm

we didn’t know that there’s a straw hat day. but our human dad and mom wears them for gardening 🙂
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meowmeowmans May 15, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Happy Straw Hat Day, dear ones. You look fantastic! 🙂
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Kitty Cat Chronicles May 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm

This photo is great!! You all look so adorable in your straw hats! We are glad that the weather is warmer and worthy of straw hats instead of felt ones! We know you all must be too.

Hope your mom is feeling better after her encounter with the scorpion.

Derby and Ducky May 15, 2014 at 9:10 pm

We don’t wear hats, we might play with a hat.

Happy Calendar Cat Day to Lisbeth and Astrid.
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The Island Cats May 15, 2014 at 9:05 pm

You all look so cute in your straw hats. We hope your mom is feeling better.
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Oui Oui May 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Our mom didn’t dare! But you are all looking mighty cute! We are purring your mom is doing better today. Did you feel the windows rattling?
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Caren Gittleman May 15, 2014 at 7:19 pm

you all look so delightful in your hats and what a great backdrop!
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Kwee Cats and Art May 15, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Wow, what a great photo. We love you guys and all your hats. You did a fantastic job here.
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mariodacat May 15, 2014 at 5:38 pm

LOVE it – you all look stunning in your hats. It’s fun isn’t it. Tell mom to take care of that bitey – it can be serious.
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Misaki May 15, 2014 at 3:56 pm

You all look great!
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie May 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm

SERIOUSLIES, we are ever so glad our human is still wiped out from the conference. She didn’t have two brain cells left to rub together – which meant NO straw hats for us! (of course there’s this teensy little problem we have: she came back to a computer that was deaded – and we did NOt have anything to do with that, honest!).

Oh and she wanted to thank you for the brilliant idea (that she totally missed) of mentioning the woofie at BlogPaws who received the K-9 Kevlar vest so that he can patrol with protection! That post was written 2 weeks ago and if she had a computer at home (or the photo of the K-9 cop woofie here at work) she’d add it. Maybe tomorrow…? Anyways, FAB idea!!!

How are you feeling??????
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Angel Abby Grace May 15, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Don’t you ALL look so cute!!!

Happy Straw Hat Day!
Angels Abby♥Gracie♥
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Timmy Tomcat May 15, 2014 at 2:25 pm

We got the same treatment. Great idea! Lets really sharpen our claws on these hats
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Brian Frum May 15, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Y’all surely do look great! Happy Straw Hat Day from the Cat in the Hat!
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Andrea and the Celestial Kitties May 15, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Aw, you all look cute!
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Nerissa's Life May 15, 2014 at 11:19 am

My gosh… You all look so GREAT in your hats!

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The REAL Maple Syrup Mob May 15, 2014 at 9:41 am

Mummy Janey wears hats…she doesn’t mind teethy marks in them (unless she just hasn’t found them yet).
The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx
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Karren Haller May 15, 2014 at 8:02 am

I do love all the frolicking in the hats on the grass, you do look pawsome!! I do hope your human will recover quickly from that nasty sting!!
Oh My Heartsie Girl
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Sammy May 15, 2014 at 7:17 am

Looking mighty fine today Kitties! Love all the straw hats – each one is perfect for the cat it’s “sitting on” !!!! Happy Straw Hat Day……..and I hope your Mom is feeling great by now!

Hugs, Sammy
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Cat Scout Charles May 15, 2014 at 6:21 am

Good Morning Kitties Blue….What a wonderful picture of all of you in your summer hats. Ms Lisbeth you look very fetching. My siblings and I don’t do hats but after seeing how cute all of you look I think mom may make us do it too. I’m keeping a low profile to day.
CS Charles

Bev Green May 15, 2014 at 6:11 am

Poor mum…ouchie!! I am sure your adorable pictures will cheer her up no end 🙂 you all looks so beautiful! we have to put our warmer hats on now as we go through late Autumn..hugs Fozziemum xx
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Sometimes, Cats Herd You May 15, 2014 at 5:59 am

You are all quite fetching in your hats!!
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Molly The Wally May 15, 2014 at 5:38 am

Pawsome pic of you all and we agree they are just asking to be chewed LOL. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly
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Austin Towers May 15, 2014 at 5:21 am

Oh the ignominy of it all!! I was hijacked and be-strawed as well! There will be treats big time to make up for this traumatic week …… MOL

Happy Straw Hat Day – I didn’t know the symbolism behind it. Thanks for letting us know 🙂 We hope The Mom’s ankle is better today xox
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hutchagoodlife May 15, 2014 at 3:11 am

A scorpion sting?! Ouch, hope your hooman feels better soon.

Whee think you look furry fancy in your hats!

Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
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Deztinee High May 15, 2014 at 1:42 am

Aaaaw yous all look adowable. ☺

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥

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Sparkle May 15, 2014 at 1:35 am

I don’t do hats, so I sort of ignore this day. My human used to wear hats all the time when she was hanging out at rock clubs several nights a week! That was a long time ago… but she still has a lot of the hats.
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The Creative Cat May 14, 2014 at 11:38 pm

Our human wears hats all the time! She’s just walking down to Main Street but she acts like it’s the Easter Parade! Says no one would recognize her without one of her hats! We sleep on them. In fact, we’re going to tell her to pull out a few photos of us hanging out on her hats! Thanks!
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McGuffy Ann Morris May 14, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Oh you are all so cute!
A scorpion sting? Yikes! I hope she is okay!
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