Table of contents:
- She is the most popular pet
- A station wagon for the ages
- Attention should be drawn to animal welfare
- The favorite ball of fur to reduce stress
- Cat pampering program
"What is a greater gift than the love of a cat?" Asked Charles Dickens. Any cat owner would probably nod to him at this moment. It is actually the highlight of the day when the otherwise rather introverted and vain roommate hops into bed purring at you. This weekend the time has come and we are giving him back all of our love in multiple ways. Here are a few exciting facts about World Cat Day!
She is the most popular pet
The world's most popular pet, the cat even steals the show from dogs and hamsters. Rightly - even if dog owners will probably contradict at this point: She is much easier to care for than a dog, rarely refuses her favorite food and is a very clean animal (although it feels like she loses kilos of hair in the transition period).
A station wagon for the ages
In fact, our beloved furballs have been living since 9,000 BC. With people. So we are a team that has worked well for years. With the advent of Christianity (especially in Europe), however, people were afraid of them, since they were considered to be seen "unpredictable creatures" and have been associated with witches. In Egypt, on the other hand, they were venerated because they were considered to be God's protectors. The subject of "cats" has always been very ambivalent!
Attention should be drawn to animal welfare
World Cat Day is not just "just like that" dedicated to our already much too spoiled darlings, but rather should focus on the Point out the protection of animals and appeal to animal welfare. In Germany alone, almost a thousand cats are subjected to life-threatening animal experiments every year and several hundred thousand are run over. It is estimated that around two million strays are currently without a home.
In Austria there are numerous animal shelters with cats that are just waiting to be taken home. The little ones have had terrible experiences behind them and more than deserve the chance of a new beginning! Organizations such as "Tierschutz Austria", "IFAW-International Fund for Animal Welfare" or "TierQuarTier" are actively committed to this and are dependent on help. This is something to keep in mind when considering getting a cat. Adopt, don’t shop!
The favorite ball of fur to reduce stress
Interaction with cats is said to reduce the physical reaction to stress and to help with various mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders or depression. In that context they will too more and more in demand as co-therapists and as such are already often in use. So cats are much more than purring, running fur balls and in some cases can even save lives.
Cat pampering program
We are ready for World Cat Day! Including extra long cuddle and play sessions! Starting with classic treats and brightly colored feather toys to strong-smelling valerian pillows, your cat will love you! (The latter is also a hot tip for all cat owners! The herb contains valeric acid, which is similar to the pheromones that the four-legged friends secrete during the mating season. We can reveal this much in advance: the joy of the kitties will be visible!) We look forward to World Cat Day! Celebrate your four-legged friends and spoil them even more than usual! It is granted to them.