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13 Ways to Celebrate National Cat Day
Tuesday September 20th 2016
It’s National Cat Day on October 29th – so here’s a look at some of the best ways for you and your pet to celebrate…
1.Adopt a cat
Thousands of cats are abandoned or left homeless every year. Why not save a life and make a new furry best friend while you’re at it?
Cats Protection has a database of felines looking for new forever homes and can match cats and kittens to your needs and location.
2.Donate to a cat charity
There are lots of national and local cat charities and shelters that need funding. On National Cat Day, why not give a one-off donation to an animal charity or go one step further and set up a regular contribution.
3.Sponsor a kitty
Taking on a cat full time is a big commitment, so you could always sponsor if you don’t have the time to look after one.
Spoil your kitty
4.Treat your cat to something new
National Cat Day is like kitty Christmas, so why not use it as an excuse to spoil your feline friend with some new toys, treats or a swanky new collar?
5.Have a kitty photo shoot
Maybe hiring a professional is an expense you don’t need, but you could always stage a photoshoot yourself with some fun props
6.Download some cat apps
Cats can have hours of fun chasing a cartoon mouse around an iPad or tablet.
Either load up one of the many YouTube videos available or take a look at some top apps for cats
7.Create a pet playground
You don’t have to splash out on a luxury cat tree or deluxe pet gym to give your cats a play area they’ll love.
Create a cardboard playground from old boxes by cutting holes in them and attaching tubes and planks covered in different textures like carpets and corrugated card.
8.Stick notes by your cat while it sleeps
Shame your cat for all the cheeky and mischievous things it does by positioning confession notes next to them and taking pictures.
Make sure you post them on social media for all to see! There’s been a trend for pet people doing this on the likes of Instagram and Twitter over the last few months.
9.Visit a cat cafe
There are 9 cat cafes around the UK and most of them you’ll have to book well in advance. If you’re lucky, then you might just be able to get a reservation and celebrate National Cat Day in style.
10.Have a National Cat Day party
If you’re not lucky enough to get a cate cafe booking, why not invite all your feline-loving friends round for an equally stylish cat-themed party? You could even make it fancy dress!
Commit to your cat’s well-being
11.Make sure your cat’s microchip is up to date
Microchipping is the most effective way of keeping track of your furry family members, keeping all your details on a national database – handy if your pet has a tendency to wander off…
12.Taking your kitty to the vets for a check-up
Pet owners pay out millions in vet fees. Why not take a proactive approach to your cat’s health and use National Cat Day as an annual reminder to keep on top of their vaccines and general health.
And for the fun of it…
13.Watch cat videos on YouTube
Who doesn’t love to binge-watch viral videos of cats getting brain freeze, running from cucumbers or just generally being cute?
This article was written on behalf of helpucover. helpucover is a trading style of Pinnacle Insurance plc, an insurance company who offers pet insurance.