THE COMFY SOFA, My House, Annapolis, Maryland) April 10, 2015—Tomorrow is a celebration of all things amazing and fantastic: It’s National Pet Day! I don’t mean to brag, but I’m quite sure my human would be lost without me; after all, I’m an excellent alarm clock, a great assistant and a formidable hunter (I make sure to share anything I catch!).
I’m crossing my paws that my human has something wonderful in store for me. Traditionally, as cats, we wish for the following amazing items on Pet Day:
- Brown cube of wonder. My human calls this a box, but I fail to see how something so fantastic can have such a simple name. I can never resist them, and no matter what the size they always serve as wonderful spaces to sit, sleep, play and hide.
- Shiny flying strips. One of the best presents a cat can get, these shocking ribbon-like objects give me hours of pure joy. Attach them to a stick with a bell? Dream. Come. True.
- Comfy cozy sleep spot. This is kind of a freebie, though sometimes humans tend to overthink it. They go to all that trouble of buying really expensive beds, but little do they know that we will sleep on just about anything. The warmer, the better.
This National Pet Day, be sure to show your pets you appreciate their unconditional love and admiration. While boxes, ribbons (nothing they can choke on of course!) and beds can enhance your cat’s environment, you might also consider treating them to a preventive care exam to ensure they are as healthy and happy as possible. In addition, if you adopt a pet on this celebratory day, ensure that you get off on the right paw by visiting a veterinarian and beginning a long-term care relationship.