10 Ways to Celebrate International Cat Day–Hey, Cat Lovers! August 8 is International Cat day, and Senja (yes, our boss), would like to share with you some fun & simple but meow-mazing ways to spend this day with your furball friend (Cat naps included!). So without further meow-ning, let’s get it on!
There are few things that immediately evoke a sense of calm. The feeling that comes from having an adorable feline friend welcoming you after a long day does just that. Add to that, their yawns, meows, stretches, and mood swings make them all the more adorable.
August 8 is a special day for them and SOULSCAPE wants to share some ideas on how to make them feel extra loved so we have put together these simple activities and celebrations to spend this International Cat day? (It’s a good thing that Senja helped us in rounding up these activities. She’s really a cat that’s on the ball!)
Fun activities to do this International Cat Day:
- Throw a Cat Party!
What can be more special and celebrational than having a cat party? Buy some extra catnip and invite your cat’s friend and your friends over for a feline festival. Alongside the catnip, we suggest that one prepare delicious food and have an excess of toy mice for the cat crowd. This could go well with a fun activity such as hide & seek, tag & chase, a good sip of milk, and then munch on some cat snacks. Vegan snacks for the furless friend’s signals support and love all things animal.
- Teach High 5 & Shake hands
Cats are fast learners! Teaching them high 5 or a simple shake hand can be a perfect bonding activity. Be sure to praise and encourage them with the things that they love. Maybe a catnip or a sweet cuddle.
- Invent a fancy international name for your cat
Celebrate this special day by addressing your cat by a different name. They might they respond? You can also do this with friends while having fun.
- Watch CatTV
Join your cats in watching their all-time favourite aquarium show. If you don’t have one at home, you can watch a fish video using your smartphones. Of course, there is always the play, CATS.
- Sing together
Cats are natural born singers, let’s exercise their vocal chords by singing with them. Make sure that they sing along. Meow, meow meow, meo-w!
A simple stroll in a park is very unwinding. Take your cat for a walk so that both of you can have a leg stretch and a breath of fresh air. You can also invite some of your friends then let them play with their pets too.
- Ball pit
No one is too old to enjoy ball pit. Make a Do-it-your-own ball pit for your cats, you just need a box and lots of colourful balls. If your box is big enough for you to fit in, then you can play with your furry friend inside. This also makes an instagrammable picture!
- Do yoga with your cat
As we all know, cats love to stretch and do simple exercises. What you can do is place a yoga mat then do your favourite yoga poses beside your cats. To enjoy it more, you can also mimic your cat poses. Watch at how they’ll respond to it.
- Adopt and help a cat
The more, the merrier! Adopting a cat is popular in Singapore as there are a lot of abandoned felines in the area. Good thing there is this Cat Cafe called Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa in that allows you to play with the cats while having a nice drink. Instead of buying their cats, they highly encourage all cat lovers to adopt one as there is an increasing number of abandoned cats. This day is perfect to help those cats in need! More awesome than that, Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa also host Yoga with cats – it so Purr-fect!
- Take a nap
TEnd your fun day with some Zzzz. Cuddle with your kitty first, then find a comfortable place to sleep with your cat. You can both do a few more stretches before you sleep.
With this, we feature an amazing photoshoot by Monika @monikaleopard on Instagram as she shows her yoga routine with her kitten. Ohh love those Pawanmukt Asana (Wind-releasing Pose).
How about you, how did you spend the International Cat’s day with your furry friend?