10 Reasons to Thank Your Cat on National Cat Day or any day!

October 29, 2014 is National Cat Day. I have 6 cats, having recently decided to keep a mother cat and 2 of her 5 kittens (the others went to good homes).

Have you ever thought about reasons to thank your cat? National Cat Day inspired me to make a list!

10 reasons to thank your cat on National Cat Day:

  1. You no longer need an alarm clock. The cat wakes you up each morning wanting food at the same time each day.
  2. Your blood pressure is lower from daily petting sessions
  3. The cat is always at home waiting for you.
  4. The cat is a great listener!
  5. Reminds you to take a nap. Cats set a great example of taking naps during the day.
  6. The cat gives you purpose. They are dependent on you for food and care!
  7. He loves you. He may ignore you or swat at you sometimes, but really he loves you on the inside.
  8. Uses her litter box. Every time.
  9. Helps you be less selfish by demanding attention.
  10. Best Pet Ever.
Thank your cat National Cat Day

The cats pictured all belong to my husband and me. We are still adjusting to having 6 and the cats are adjusting to each other. The two orange kittens are Elwood and Jake. The orange and white is Buster. The mostly gray cat in the middle is Violet (aka Mom Cat of Elwood and Jake). On top of the tower is Lina and in the same picture is Kilala (they are litter mates).

Should you write your cat a thank you note?

Now that you have some reasons to thank your cat, you may be wondering about a thank you note for them. Since they can’t read or open an envelope, no thank you note is needed in this situation!

What if you don’t feel thankful for the cat?

Remember it’s not all about you! Cats are not perfect. They may have days when they miss the litter box or hide from you all day. But overall cats make a great pets, if you or a family member are not allergic to them.

If you are struggling to feel thankful for your cat, read the 10 reasons to thank them again. Surely they will meet the criteria for at least one of them!

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Writing a thank you note to the family that adopted your cat’s kittens

Do you have a cat? If so, did it remind you to thank him/her or National Cat Day?

Heidi has been writing thank you notes for more than 30 years and is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes. Her goal is to help people write better thank-you notes by providing tips and examples.

10 thoughts on “10 Reasons to Thank Your Cat on National Cat Day or any day!”

  1. Loved this post!!! I didn’t realize it was National Cat Day…but both my husband and I are glad we decided to adopt our cat! She was 1 1/2 years old when we adopted her from our local humane society, which was about a year ago. Midnight is still frisky, when she wants to be; she loves to crawl up on my lap when I am watching TV or on the little table beside my computer when I am in my craft/computer room; she definitely wakes me up around the same time every morning – but some mornings I think she just gets lonely and cries at our bedroom door – it’s usually 3:30 or 4:00 and that is NOT time to get up!!! I will post a picture of her on your FB post…love your SIX…but, we live in an apartment and ONE is plenty!! Thanks as always for sharing!

  2. This is great! We have a barn full of cats, but we also have two pets. Our newest, Woodstock, was rescued from a load of wood delivered to our house. She barely survived, but I’m so glad she did! Thanks for sharing!

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