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Is it just me or does it seems like there are too many new pet holidays? October or as I prefer to call it Black Cat Awareness Month is coming to a close but yesterday was Black Cat Day which I promoted elsewhere but not at this blog.
When I see the date October 27, the first thing I think of is my mother’s birthday. She died on her birthday 5 years ago and in her honor, I’m sharing a tribute post. It’s been edited with an added photo made more meaningful by my visit to her place of birth, Helsinki recently.
A Personal Tribute to My Mom an Amazing Cat Lady
It’s a bittersweet week with cat holidays mixed with family holidays including my wedding anniversary on October 28. I can’t believe a free spirit like me who dated a lot has been married 21 years. It’s shocking how young we look and no photoshop but I’m feeling painfully mortal.
October is Pet Wellness Month. October 12 marks Pet Obesity Day. October 16 used to be Feral Cat Day which I adored until it changed to Global Cat Day.
A new one this year is CATober 9 for adopted cats who don’t know their birthday. It’s declared by the North Shore Animal League. I have no issues with a shelter creating a holiday but I draw the line at for-profit brands creating a holiday just to promote themselves.
The most popular cat holiday in October is probably National Cat Day on October 29 but who are we kidding, October is all about Halloween.
I have so many Halloween/Cat related content to share, I’ll be doing two posts before or on the big spooktacular day! Here’s a preview for my @blackcatsofig group and greeting in case you miss the posts. I found some unusual vintage cards you haven’t seen before too.
How do you feel about the proliferation of pet holidays?