Well, even though the kids and husband are allergic to them, I love cats. LOVE them. Wish I could have one again.
We had one for 16 years. Our little Sara. Short for "Sarasota Bumblebee Pussy Willow Newman." Sara was a sweetie whom we took home in a Kleenex box from a bowling alley in Buffalo. A real Alley Cat!
She shared the spotlight with our dog Otto ("Ottoman Piglet Newman") until Otto passed away a few months before she did. When I think of the two of them curled up together on a pillow I also think of my youth and those hippie years when my husband and I lived like true Bohemians. When he stopped breathing like an allergic, stuffed up Darth Vader after Sara died, I knew my cat days were numbered.
Check out National Cat Day and think about adopting a cat if you would like a nice, no muss pet. OR think about adopting a dog. The site will direct you to a list with some great pets up for adoption in your area. After we adopted our dog Bitty a few years ago, I realized I didn't know how much I missed having a four legged companion in the house.
I have no idea if this site is real or just a great idea that fell flat. The email link bounced back to me. I am not sure if THE day ever really came off as an event--the site is not clear about that.
Legit or not legit, let's go on the assumption that it really is National Cat AND Dog day. Visit the animal shelter in your area. Adopt a pet.
Because I bet you could use a little something that purrs or barks in your life.