I've got Holidays on the brain.
National Tap Dance Day
National Boss Day
Hug a Rottweiller Day
April Fool's Day
What's wrong with this picture?
A whole damn week as a catch-all, for all Companion Animals, no doubt covering everything from Ants to Zebras?
How so PC!
Fortunately there is someone working hard to rectify an indefensible oversight of the Holiday Naming Committee....
Tiger Hample, author of HAPPY CAT DAY....
"Being a cat is cool," he writes.
Being a Cat, myself, I agree with that 100%!
"Apart from the fact that folks regard us merely as cuddly companions with virtually no feelings- except for catnip."
Well, not everybody, as can be seen by the fact that many of us have Companions who allow us to join them in expressing ourselves in writing, and in pictures, on their blogs, but he does have a point.
"So I figured I’ll deal with these misconceptions in a book. Which puts me in a fix. Because a bunch of scairdy-cats said, “People believe we’re enigmatic, so they don’t bug us to perform stupid pet tricks. Your book will blow our cover. Besides, people don’t want to hear us whine. They’ll never believe we have self-doubts because they’re convinced we think we’re Pet Royalty. (We are.) Write about how we’re superior to dogs. Don’t make trouble. Stay cool.” Well, forget it! I’m a Go-For-All-The-Marbles kind of cat."
Good for him!!
So what does this attitude lead him to do?
To call for "an official Cat Holiday. Three-day weekend for everybody…Except dogs. My cattitude is: You only have 9 lives to live, live ‘em big!"
Show how much you appreciate your Feline Companion(s) and join his Crusade to make Cat Day a national holiday, by writing a nice letter to your Congressional Representative. [ Use the form provided, write one of your own or, better yet, let your FC write one for you to mail. ;-D ]
Justice for Cats!
A Postage Stamp for Cats ( Lick a pussy, and stick it on your outgoing mail !! )!!
Let's make August 15... National Cat Day!!
In the interest of Fairness, and Balance:
It must be admitted that not all Felines, and their Humans, are in agreement with this Cause, as this note from a long time friend of Daddy's and companion of friends of mine shows:
On behalf of Zozo and Molly; I must decline...cuz an organized "Cat Day" is oxymoronic in of itself; aka: herding cats. Add bloggers and it can't be done. *G*
Hee, hee! ;-D