Today is the day to show appreciation for our feline friends across the country.
It is National Cat Day!
The unofficial holiday was created in 2005 by a pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate to honor the companionship cats bring to their owner's lives.
This day is not just about giving extra love to these playful and curious pets. National Cat Day was started to also raise awareness of the need to adopt cats and kittens.
About a third of households in the U.S. have a cat.