International Cat’s Day?

Posted: February 20, 2014 in animals
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Well, in many countries there are different days to celebrate this date. For example, World Cat Day is celebrating on 17th February in many countries, as well is on AUgust 8, date most known as the official World Cat Day. Searching on the Internet, I found others dates recognized as World Cat Day: in Russia falls on March 1st, and in the U.S. on October 29.

But for cats, kittens and the people of the Internet, every day is cat day – which is why it came as a surprise to some of us that an “International Cat Day” actually exists! Yes, and they say is today 20th February.

International Cat Day was officially created in 2009, thanks to the efforts of cat lovers on social-networking sites, especially Facebook and Twitter, who wanted to educate people about how to correctly care for felines and promote the animals’ rights in light of abuse and abandonment.

The date marks the death on February 20, 2009, of Socks, the most famous cat to live in the White House, who moved into the presidential residence with Bill Clinton’s family in 1993. The tuxedo cat, who was adopted by first daughter Chelsea Clinton when her father was governor of Arkansas, became a media darling, with his image being used to raise money for animal shelters.

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Socks went to live with the former president’s secretary, Betty Currie, when the Clintons left the White House. Curry had Socks euthanized in 2009, when he was 19 or 20, because he was suffering from kidney problems, a thyroid condition and cancer of the mouth and jaw.

OK, let’s go to celebrate! Happy International Cat’s Day!

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