hug your cat dayToday’s the day to Hug your Cat!  Show your purring, cuddly sometimes mischievous friend some love today in honor of the occasion.

Cats were revered in Ancient Egypt, and even worshipped as symbols of grace and poise. National Hug Your Cat Day is the perfect opportunity to put your cat on a pedestal and thank her for all those times she has curled up next to you after a long day.

Showing your cat some affection is actually healthy for you, in fact studies have shown that hugs from animals can lower blood pressure and decrease stress.

To celebrate National Hug Your Cat Day, give your cat a nice big hug, and while you’re at it, throw in some grooming and a little catnip too!