National Hug Your Cat Day

National Hug Your Cat Day – so go hug your cat not just today, but every day!

National Hug Your Cat Day

National Hug Your Cat Day - so go hug your cat not just today, but every day!

Held annually on June 4!

God has blessed us with animals. He has given us dominion over the animals for many purposes. (Genesis 1:26) So if you have a family cat then take this day to give it some love and a hug. Maybe even a special treat.

We must be thankful for what God gives us, including a family pet. I know I am a cat person and I am so glad God has blessed us with a cat to take care of.

Did you know that having a pet and loving on it can reduce stress and help make you healthier. Also did you know that June is National Pet Adoption Month. If you can have pets where you live. I recommend you adopt and take care of a furever friend and give them their furever home.

Don’t just hug and love your cat on this day but everyday!

I’m glad god blessed us with pets such as the household cat.

Celebrating National Hug Your Cat Day: Embracing the Purr-fect Companionship

National Hug Your Cat Day is a whimsical holiday that cat lovers eagerly anticipate each year. It’s a day dedicated to pampering our feline friends and acknowledging the countless ways they enrich our lives. As we approach this special day, let’s delve into the history, significance, and some fun ways to celebrate with your beloved kitty.

The Origins of National Hug Your Cat Day

While the exact origins of National Hug Your Cat Day are shrouded in mystery, it’s clear that the day has gained popularity among cat enthusiasts worldwide. It’s believed to have started as a way to promote the health benefits of pet ownership, and it has evolved into a heartfelt celebration of the bond between cats and their humans.

The Benefits of Cat Hugs

Hugging your cat isn’t just a joyous experience; it’s also beneficial for your health. Studies have shown that cuddling with pets can lower blood pressure, reduce stress levels, and even improve mental health. The act of hugging releases oxytocin in the brain, a hormone associated with happiness and relaxation.

How to Celebrate

Here are some purr-fect ways to celebrate National Hug Your Cat Day:

  • Extra Cuddle Time: Set aside some time for extra cuddles. Whether it’s a cozy nap together or simply holding your cat close, make sure they feel the love.
  • New Toys and Treats: Spoil your cat with new toys or their favorite treats. It’s a great way to engage their senses and show appreciation.
  • Photo Session: Capture the moment with a photo session. Share your best hugs on social media to spread the joy.
  • Health Check: Use this day as a reminder to schedule a vet visit to ensure your cat’s health and well-being.
  • Adopt or Foster: Consider opening your home to a cat in need. Visit your local shelter to adopt or foster, spreading the love beyond your own home.


National Hug Your Cat Day is more than just a quirky holiday; it’s a reminder of the special place cats hold in our hearts. So, on this day, let’s embrace our feline friends and the unconditional love they offer. After all, every day is a good day for a cat hug!

Remember, while hugging your cat, it’s essential to respect their space and comfort levels. Not all cats appreciate the same level of physical affection, so it’s crucial to read their body language and respond accordingly. Happy hugging!

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First published June 4, 2015. Last Republished June 4, 2024.

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4 thoughts on “National Hug Your Cat Day

    1. We shouldn’t have to have one day set aside for Hugging your cat. You hoomans need to hug your cat everyday! Just saying! I am glad my hooman gives me hugs and loves on me everyday. So everyday is National Hug You Cat Day!

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