Today is National Hug Your Cat Day!
I tried to find out the origins of this day, but couldn’t find much information, just typical calls to love on your kitty. But let’s be honest, I don’t think most cats want to be hugged, especially in response to an arbitrary holiday.
A quick scan through Pinterest images for Hug Your Cat Day confirms I’m right, most the pictures show very enthusiastic owners and tolerant (if not downright hostile) kitties.
One of my cats, Mia, is very particular about whether she will even allow us to pet her, so I think she is a definite “no” for hugging. The other one, Max, can be very cuddly and snuggly, but only when he’s ready.
My entire family is introverted and I think that’s why cats work better for us. We understand the need for affection on our terms and the desire for solitude.