Nyan Nyan Nyan

The 22nd of February is Neko no Hi (the day of cats) in Japan.

This is the 30th year celebration. It was in 1987 that the Japan Pet Food Association decided to make this day as a cats day. Why is this day significant? Well, this is 2/22 or 222 which is ni ni ni in Japanese.

Nyan nyan nyan is the sound that a cat makes in Japan just like the meow meow meow in English.

Social media will be trending with pictures of cats, cat-themed doughnuts, cat-shaped biscuits and plenty of kittens.

Visit BBC News to learn more about The Day of Cats.

 

Nyan Cat

 

Cat Tank

With five cats to impress, one family bravely presents their adoption proposal in the new hit adoption show, “Cat Tank.”

The Michigan Humane Society has released a video that is a parody of ABC’s popular Shark Tank.

One hopeful family bravely presents their adoption proposal to the five cat panel members.

Barbara Catcaran, Kitti Greiner, Mark Kittan, Kevin O’Meowy, and Robert Purrjavec replace Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, and Robert Herjavec.

The cats seem to be tough negotiators and maybe even a little CATtankerous at times.

The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in Michigan, caring for tens of thousands of animals each year.

The Michigan Humane Society provides a wide variety of services including animal sheltering and placement, lost and found, veterinary services, animal cruelty investigation, emergency rescue, humane education, legislative advocacy, pet behavior, and more.

Corduroy – Oldest Living Cat

This week, Guinness World Records has confirmed that Corduroy is the oldest cat living after he recently turned 26 years old.

Corduroy, who was born on August 1 1989, and his owner Ashley Reed Okura have been companions since he was a tiny kitten. Ashley was seven years old when they first met.

The oldest cat ever according to Guinness World Records was Crème Puff, who was born in 1967 and lived until 2005. Crème Puff lived 38 years and 3 days.

Source: Guinness World Records 2015

The average life expectancy for an indoor cat is usually considered between 12 and 15 years.

 

How to tell your cat “I love you.”

Four ways you can communicate with your cat to tell them how much you love them by using the “cat I love you” slow blink, the how are you doing, the bow, and the 3-step handshake. Understand what they are saying back to you.

Jackson Galaxy, a cat behaviorist with more than twenty years of experience and host of Animal Planet’s hit show My Cat From Hell explains in this video.

 

The book entitled Natural Cat that is mentioned in this video was one of the first books to advocate natural cat care when it was originally published in 1983. A newer edition of the book The Natural Cat is available here.

Comic-Con for Cat People

CatConLA is a two day event for cat people celebrating groundbreaking products and ideas in art and design, pop culture,and attitude. The headliners for this function are Simon Tofield and Mike Bridavsky.

Simon Tofield is a British animator known for his animated cartoon and book series Simon’s Cat.

Mike Bridavsky brings with him Lil Bub, an American cat celebrity who starred in a documentary that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival called Lil Bub & Friends.

Also appearing at CatConLA is Mayim Bialik, an American actress currently playing the character Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit TV series The Big Bang Theory.

Described as part expo, part symposium, CatConLA will showcase the world’s top cat-centric merchandise including furniture, art, toys and clothing for those who possess a great love of the feline, as well as conversations with some of the top cat experts in the world.

CatConLA will be held June 6-7, 2015 at The Reef, located at 1933 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, California.

Crossed with the Cat

“Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.”

~ Mark Twain