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

 

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.

 

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.