Did you know that December is National Cat Lovers Month? We did and we’re thrilled about that! Why? Because we know that many of our pet parents are multi-petual; that means they share their lives and their love with dogs, cats and other pets furry, finned and feathered.

Whether you currently share your life with a cat or kitten or are thinking of expanding your family and welcoming a cat or kitten to your life, we have many ways in which you can celebrate National Cat Lovers Month!

Even if you aren’t in a position to adopt a cat or a kitten you can reach out to your local pet rescue or cat shelter and ask what they need or have on their wish list this holiday season. You can also volunteer to be a cat or kitten “cuddler” it’s fun, relaxing and the cats and kittens in the shelter will welcome the time to sit in your lap and get some cuddles!

Ways To Celebrate National Cat Lovers Month

how to celebrate catsOur favorite ways to celebrate cats this month (and throughout the year)

Spend time with a cat. Pet him. Talk to him. Let him knead you and lie down with you. During the busiest times of your day. If you live with a cat, make sure you find time every day to sit in quiet contemplation with hiays and your life, your cat is ready, willing and able to help calm and soothe your thoughts. Celebrate the little things with your cat — to him, your time is a big thing — enjoy it to the utmost!

Wear your cat love on your sleeve. If you love cats, shout it from the rooftops, your the tree tops or on your body! When you don a piece of cat-centric clothing or drink out of a cat mug, you just don’t know with whom you might connect. Cat lovers aren’t always as effusive as dog lovers (could it be a personality quirk? Hhhmm), but you should let your cat love shine. You just never know who you could become friends with and whose eyes you might open to the beauty of living with a cat!

Give back to cats in need. I live with three cats and even though I’d love to adopt one or more, right now it’s a happy clowder in my household and I am not ready to potentially rock the boat with another cat or kitten. I get my “new cat” fix by volunteering at the local shelter. I scoop litter boxes, I cuddle cats and kittens, I donate items the shelter has on its wish list. There are ways you can give back to pets in need even if you cannot open your home to one.

What can you do this week, this month or throughout the year to show your love of our feline friends?

Robbi Hess, Woman In The Pet Industry Solopreneur Finalist and award-winning author, is multi-petual. When not caring for her pets or taking them on walks, she is a speaker, efficiency and effectiveness guru, content creator, social media manager and blogger. She writes at All Words MatterMy Divas Dish, and is the story editor and chief cat herder at Positively Woof/Crimeless Cat.