Thursday, August 8, 2019

International Cat Day: "Humanity Must be Their Voice"

Today is International Cat Day which has taken place every year on August 8th, since it first was celebrated in 2002. It was created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

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International Cat Day is a day to raise awareness about cats and to learn about ways to help and protect them. I would say that virtually all of you who read this blog already KNOW about ways to help and protect our feline friends, but it is the general public who needs to be educated.

 Rescuing cats who need homes as most of us have done, is just one of many ways we can help and protect them. Kudos to so many of you who help your community/feral cats on a daily basis and have done so for many, many years.

Other ways to help and protect cats is:

Keep poisonous plants out of our homes
CAMPAIGN TO MAKE DECLAWING CATS ILLEGAL IN EVERY STATE! 
Take them for regular Veterinary visits
Make our homes "cat proof" as in reducing dangers that can cause trauma/unwanted tragedy for our pets.
Cut handles OFF OF ALL BAGS, PLASTIC, PAPER, TOTE BAGS, ALL BAGS! (When I see photos of cats playing in ANY sort of a bag with handles I cringe.)
Educate children as to the proper way to approach/touch/handle a cat
Dispel antiquated myths about cats
And simply......LOVE THEM!!

I love this graphic created by The Catington Post:




Mom and I would also like to extend a most heartfelt THANK YOU for  the overwhelming outpouring of caring, support, well wishes, love and prayers for Dakota!!! We have some extremely GOOD news (and some things that we are still working on that I will know more about as the week unfolds). The GREAT news is Dakota's blood pressure was NORMAL!!! Two readings were in the low 140s and one reading was 160 (at the very beginning). He did not have to have an abdominal ultrasound, he did have a test for the protein levels in his urine. He may have to have a chest xray before his dental to remove the tooth that is abscessed. The two other things that may be going on  I believe will be treatable.But........for now............the blood pressure news is FANTASTIC! Mom, Dakota and I send much love and gratitude to ALL of you! We will keep you posted as we know more.






Cody and I are beyond lucky that thanks to  the Internet, we get to celebrate World Cat Day EVERY DAY, because we have feline friends all over the World!!!

We love you all!


Enjoy International  Cat Day!!!!


Much love from Cody,  Mom and Dakota too!!!




39 comments:

  1. Happy International Cat Day!

    So glad Dakota's blood pressure wuz normal!

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  2. Happy International Cat Day. I was happy to hear the other day that there is a bill in Florida that will ban declawing if passed.

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    1. oh how I pray that passes and I think EVERY STATE should follow suit!!!

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  3. That is such good news on the blood pressure!!

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  4. So Thankful to hear this positive news of Dakota💗Extra Pawkisses for a Happy International Cat Day🐾😽💞

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    1. Thanks so much sweet Binky and Granny too!!! Happy International Cat Day! xoxo

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  5. There isn't a cat that I don't love, anywhere it is in the world.
    Happy World Cat Day!
    Continued purrs and hugs for Dakota, for those odds-and-ends.

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    1. yep, you were one of two people that I was primarily thinking of when I wrote the part about helping the cats in the community! thank you so much for the continued purrs and hugs!!! Much appreciated!

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  6. We don't have cats any more but we wish you a Happy International Cat Day sweet Cody. It is wonderful to hear sweet Dakota's blood pressure is good. We are keeping prayers going until the tooth is out and all issues are resolved. Hugs and nose kisses

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    1. thank you our sweet furiend!!!!!!! Thank you for the continued prayers, we agree, we definitely still need them primarily for the dental and chest x-ray..........we will gladly and gratefully accept any and all prayers and we cannot thank you enough!!! xoxoxo

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  7. Hooray!! Once for International Cat Day...and we agree here, we are international each and evfurry day, MOL!

    Hooray! Twice for the good news for Dakota!

    Hooray! Thrice for just because, MOL!!!

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    1. THIS was hilarious!!! THANK YOU!!!!! Happy International Cat Day!! xoxo

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  8. Happy World Cat Day! And that is really good news about Dakota!

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  9. What a wonderful post, Cody. Did the mom help you? I'm sure she did.

    Have a purrfect International Cat Day. My best to your mom. ♥

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    1. Hi Sandee! I dictated it to Mom and I pawed around the internet looking for things but Mom typed it (smile) Much love from Mom and I and Happy International Cat Day!!

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  10. Glad to hear good news on Dakota. Happy Intl. Cat Day!

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  11. guyz....de posterz total lee rockin awesum....N dakota....we couldna bee happee urr for ewe......now thatz what we call

    sa~~~ wheat !!!! 984 pawz crozzed all goez well with de tooth stuff ~ ☺☺♥♥

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    1. 984 pawz!!?? WOW!! Thank you dear furiends!!! Happy International Cat Day! xoxo

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  12. Great post. We love all our feline friends too!

    We're glad to hear good news about Dakota :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  13. Happy International Cat Day!!! Thanks for sharing the tips to help protect the cats. We are happy to read that Dakota's blood pressure is normal. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals

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  14. Such a wonderful post and Happy International Cat Day Cody! I did comment on Dakota’s blog post this morning but it didn’t show up. We sure were happy that Dakota is doing good and Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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    1. thank you soooo much!!!!!!! Ugh...I think WordPress has Gremlins. Didn't see it on the comments that I have to approve but maybe I missed it. Thanks sooo much dear furiends!

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  15. Still thinking of and praying for Dakota, and it was a wonderful International Cat Day here, my spoiled kitties got a bit more spoiled is all.

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  16. Happy (belated) International Cat Day!

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  17. We really love your post and the suggestions are the best. The cats of the world is super too but the best is Dakota BP being better YAY

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    1. Awww thank you dear furiends!!!!!! You are sooooooooo sweet!!!!! xoxoxo

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  18. I'm pretty sure Ellie Mae makes all those sounds. I never thought about it, but she must be bilingual ;) I'm so glad things turned out well for Dakota.

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  19. Dad and I are just getting back into the swing of things here and came into this late in the game, but wanted to say we hope things keep improving for dear Dakota. Please do keep us all posted!

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    1. thank you!! No worries! Had read your blog about 15 minutes before seeing your comment, you have enough to worry about! You are super busy! I will definitely continue to keep everyone posted, thank you!!

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  20. Hello,
    We are so happy for Dakota. Good news.
    And I love your suggestion. They are good ones.
    I will add that sterilization has to be a legal obligation !
    Douce soirée
    Natacha

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    1. Hi Natacha!! Thank you so much!!!!!! I also agree with you about the legal obligation!! Sending much love, we miss you! xoxo

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  21. That's wonderful news! And great post too...there's always more we can do for kitties!

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  22. Happy belated International Cat Day, Caren and Cody. We love that graphic!

    Hooray for Dakota (and all of you, too)!

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  23. Glad to hear Dakota had some good news. Hope he doesn't need an x ray and that the extraction goes smoothly.
    I trust that all is well with you and Cody:)

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  24. PS I'll have to pick up critter treats for a belated International Cat Day celebration:)

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  25. Hurrah for such happy, happy news! XOXOXO Spitty & the Human

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