Mar 282016

Hi everybuddy.  It’s me, Wally…along with Ernie.  Did you know today is Respect Your Cat Day?  It’s a special day for humans to show us cats how much they love and respect us.  Rumor has it that on this day…March 28…in 1384, King Richard II of England issued an edict that forbade the consumption of cats.  Y’mean before that humans were consuming cats?  Ewwwwwww!

Purrsonally, we think every day is Respect Your Cat Day…but since today’s the official day of recognition, humans, me and Ernie would like to share some ways for you to show respect to your cats.

We need lots of comfy napping spots

Make sure we have lots of comfy spots to nap…either separately…

We like to nap together

or together.

Nobuddy will find me in here

Give us cool places to hide and get away from it all.

I love to scratch cardboard

Us cats love to scratch so we need fun things to get our claws into…like this cardboard scratcher.

You can't escape the claws of doom

Provide us with toys that not only appeal to our nature to hunt…

Now how do I get this ball outta here

but also stimulate our minds.

This food is really tasty

Feed us foods that are not only good for us…but are tasty, too.

I hate going to the vet

We may not like going to the evil vet, but regular vet appointments are necessary to keep us healthy and happy.

I love when you rub my belly

But most of all, humans…give us lots of love and attention.  After all, isn’t that what respect is all about?

Okay…now tell us the ways you respect your cat.


  49 Responses to “Happy Respect Your Cat Day!”

  1. Those are great ways to take care of your felines.

  2. Rosie would like to add one more item to your list …let your cat be the boss of the house especially for homes with dogs and cats.

  3. did not know such a day existed. it would be easier to celebrate had diego-san not urped up his breakfast all over the carpeted stairs just as I was leaving for work…

  4. We think you guys have got it covered!

  5. Great tips and you are right, they should be every day! Our take was TOTALLY different MOL.

  6. Mom does whatever we ask of her, after all, she wrote the Universal Bill of Rights for All Cats just for us and all our feline friends. You have an area in your house that looks like our dining room or should be say our catting room. Have a great week. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  7. Very well put, Wally and Ernie! Looks like you’re loved (and respected) very much!

  8. You are very well respected – as you should be!

    The Florida Furkids

  9. Well, mama feeds me really good stuff and even little special tidbits–smoked salmon, Parmesan, plain yogurt, things like that but rarely, and she and papa SNUGGLED me incessantly, almost too much because they wake me UP to snuggle me!!!!
    I am irresistible, what the heck.

  10. Looks like you and Wally get all kinds of respect Ernie. Well done. We demand lots of respect around here too, such as meals on time, play time every day, going for walks with outside cats and so on. Great pictures of you all.

  11. Looks like you are getting LOTS of respect at your house! As it should be…

  12. Wally, I think you hit most everything…except catnip and valerian! Gotta have those things around, sometimes, for a kitty’s delight.

  13. You have got all bases pretty well covered there, guys!!! My human didn’t even realise it is Respect your cat day today and she has the CB calendar and everything!?! *sigh*

  14. We never knew it was Respect Your Cat Day. Mum says she always respects me so it makes no difference to us anyway.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  15. You know I must admit we have charmed lives….and we know it.
    Mom says she’d like to be a cat if she got to live with herself.
    Respectfully submitted
    Madi your bfff

  16. Your humans really really respect you kitties. You have everything you need and want 🙂
    The last picture of Ernie made me squee! Happy Respect Your Cat Day!

  17. We are sending our respect!

  18. Respect??! We need to show this to our peeps,MOL!!

  19. Those are great points you outlined Ernie/Wally. BTW, we love the photo where you were sleeping together.

  20. Until yesterday, I didn’t know that Respect Your Cat Day had such creepy origins!

  21. Those are all good points ! Purrs

  22. I’ve let Milita steal all of my fleece blankets for herself! 🙂

  23. I try to live this every day too. I do all these things. And I talk to my cats a lot. When one comes into a room, I say hi. When I pass them in the house, I pet them. I try to give extra cuddles to each one every day. I just try to help them know they are important and loved. 🙂

  24. Mom respects by loving us, keeping us well-fed, healthy and happy!!

  25. You boys sure know what respect is all about. I hope you get plenty of it today! Purrs!

  26. guys….theeze R most shirley de best kinda wayz ta show ree spectz for uz catz !!! high paws anda happee day two all ♥♥♥

  27. Good points. We’d like to add that we have the right to sleep on top of humans all night, even if it makes them uncomfortable.

  28. Your list is purrfect! My Mom respects me and I respect her…….mutual respect…….a great thing!

    Love, Sammy

  29. Meow, ya’ll sure have some cool stuffs. Mommy gives me all da respect in da world. And she luvs me more than anythin’ in da world. Ya’ll be lookin’ adowable.

    Luv ya’


  30. Great reminders. I think I have it covered. 🙂

  31. I suppose giving in to their demands, all the time, is good for something.

  32. Paws up! Those are all great ways to respect your cat and his unique needs.

  33. TW disrespected me today by NOT giving me any left over ham AND by posting a totally embarrassing blog post. She hate me.

  34. Wow, your mom really respects you! This is a great post. You guys have a lot of wonderful things. We always love to see kitties so well loved!

  35. You Island Cats have NOT RESPECT!! bwahahahahaha!! JUST KIDDING! You totally RULE your castle

  36. Y’all got it going on fur sure! We feel pretty respected around here.

  37. Your respect would look suspiciously like being spoilt to non-cat peeps. Just sayin. 🙂

  38. Everyday should be respect your cat day, MOL!

  39. our mom does all of those things for us so we guess she respects us 🙂 we think she could show us more with more treats 😀

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

  40. You are all very well respected. Yay!

  41. All of those ways, Ernie. But just with me as I am an only, as you know. I love my wooden puzzle box!

  42. These are all great ways to show us kitties respect! We think getting lots and lots of treats is a pretty good way too…

  43. Great advice Ernie and Wally. These humans need to be reminded to respect us. I hear their brain is quite small. MOL


  44. I have a new found appreciation for King Richard II

  45. our mom is very respectful – she does everything we tell her to. MOL

  46. I just love that tummy tum photo. That is kitty trust, personified!

    My only addition: Do not declaw. My last two rescues (including Popoki) were altered before they came here. I’m sure they miss their claws.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  47. Yous knows….Yous guys made mes thinks of this great song by Aretha Franklin!
    Mommy sings it…
    What you want – baby I got it
    What you need – you know I got it
    All I’m asking – is for a little respect
    When you come home
    Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
    (just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)
    R E S P E C T
    Find out what it means to me
    Take care
    Ohhhhh Sock it to me, sock it to me

  48. TBT didnt tell US about Respect Your Cat Day! We feel cheated of treats….

  49. Well seriouslies, if they’d JUST quit their DAY jobz….

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