Today is International Cat Day!

According to ,International Cat Day was established in 2002 by IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, among other animal rights groups, to celebrate the most popular pet on the planet, the cat.

There are an estimated 500 million cats across the world, which means that most every extended family is bound to have an aunt with more kittens than former husbands. That’s great, because owning a cat has been shown to improve mental health and to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. So when it’s raining cats and dogs outside, there are enough cats that you can cuddle with, any black, ginger, Persian, Siamese, Burmese, Bengal, Shorthair, Munchkin, Balinese, RagaMuffin or any other cat of your choosing.

So roll out the red carpet and the catnip for your furry feline friend, because International Cat Day is the one day of the year when black cats bring good luck and even ‘cat eye’ sunglasses match your entire wardrobe. You can also buy Two Cats (shown above) by going to the Modern and Abstract category under Shop Our Art and following the prompts after clicking on the Two Cats image.