Today we celebrate international cat day

On February 20, International Cat Day is celebrated, although it is not the only date of the year dedicated to these captivating animals, the cat is the only animal that celebrates its day three times a year.

The origin of this celebration is due to a very influential cat named Socks (Socks). It was the cat of the then president of the United States, Bill Clinton.

Since 1993 this cat lived in Casablanca and sneaked into the president's public events, reaching great popularity at that time both in the US and in the rest of the world, since the cat appeared in the presidential room during press events.

Unfortunately, Socks was diagnosed with cancer and his owners decided to euthanize him precisely on February 20, 2009.

When Socks dies, February 20 is celebrated each year on International Cat Day, with the aim of paying tribute to these companion animals and promoting an adoption campaign to provide a home for stray animals.

Cats also celebrate their day on August 8 and October 29

February 20 is not the only day in which homage is paid to these beautiful and hypnotic animals. It is also Cat Day on August 8 because it coincides with the time of greatest fertility in the northern hemisphere. In this case, it was the International Fund for Animal Welfare that established it as a date on the calendar.

And, as if that were not enough, on October 29, National Cat Day is celebrated in the US at the proposal of Colleen paige, an expert on the behavior of cats, who wanted to raise awareness in the population about the number of cats abandoned on the streets of cities.

Regardless of the date that is International Cat Day, the truth is that despite the certain fame of elusions that have been carved out, it is very difficult to resist the natural charm of a cat, either for its tranquility, for its desire to tinkering or their enviable independence. / With information from

Here we leave you some famous phrases where this captivating furry is the protagonist

"Time spent with cats is never wasted time." Sigmund Freud

“Cats are sovereign individuals with their own ideas about all things. And that includes the people in his possession. John dingman

"When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without needing to know him more." Mark Twain

"God created the cat to offer man the pleasure of stroking a tiger." Victor Hugo

"The cat possesses beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, all the virtues of man without his vices." Lord byron

"I wish my writing was as mysterious as a cat." Edgar Allan Poe

"Man is civilized insofar as he understands a cat." G. Bernard Shaw

"The smallest feline is a work of art." Leonardo da Vinci

“Cats have absolute emotional honesty. Human beings, for one reason or another, can hide their feelings, but a cat never does. Ernest Hemingway

"The cat signs all his thoughts with his tail." R. Gómez de la Serna

"There is really not a single quality of the cat that man should not try to emulate in order to improve." Carl van vechten

“I am the cat that walks alone. The cat does not offer services. The cat offers himself. Of course you want care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing. Like all pure creatures, cats are practical. " William S. Burroughs

"Cats don't need to talk." Nan porter

"A meow is a massage to the heart." By Stuart Mcmillan

“I believe that cats are spirits incarnated on earth. A cat, I'm sure, could walk on a cloud without going through it ”. Jules verne

"One of the most important differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives." Mark Twain

“You are my cat and I am your human. Now and always, in the fullness of peace ”. Hilaire belloc

"The spitting image of calm is a sitting cat." Jules renard

"If you want to be a psychological novelist and write about human beings, the best thing you can do is live with a couple of cats." Aldous huxley

“Cats are distant, discreet, impeccably clean and know how to keep quiet. Does it take more to consider them an excellent company? " Queen Maria Leszcysnka

"If you could cross a man with a cat it would improve the man, but it would make the cat worse." Mark Twain