There is a holiday for everything! Have you heard of National Meow Like a Pirate Day? September 19, we get to celebrate the felines in our lives!
Today we celebrate National Meow Like a Pirate Day. We get to honor our cats today by remembering the roles they played in history. Cats are a sign of good luck, and believed to be good luck for pirates too! That is why they were brought aboard their pirate ships. It was thought cats would ward off the evil spirits of the fallen pirates lost at sea. And of course, they helped with keeping the rats at bay.
The cats' mysterious, independent personalities make them the perfect companion for the pirates on a ship. Another reason pirates and cats make a great match is their predatory natures; they use the element of surprise to attack their enemy.
When it comes to piracy, captains and their buccaneers didn't have time to wonder where their ship cat was as they plundered their victims, so they are fantastic to have aboard a ship whenever they set sail.
A cat's independent nature makes them attractive as pets today. Many aren't very needy. They go about their business, chasing mice and insects and protecting your home.
Different Ways to Celebrate National Meow Like a Pirate Day
Play Cat Dress Up
On September 19, you get a full pass to dress your cat up like a pirate and post it to social media for all your friends to see. Get creative with homemade hook hands, eyepatches, peg legs (of course, keep your cat's safety the top priority though), and have a quick photo shoot.
Throw a Pirate Party
It's not often you get to throw a party with a theme as unique as today's celebration. Bring out the grog, don't forget the feline friends' treats, and spend your evening grunting and growling and cursing the landlubbers. All in a cat-like tone as well, of course.
Adopt a cat
The real treasure of the day is to raise awareness about pet and cat overpopulation. So while the pirates of lore may not have been as keen on giving a cat a lovely, warm, dry home, you certainly can. Look into your local shelters to learn more about how you can help save a life.
How are you celebrating this National Meow Like a Pirate Day? Be sure to tag us at @VitalPetLife and use the hashtags #nationalmeowlikeapirate #catlife #ilovemycat