Created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, International Cat day is celebrated on 8 August every year. Managed since 2020 by the organisation International Cat Care, a not-for-profit British organization that has been striving to improve the health and welfare of domestic cats worldwide since 1958, the day is meant to raise awareness about domestic cats, dispel myths about them, and act as a campaign for the millions of homeless cats worldwide to get adopted.
If you're already slave to a feline overlord, here are a few things you can splurge on to make your fur baby feel even more special:
Sleepy Cat pet bed
Calibrated to contour and rest pets comfortably, the Sleepy cat pet bed comes with an ultra-durable and breathable fabric cover. The inner fill comes in two variants: the 'Original' is a mix of shredded foam and polyfill, while the 'Orthopedic' variety contains premium high density foam and is ideal for ageing cats.
Where: Sleepycat.in; ₹1691
Petstages Easy Life Hammock Cat Scratcher and Sleep
This sturdy hammock is sure to be your kitty's favorite perch and scratching post. Made of corrugate material, which encourages your cat to scratch their own furniture instead of your sofas, the hammock-cum-scratcher is made even more attractive for your lord and master because it's infused with catnip. Indoor cats need a variety of stimulation to help them be happy and satisfied, and products made of natural materials and textures are best for active kitties.
Where: HeadsUpForTails.com; ₹1695
Callas RioAndMe Ultimate Thick Cat Tree with Toy and Scratching Post
Cats love climbing, and this elevated perch with varying levels, scratching areas and moving parts like a fluffy ball will keep your little monsters engaged for hours. This multi-purpose cat playground works perfectly as a recreation paradise; cats can play with the interactive hanging ball and loop, tour freely in their castle across the platforms, or just be lazy inside the warm condo. Made of natural materials (wood, paper and cotton), this is the perfect gift for a family of cats.
Where: Amazon.in; ₹3191
HUFT X Shivan & Narresh Leger Leisure Series Teepee Tent
A designer tent for your queen? Why not? This limited edition luxury pet tent created specially by designer duo Shivan & Narresh in collaboration with Heads Up For Tails has their unmistakable leger print featured front and centre. Designed to be cosy, your pet can steal away to play with their favourite toy or to take a peaceful nap. The curtains can be drawn open or kept closed and the base is cushioned for comfort.