Today is National Cat Day!
According to the ASPCA, 85.8 million cats are owned in the United States, meaning about 35% of all U.S. homes count a kitty as part of the family. The first domesticated cat dates back to 9,500 years ago in Cyprus. That's just two of the dozen cat facts that Marketwatch.com is sharing on National Cat Day.
According to a new survey of 1,000 cat owners by OnePoll for Fresh Step Litter, the top cat-themed items we own are clothes, framed photos of our cat , cat calendars, cat cell phone cases and sheets or blankets with cats on them. Check out the entire poll results thanks to the New York Post.
And enjoy these two "happy cat" photos - they love it so much when we attempt to make them even cuter ...