Happy Cat Herders Day
That’s right – December 15 is a holiday called “National Cat Herders Day.” It was invented by a couple in California who have created several other whimsical holidays. Cat Herders Day was inaugurated to honor all of the people in the world whose lives can be compared to the impossible task of herding cats. This time of year, especially, most of us can end up feeling as if we’re chasing after a bunch of independent-minded felines.
I have mentioned this holiday before. I like to take time to honor people who literally herd cats, such as Zorro, who has about 11 cats at the moment (plus a dog who thinks he’s a cat), and Teddy Bear, whose wife volunteers for his local Humane Society, with the result that at any time there may be a dozen or more cats around the house – permanent residents as well as foster “kids.”
Of course, no mention of Cat Herders Day would be complete without a link to the famous EDS Super Bowl commercial featuring tough, macho cat herders bringing in the herd.