Pumpkin - "Did you say you forgot it's National Cat Day? There better be some really good treats tonight!"
Goblin - "National Cat Day? I've never heard of it! My previous family never celebrated it."
Pumpkin - "It's a day to celebrate All Things Cat! At Christmas time Mom gives us lots of toys, treats and catnip. See all the presents behind me in this picture? Well, Goblin, National Cat Day is like Christmas, but it's ONLY for cats!"
Mom - "Okay Goblin kitty, since you have been such an amazingly good boy, how about we celebrate National Cat Day by announcing you are staying here! You are home!"
Goblin kitty was not treated well in his previous home, so I didn't have the heart to refuse my daughter's request to foster him. But he has turned out to be a wonderful kitty. He never lived with dogs or other cats, but he gets along with both. He wasn't sure of the collies at first, and still keeps a bit of a distance, but he touches noses with them in the morning, and never hisses or swats at them when they try to play. Pumpkin isn't attached to him, she won't sleep with him like she did with my daughter's cat, Ghost. But she tolerates him, and doesn't seem to mind sharing her home with him. He doesn't seek my attention, but purrs like a motor when I pet or cuddle him. I named him Goblin because he has one green eye and one blue eye, just like David Bowie. So his full name is Goblin King, from the movie Labyrinth. All of our kitties, past and present, have had Fall/Halloween themed names, and they have all been rescues. (Autumn, Spice, Pumpkin, Cider, Ghost and now Goblin) While I think most cats believe EVERY day is National Cat Day, I am glad to say we remembered in time to celebrate. After all, I have two of the sweetest kitties in the world living with us.
And because it's the Aww Monday Blog Hop, here is a picture of Pumpkin when she was just a baby!