For all you cat lovers out there, it’s time to celebrate your feline friend. Whoever is responsible for National Take Your Cat to Work Day, please come forward to collect your prize — June 17 is now the cutest work day of the year (although dog people may disagree). It’s only right that we show our cats the world on the other side of the window — at least for one day a year.
National Take Your Cat to Work Day timeline
The Modern Cat Reigns
Cats rule in 34 percent of U.S. homes. There's around 90 million domesticated cats entertaining owners around the country.
- 3,500 B.C.
Walk Like A Cat
Ancient Egyptians were keen on cats — Bastet, their goddess of warfare, had a cat head.
- 10,000 B.C.
Cats Are Domesticated
Cats were used as vermin control during the rise of agriculture.
National Take Your Cat to Work Day Activities
Give Them A Cozy Home
Be sure to bring some cat toys from home — and perhaps their kitty bed as well — so they have familiar smells to help them get acclimated when they get to the office.
Throw A Cat Party
Plan a "White Kitty Exchange" where everyone exchanges random cat-themed gifts.
Host A Cat Adoption
Certain types of workplaces may allow a cat adoption to take place on National Take Your Cat to Work Day. Reach out to your local shelter in advance and see if arranging a cat adoption is paw-sibble.
Why We Love National Take Your Cat to Work Day
Move Over Kids and Dogs, It's Meow Time
"Bring your dog to work day" and "bring your kid to work day" have had social attention and acceptance for a long time now, but kitties deserve a day too.
Cats Should Follow Their Curiosity
Some cats are home bodies while others are bold and explorative. Those brave, pawed souls deserve to see where their humans go for so many hours of the day.
Offices Have Tons Of Stuff To Knock Over
From plants to paper weights to paperclips and more, cats will have plenty of new items to disrupt. They'll love pen cups and warm desk lights too. And as far as a distraction goes, an IRL cat beats out a YouTube kitty any day.