Are you looking for a way to celebrate cats this month? This month, we’ve discovered a few interesting September cat activities to check out.
Many events have been canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic. However, there are certain virtual events that you may attend.
Throughout the month:
Happy National Cat Month!
This month is National Pet Insurance Month.
Pet Sitter Education Month is a month dedicated to educating pet sitters.
Adopt a Less-Adoptable-Pet Week is September 12-18.
Deaf Pet Awareness Week is September 19-25.
Ginger Cat Appreciation Day is September 1st.
- Today is National Cat Day, so let’s honor our orange feline pals! The following are some interesting facts about gingers:
- The majority of ginger cats are male (the ratio is about 80 percent male to 20 percent female)
- Tabbies are all orange cats (tabby is actually a coat pattern, not a breed)
- Tango, Winston Churchill’s orange tabby cat, was his pet.
- Spotted, mackerel, striped, and ticked are the four coat patterns found on gingers.
- Cat breeds with orange tabbies include the Maine Coon, Persian, Oriental shorthair, and American Bobtail.
A lively orange cat on the verge of pounce. Olezzo Photography | Getty Images .
Gallery of Cats on September 4th
Check out this amusing cat art exhibition in Oakland, California, where many cat portrait painters are exhibiting their work. It will be a musical, artistic, and feline festival! The Firehouse Art Collective/Lottie Rose Art Gallery hosts this event. Visit thegalleryofcats.com for additional information.
The 9th Annual Catio Tour will take place on September 11th.
Don’t miss the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and Portland Audubon’s popular, one-of-a-kind event in Portland, Oregon. The Catio Tour, now in its ninth year, will include eight different outdoor cat cages. The catios in NE Portland, SE Portland, and Vancouver will inspire excellent ideas for any budget and space, from DIY to designer. This self-guided tour was designed to encourage cat owners to construct or purchase an outside cat enclosure to protect cats from outdoor dangers while also protecting animals from cat predation. This year’s event offers two tour options: in-person ($10) and online video ($15), both running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit CatsSafeAtHome.org for more information and to register.
The 23rd Pet Rock Festival will take place on September 12th.
The 23rd annual Pet Rock Festival continues to shine a focus on New England animal welfare groups who strive to promote animal compassion. Live music, performances, and games for kids, as well as author signings, photos of your pets, animal mascots, a vegetarian food court, games for kids, a cat photo contest, a doggie waterpark, demonstrations, exhibits, vendors, and, most importantly, hundreds of nonprofit organizations dedicated to animal welfare causes, are all featured at Pet Rock Fest. It runs from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $12, while children under the age of 12 are $5. Visit petrockfest.org for more information.
Skyway Cat Club Cat Show, Sept. 25-26
Meet more than 25 cat breeds, including Persians, Maine Coons, Bengals, Orientals, long-hairs, and no-hairs, in this Cat Lovers’ Paradise. Attending rescue organizations will have adoptable cats and kittens available. Furniture, jewelry, cat beds, blankets, toys, and other unusual cat things are available for purchase. Visit http://www.skywaycatclub.com for additional details.
Svetlana Pavolova took the photos.