International Cat Day, Classics Edition

Today, August 8, 2019, is International Cat Day (alternatively, World Cat Day). This “holiday” began in 2002 as a way to raise awareness for cats, and I can’t imaging anything that the internet was made more explicitly for than this! So feast your eyes on this collection of celebrating cats in the style of Classical Studies.

But International Cat Day isn’t only happening on twitter — many institutions have also shared blog posts, articles, and podcasts that feature the role of cats in our research and our lives.

I’ll leave you with my CAMWS cat experience — this little grey friend who hung out with me in my hostel during CAMWS 2018 in Albuquerque. If you’re in the area, stop by the Route 66 Hostel to meet him! I can only hope that Birmingham can bring us similar joys.

The author with the hostel cat at the Route 66 Hostel in Albuquerque on the final day of CAMWS 2018

So how are you delighting in cats today? Share your own fur-friends or cat run-ins below!

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