Quick Facts

Dates
Every January 22nd
Hashtag
#AnswerYourCatsQuestionsDay
Tagged as
Animals
Cats

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Every year, your cat grants you the power to understand and speak its language, giving you a great opportunity to communicate with them and answer their questions. We think it’s some kind of magic, but we’re not the ones asking the questions–our cat is!

Joking aside, cats are complex creatures that can be affectionate and loving on one day and terrified of everything the next. They’re sensitive and curious creatures that love being social, but they also value their alone time and will strut around like they own the house if they’re confident enough. Their nature makes them difficult to understand, and that’s why Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day is such an important bonding experience that can help you understand your cat better.

Of course, you’re won’t actually be talking to your cat. Instead, it’s more an exercise that will help you see things from the eyes of your cat. It’s the equivalent of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, only you’re replacing the shoe with cat paws.

It’s about paying closer attention to your cat and trying to understand their motives, movements and attitude. Whether it’s the volume of their meowing or their incessant scratching of certain objects, taking the time to sit down and try to imagine yourself in your cat’s body can help you bond with your feline friend.

It’s an incredibly fun event that has you pondering what type of questions your cat would ask you if you could communicate. While your cat can’t speak human and you can’t speak cat, there are still plenty of ways to interact and communicate with them, such as showing affection or scolding them when they do something bad. By putting yourself in your cat’s shoes for a day, you can try to understand what they do, why they do it and how you can improve your bond.

How to celebrate Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day doesn’t require you to do anything outdoors or expensive. It’s all about sitting down with your cat and thinking about what questions they could be asking you in different situations. You then try to answer them and see if it helps you understand how you could improve your cat’s life and make them happier. It’s an exercise that encourages you to learn more about your cat, its behavior and how you can help them be happier.

It can be hard to think up some questions, so we’ve put together a shortlist of ones that your cat might ask you.

  • Why do you love taking photos of me with that flashing camera every day?
  • Why can’t you tell when I’m tired of your petting and cuddling? I want to be left alone!
  • Why do you keep bringing different people into the home? It makes me anxious!
  • Why don’t you let me outside, even just for a little bit? I’m an outdoor cat, after all!

For more inspiration, consider looking at the #AnswerYourCatsQuestionsDay hashtag on social media.