Check out how these 15 celebrities celebrated International Cat Day

Have you ever forgotten a friend’s birthday and then had just as much fun celebrating it with them anyway? Well, that’s what I want to do with International Cat Day. I know, I know, it was August 8 but we here at Animals Melt My Heart think that every day should be International Cat Day.

After all, there’s nothing we wouldn’t do for our cats right?

Especially these adorable kittens. Photo by The Humane Society of The United States license NC ND 2.0 via Flickr

After all, our cats really do melt our hearts with their purring and cute, fuzzy antics, don’t they? I’d feel pretty bereft if I didn’t have a kitty to snuggle with when I go to bed.

So I’m going to celebrate it by celebrating celebrities who celebrated it. (See how I did that there?)

Here are 15 celebrities sharing cute International Cat Day photos

Like actress Thandie Newton, who posted this adorable photo of her daughter Nico and kitten Tiger:

Actress Nicole Kidman, a life-long cat lover:

And Mark Ruffalo, whose cute cat Inky is his helper:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt was feeling a bit nostalgic:

Mark Hamill reminded us that cats can feel the force too:

Actor Anthony Hopkins added a Picassoesque tribute:

And Katie Couric hugging her adorable grandkitties:

Ricky Gervais, who also thinks every day should be International Cat Day:

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Cassandra Peterson (Elvira) and Ash had good wishes for everyone:

Kyle MacLachlan recalled his cat-wrangling days as Portlandia’s mayor:

And this kitty, in two (count ’em two) baskets shared by Ellen:

Author Neil Gaiman posted a pic of himself and his cat in a pose familiar to writers the world over:

Luke Evans shared this funny GIF:

But actually, that cat is me on a Monday.

And Evans turned right around and shared his adorable kitty:

Kylie Minogue went retro:

But I saved the last happy International Cat Day wish for last because it’s particularly poignant.

Stan Lee’s estate shared this image of two beloved icons we have lost in the past year:

We share a bond with our cats that goes back at least 4,000 years when the ancient Egyptians first domesticated cats after realizing cats showed real prowess at hunting rats and mice, thus keeping stored grain safe. Soon cats were worshipped as gods and the rest is cat ownership history, NationalToday reports. The International Fund for Animal Welfare, based in Washington D.C. created the day in 2002.

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