Scavenger Challenge – Celebrating Cats

Duration: 1st February – 28th February
Number of books: 7
Hosted by:Crazy Challenge Connection

Did you know there are several holidays devoted specifically to the cat? It’s time you found an excuse to break out the catnip and celebrate with your kitty. Some holidays are admittedly kooky, but take a moment to explore some famous cat days celebrated in the United States.

1. National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day
Although this sounds like an impossibility, this January 22 holiday serves as a reminder to be more aware of your cat’s personality and to pay attention to what he or she may be telling you in a nonverbal way. 
🐈 Read a book with a domestic cat on the cover (show us the cover) – or – a book with a title that is in the form of a question.

2. National Cat Health Month
Celebrated each February, this month is a reminder to schedule your cat’s annual veterinarian appointment. For fun, help your cat be healthy by having daily play sessions to keep both of you physically and mentally fit.
😸 Read a book with a character who is a veterinarian or who works with animals in some other way – or – a non-fiction book with a medical or health theme.How to Sleep Well by Dr. Neil Stanley

3. What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
Oddly enough, there really is a holiday devoted to this “what if” concept. Celebrated on March 3, this day commemorates all the astonishing abilities your cat has, even without the advantage of opposable thumbs. Just imagine if your cat could open those cans of food on his or her own!
👍 Read a book with a human thumb or fingers on the cover (show us the cover) – or – a book with HUMOR on the main Goodreads page.Battle of the Heroes by Kate Forsyth

4. Hairball Awareness Day
Nothing can gross you out quite like a hairball. That’s why Hairball Awareness Day, celebrated on April 30, helps bring awareness to safe and effective ways you can prevent them.
😹 Read a book with human hair or animal fur on the cover (show us the cover) – or – a book with an author whose first AND last initials can be found in the word HAIRBALL.Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra

5. National Hug Your Cat Day
Wouldn’t you love one more reason to hug your kitty? Celebrated on May 12, this holiday reminds you to give your cat a cuddle.
😻 Read a book with two people embracing on the cover (show us the cover) – or – read a romance book.Sea Fever by Virginia Kantra

6. Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month
Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month is celebrated in June. There are so many great reasons to adopt!
😺 Read a book originally published in June (any year, but tell us which one) – or – a book in which a character is adopted or grew up in foster care.Gene of Isis by Traci Harding

7. National Cat Day
On October 29, National Cat Day encourages you to commemorate the special cat in your life. On this day, take a moment to celebrate the unconditional love and affection you get from your cat.
🐱 Read a book with a cat who is an important part of the plot – or – a book with the words CAT or DAY in the title.


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