June 4th is National Hug Your Cat Day!

Cat owners, rejoice! June 4th has been dubbed Hug Your Cat Day, a day for us to show a little extra love for our furry feline friends -- not that we really needed the encouragement.

Whether your kitty is a cuddler or not, be sure to give him or her a big squeeze today to let them know you appreciate them. (Disclaimer: we are not responsible for any scratches you may receive as a result of said hugs)

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June 4th is National Hug Your Cat Day!
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: Tabatha Bundesen hugs Grumpy Cat as they attend Lifetime celebrates 'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever' at Macy's Herald Square on November 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Former President Bill Clinton has a happy reunion with Socks, the ex-First Cat. The Clintons were in Washington to say goodbye to staff members and volunteers at his Washington transition office. Socks has been in the care of Betty Currie, his White House secretary, since the Clinton administration ended. Clinton will open his new office in New York at the end of the month. (Photo by Harry Hamburg/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
She was completely exhausted from all the other naps she had taken that day.
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Being a Dad... Morning vet visit with moke before heading to my 1st Day of work for SEASON 6 of The Vampire Diaries! Wow, how did this happen??? I'll tell you how:you all are the greatest audience on the planet! Thank you for all of your love and support over these years- none of this could possible with out you! See you at Comic Con, then Teen Choice Awards, Then Emmy weekend, then in my dreams. Huge love to you all! Love, Ian
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1981: Sweetshop owner Kathleen Cameron with her pet cat, Tommy. Weighing a hefty 23 pounds and with a 25 inch waistline, Tommy is three times the size of a normal cat. (Photo by Harry Cape/BIPs/Getty Images)
circa 1956: A toddler holding a Siamese cat. (Photo by Nocella/Three Lions/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 10: Allen Ludden and Betty White with Morris the Cat on the PATSY AWARDS, on KNXT (now KCBS). Image dated June 10, 1973. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
7th September 1953: Hazel Court ( 1926 - ) the red haired British leading lady. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
1st March 1935: English film actress Ann Todd (1909 - 1993) with a blue Persian cat she bought in Scotland. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)
5th November 1976: Dickie Chipperfield a member of the circus family hugs his performing leopard, 'Cindy' but has a whip handy. (Photo by Robin Jones/Evening Standard/Getty Images)
1973: Karen Evans, aged three, with pet Siamese cat, one of the ten finalists for the Mini Miss United Kingdom title, organised by children's' wear manufacturers Harringtons. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
15th May 1964: Twin Indian leopard cubs in the arms of England's youngest head zookeeper, Edward Orbell, at Chessington Zoo. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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