You’re probably aware that May 12th is Mother’s Day this year, right? If you weren’t, you might have some last-minute shopping and planning to do.
But even if you’re not a mom or don’t know any moms of human kids, we can still celebrate the holiday as a feline-focused occasion to honor all the cat moms out there! After all, cats are members of the family.
Here are some great ways to celebrate Mother’s Day with cats.
Enjoy Brunch With Your Cat
Going out for brunch has become a classic thing to do on Mother’s Day, so why not flip the concept and stage a homestyle brunch with your cat?
While you settle down to a vegetable frittata, avocado toast, or kale salad, serve your cat a classy bowl of wet food–maybe one of those flavors with some brunch-appropriate cheese mixed into it. And maybe, just this once, set kitty’s bowl on the table and let them eat with you.
Treats should also be on offer as you look to fancy up your feline’s usual morning routine, so scatter a few of their favorites around to nibble on after they’re done brunching.
Obviously you’ll also want a few Mimosas or Bloody Marys to wash down the food–and for your feline, there’s the sophisticated world of alcohol-free wines for cats to explore. Catbernets and Muscats are this year’s vintage of choice.
Embrace Your Inner Cat Mom
Being called a crazy cat lady used to be taken as an insult, but these days the term has been reclaimed, and many cat owners are also proud to call themselves cat moms.
The #CatMom hashtag on Instagram comes up with over a million pictures if you plug it in!
Showcase your cat parent credentials by sporting a t-shirt proclaiming the slogan or by sipping your morning coffee out of a mug printed with “Cat Mom.”
Become A Surrogate Cat Mom!
Here’s a sad fact: Most kittens who turn up at shelters are estranged from their mom. So why not use Mother’s Day as an excuse to channel your feline philanthropic side and offer to provide some company to the cats as you volunteer at your local cat shelter?
You never know, your one-off Mother’s Day good deed might even turn into a regular volunteering gig.
How do you plan to spend Mother’s Day with your cat? Are you celebrating with any cat moms? Let us know in the comments below!