World Cat Day was observed across the globe on August 08, and more so, on the social media sites. Founded in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other animal rights groups, the observance has picked up among the cat lovers.
In the west, a lot of people keep cats as a pet for companionship and to keep the house free rats, vermin and pests. It has been reported that currently cat is the most popular pet in the world. The pet owners feel that a cat as a household pet uses a variety of vocalizations, pheromones and body language for communication with them and is a source of amusement.
Both a dog and a cat are also considered as cheap psychologists and companions. It is said that watching and interacting with pets improves mental health and reduce physical responses to stress by dispelling feelings of depression, anxiety and loneliness, informs Wikipedia.
Moreover, on the internet, the videos depicting funny activities of cats are one of the most watched videos. A cat, as a pet, is preferred since it defecates in private and does not hump people or things when playful or active.