A notice came across our desk today that identifies October 29 as National Cat Day (not to be confused with International Cat Day on August 8, which is a semi-legit event sponsored by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, who seem like very decent folks), which is founded by someone who calls herself a “pet and family lifestyle expert, animal behaviorist, designer and author” but who somehow does not even have her own wiki. Unlike most “national” holidays, Cat Day has a sponsor: a kitty litter company.
This is silly, and not only if present company raises an eyebrow to the idea that cats deserve any kind of celebration (dogs, on the other hand . . . ). Rather, our concern is for the sake of the felines themselves. Did anyone ask them if they wanted or needed the honor? We assume their response would have been a collective are you kidding dahhhrling, every day is cat day, before (or while) they sauntered away to poop in the fern.
Still, the pictures of cats in architecture got us wondering. Of course the picture-story from Architizer features only Modernist buildings, but this time the bias seems only too perfect. Slinky, sexy and alluring, yet cold, aloof, high-maintenance and unaccommodating: cats & modernism are a match made . . . somewhere.