Today is National Cat Day! This day goes out to one of humanity’s most beloved companions: Cats! Cats were first domesticated in the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent as early as 12,000 years ago. Since humans relied on hunting as their main source of food, dogs were the most useful. When the first agricultural societies emerged, cats became invaluable. Domesticated cats became responsible for keeping grain stores free of mice and other rodents. Today, cats can be found in 34% of American’s homes, which makes them the most popular house pet in the United States. In honor of today, celebrate the love and companionship with your cat. I will be honoring my boys, who you can see below, Sammy and Jackson, but the truth is, they get treated like Kings every day of the week. And I'm happy to do it. They bring me much joy everyday. And let's face it, they just tolerate me, so I'm glad they let me in their lives! I would love to see pictures of your cats today. Please post them on our TRY Facebook page. And If you don’t own a cat and are interested in having one as a pet, contact our friends at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society!