Monthly Archives: May 2011

More on National Hug Your Cat Day vs. Hug Your Kids Day

I just told my sister, the one with the PhD in Engineering, about how National Hug Your Cat Day was much more popular – for now! – than National Hug Your Kids Day. What could she do but laugh with me?She has a cat, and she likes her cat, but she couldn’t imagine hugging it.

As we ended our chat, I said, “Now go hug your cat.” She pointed out that that was, quite possibly, the meanest thing I could say to someone, because if you hug 99/100 cats, they’d scratch or claw you, at least. They’d squirm out of your arms for sure. We laughed again.

What do you think? Is telling someone “Go hug your cat” mean?  Comment below.

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More People Love Their Cats Than Their Kids

I’ve been doing some research and found more people ask the web about National Hug Your Cat Day – Keyword Score of 172 – than National Hug Your Kids Day – tiny keyword score.

What does that say about us as a society?

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7 Billion People Will Need a Hug in 2011

How many hugs a day do you need?

I asked kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Nevada, How many hugs a day do you need?

I just read that it’s estimated that world population will pass the 7 billion – use your best Austin Powers voice – this year, 2011. Wow! And they’ll all need hugs. Hug your kids, to start the ball rolling. If you don’t have kids, or even if you do, hug your husband, wife, partner, and loved ones. Then tell 10 friends and ask them to hug their family too!

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63 Days From Today

Global Hug Your Kids Day is only 63 days from today!
We have a whole new website – with a slightly new name and a whole new look. Check out http://www.hugyourkidsday.com and let me know what you think!
In the meantime, keep hugging your kids and family!

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