11 Creative Cats Who Will Do Anything to Avoid Celebrating National Hug Your Cat Day

It’s National Hug Your Cat Day, and felines everywhere are taking cover. Remember that elderly aunt who always greeted you with a too-tight embrace? Well, that’s what your cat thinks of you when you zoom in for a squeeze. Cats don’t usually welcome hugs or enjoy celebrating holidays — especially this one. So we found 11 cats with advice on evading a hug today.

Get down and dirty. It’s not a litterbox; it’s a bunker.

Cat hides in empty box
Aloysius, an American longhair, loves to play hide-and-seek.

Go for total disguise and no one will even know you are a cat.

Cat hides in crock-pot cover
Tike, a Ragdoll, hides in a Crock-Pot cover.

Make sure your ideas aren’t half-baked.

Cat hides in crock-pot
Mia, a domestic shorthair, can't quite get all the way in her hiding place.

Don’t get out of the bag until it’s over.

Cat hides in backpack.
Wazu, a playful Persian, hadn't finished hiding when his owner found him in this backpack.

Play dead, but be careful not to look too cute or you may get your belly rubbed.

Cat playing dead
Allie, a 7-year-old tabby from Denver, plays possum.

Sleep in (again) and don’t get up until everyone leaves for work.

Cat hides in covers
Sadie May, an adopted mixed breed, plays peek-a-boo under her owner's covers.

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