National Cat Day: 5 Sportsmen who love cats as much as you do.

By | October 16, 2018

It is certainly quite common to witness sportsmen share images on social media with their arms wrapped tightly around their beloved canines. One of the best footballers in the world, Lionel Messi regularly shares images of his beautiful Mastiff dog Hulk who is quite massive in size along with videos of the two playing football together. Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez is himself a massive dog-lover with his social media presence confirming that to the hilt.

Sanchez regularly posts images of his golden retrievers, Humber and Atom with whom he regularly goes out on walks, going on to feature in an advertisement with them as well. Sanchez said: ‘There is a beautiful legend that tells us that animals are voluntary souls, without the gift of words, who have come to show man the value of his actions, of solidarity, of acceptance, of freedom and the value of teamwork…. and the more important the love’. Mesut Ozil, Hector Bellerin, Harry Kane, Chris Smalling, James Rodriguez, Marcelo, Memphis Depay, Andy Carroll, Neymar, Tom Brady, Serena Williams, Klay Thompson, Russell Wilson are further examples of sportsmen who have confessed to being dog aficionados.

One may be mistaken into believing that dogs enjoy the bulk of the attention but the assumption could be nothing further from the truth. There are several immensely popular sportsmen who have proudly indicated their intense love for cats encouraging each and every cat lover to adopt abandoned pussies rather than purchasing them. Not only this, they have also taken concrete steps towards ensuring that there are stronger laws and policies in store for safeguarding the rights of your beloved pet cats.

The National Cat day is a celebration recognized every year on October 29th which seeks to celebrate the presence of your beautiful four-legged companions who provide all the love and affection humans desire without demanding much in return. It is time to take a deep look at some of the most popular sportsmen who share an irresistible relationship with their beloved cats as a tribute to the occasion of National Cat day:

Nyjer Morgan

The American professional baseball player who represents the Milwaukee Brewers found the love of his life by accident. Morgan initially wanted a dog but decided to adopt a cat from a nearby shelter instead because they are more independent in nature. He was however not prepared for his cat nicknamed Willy stealing his heart converting him from an alpha male into a cat man. The sportsman has been extremely active in animal advocacy activities along with PETA campaigns promoting adoption rather than the purchase of cats from shelters. Their bond is certainly a beautiful one.

Matt Wieters

Wieters, an American professional gave the world a glimpse into the beautiful relationship he shares with his cat Omaha when the duo starred in a joint campaign organized against animal abuse. The cute, cuddly cat is the darling of the family and enjoys special attention from the sportsman himself.

Russ Smith


 The popular basketball player enjoys the presence of two of the most beautiful and fluffy cats ever in the form of Dr. Quackers and Miss Meow, who have been described as elegant and beautiful by one and all. Smith loves them with all his heart as evident from the constant photos uploaded on his personal Instagram account in the company of both the charming felines.

Alex Galchenyuk

The American ice hockey star certainly enjoys the presence of an enchanting cat named Diego which has earned him a lot of love and attention from local fans. Galchenyuk certainly adores his small, furry companion as evident from the social media uploads in the company of the other.

Sportsmen are not immune to the charm of cats despite all their physical prowess as evident. It is time to recognize their beauty and adopt a cat from the nearest shelter as soon as possible.