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National Hug Your Cat Day

It’s no secret that Banyan is full of people who love their pets. The pups get top billing—they’re the ones you’re most likely to meet if you stop by one of our offices—but many of us share our homes with fur (and feather) babies, too.

So in the spirit of the holiday—because far be it from us not to do what obscure and random observances tell us to—we are spending some time celebrating our favorite felines.

That means handing out lots of hugs…

VP  & Culture Director Jared Gordon with Izzy & Bella

VP & Culture Director Jared Gordon with Izzy & Bella

Hanging out with their posse of chickens…

Video editor Tori Mauch's cat Fugs with his posse

Editor Tori Mauch’s cat Fugs & crew

Hugging them some more…

Web developer Amanda Piel & Gizmo

Web developer Amanda Piel & Gizmo

Enduring their yoga classes…

Tori's cat Scaredy Kitty

Tori’s cat Scaredy Kitty

Offering up even more hugs…

Research director Ann Chen with Dante

Research director Ann Chen with Dante

Introducing ourselves to the ones who run the neighborhood…

Video director Dalton Harpe's new friend

Director Dalton Harpe’s new friend

Taking selfies with them…

Marketing director Erica Mizelle with Mr. Peetie (aka Tubs)

Marketing director Erica Mizelle with Mr. Peetie (aka Tubs)

And welcoming new members of the family…

Strategy director Amanda Jones' grandfather Elmer with Bochy

Strategy director Amanda Jones’ grandfather with Bochy

All while the Office Dog shows us how it’s really done (please see exhibit A below).

Macbeth loves kitties too!

Macbeth loves kitties too!

Have you hugged a cat today?