#NationalCatDay: Your Favorite Celebrities And Their Purr-fect Companions

Guess what’s so relevant about today.

Uh-huh, that’s right. It’s National Cat Day, a.k.a. the one day your feline friends can relatively — for the most part — get away with making a scratch post out of your furniture. To commemorate this furry occasion, we’ve made a list of some of the best cat-relevant celebrities who are sure to make you want a darling furball of your own.

Hairballs not included, of course.

1. Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder with Sohalia, his adopted cat. Screen grab from Instagram.

Ian Somerhalder with Sohalia, his adopted cat. Screen grab from Instagram.

Somerhalder may play a vampire on The Vampire Diaries, but he definitely refrains from any blood-sucking when it comes to his cats. Despite being considered a cat guy, Somerhalder additionally has 6 other dogs living with him. Talk about animal lover.

2. James Franco

James Franco

James Franco with his family… and family of cats. Screen grab from YouTube.

“We were raised as cat people,” said Franco in an interview with Ellen.

As if the actor’s love for felines wasn’t evident enough, Franco further shared he had reportedly adopted one of the cats from his 2013 film Homefront, which he co-stars with Jason Statham.

3. Taylor Swift

Tey-Tey and her cat, Meredith. Screen grab from Instagram.

Tey-Tey and her cat, Meredith. Screen grab from Instagram.

If you’re a fan of TSwift and are unaware of her crazy cat lady tendencies, then you’re most likely not following her on Instagram yet. While she may be known for her breakup anthems, Swift is endearingly shown to be quite the cat aficionado, if her posts on social media weren’t enough of an indication already.

4. Russell Brand

Something you may not know about comedian Russell Brand is that he once had to call in a cat therapist for his cat, Morrissey.

“I didn’t think I’d ever have a cat psychiatrist in my house, let alone a man waving a crystal over my cat’s head,” he said.

Apparently, Morrissey needed to see a cat shrink because things just weren’t going so well with the cat of Brand’s then-wife, Katy Perry.

Foreshadowing of their doomed marriage, perhaps?

5. Katy Perry

Screen grab from Instagram.

Screen grab from Instagram.

Speaking of Katy Perry, the pop star is also a cat person herself. Her cat, named Kitty Purry, made a cameo in Perry’s music video for I Kissed A Girl. Kitty Purry is also considered to be Perry’s mascot, and is one of two cats Perry owns, the other of which is named Monkey.

6. Ed Sheeran

Screen grab from Instagram.

Screen grab from Instagram.

What’s cuter than a talented ginger who can sweep you off your feet with his musical talents?

A talented ginger who can sweep you off your feet with his musical talents who additionally loves cats, that’s what.

Remember when he serenaded cats at a cat cafe in Japan? Girls everywhere totally wished they were those cats.

BONUS: President Barack Obama

Even The White House was not immune to today’s festivities, posting a side-by-side comparison of the famous Grumpy Cat with President Obama.

Who are your favorite celebrity-cat duos? Let us know in the comments below!

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