Today (8/8) is "International Cat Day." We have two cats at our house, a grey cat named Quinn and his black cat brother named Shane. The way I remember their names is BS (black Shane) and GQ (grey Quinn).

They have brought so much joy to everyone in the house especially my daughter, Tara. When she walks into a room, I usually can find them right behind her or on her bed. I think Tara is a cat whisperer.

They seem to understand when she talks to them and that's not easy because cats have a mind of their own and don't seem to listen to anybody. I know they don't listen to me.

Yesterday, I was sitting on the porch with one of the cats and could practically hear him say "I'm allowed to eat and sleep all day because I'm a cat, but what's your excuse?" Good thing, I love my cats.

They both have short tails and were adopted from the Broome County Humane Society. They love to sit on the window sill and sun themselves. We think they are meow-nificent.

So how much do you love your cat? A new survey suggests that some may love them a LITTLE TOO MUCH!

Two-thirds of cat owners say they'd rather spend a quiet night alone with their cat than their significant other. Our cats aren't quiet and they don't leave me alone, so I must be in the minority here.

Here are some activities that you can do with your cat today and if you would like to find out more about adopting cats (and dogs too) from the Broome County Humane Society, then go here.

Binghamton University is also celebrating one of their favorite cats... sort of. The university posted on Facebook Thursday morning about the Binghamton Bearcats (see what they did there?) mascot, Baxter.

We think our cats are paw-some and we hope yours are too. Happy International Cat Day.

[via Broome County Humane Society/National Today/Binghamton University]