National Cat Herders Day has been celebrated on December 15th of each year. At times we would feel a few works were impossible. We would have come across the word, herding cats that refer to those futile or difficult tasks.
The frustration a person faces until the completion of those difficult tasks cannot be expressed. Why don’t we recognize those cat-herdings with a celebration Day on the calendar? As to honor, cherish, and appreciate those people who work towards completing the impossible tasks, National Cat Herders Day is being celebrated.
History of National Cat Herders Day:
The year in which the National Cat Herders Day was first celebrated is unknown. Wellcat.com established this celebration Day. It is a day that honors those who feel that they are tasked with the impossible. The Cat Herders Day recognizes their frustration of trying to manage the unmanageable task. It may be an impossible task given at the workplace, home, school, or in areas of one’s life. When such a situation occurs, then it feels like herding cats.
There is a mention that this idea of using herding cats was popularized by Dave Platt, an information technologies expert. He had referred to the term as, “Managing senior programmers is like herding cats.” The cats are usually independent, alone, and get distracted easily. Likewise, many programmers would have the same characteristics. At times the task given to them seems to be an impossible thing just like how we cannot see a herd of cats. When you have faced such situations, then this Day celebrates you.
How to Celebrate National Cat Herders Day:
Get out to appreciate those herder cats who manage to do the impossible task. If you are a herder cat yourself, then try making things possible. Throw away your frustration and manage the unmanageable things possible.