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The Day of the Hi-Fiving Cats

By Annick Staff Date: April 18, 2018

By: Elizabeth MacLeod author of Super Cats and Top Dogs

Super Cats by Elizabeth MacLeod tells the stories of lots of amazing cats, including some from long ago. But cats are constantly in the news. For instance, did you know that today is National High Five Day and that cat rescue shelters have been teaching their cats to high-five to celebrate!


Teaching shelter cats to high five helps the cats a lot. Being trained to perform a trick gives a cat’s brain a workout and the feline gets some exercise, too. Learning tricks can make a shy cat more comfortable with people and teaches an excitable cat to play more gently. Cats gain confidence thanks to the training and connect with the people around them.

Best of all, being able to perform a cute trick such as high fiving improves a shelter cat’s chances of being adopted!

Want to teach your cat to high five? Go to and check out the instructions. Work slowly and make sure you’re both having fun. If your cat’s not enjoying himself, take a break and try again later.

And to find out why owning a cat is good for you, as well as lots of other fantastic facts about fabulous felines, read Super Cats!

Interested in taking a Super Cat/ Top Dog quiz based on Liz MacLeod's books? Go here.