July 10, 2021 – National Kitten Day | National Pina Colada Day

The Original Words To This Song Did Not Even Mention This Tropical Drink!

Welcome to July 10th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate picture perfect pets and pineapples in paradise. 

When it comes to Instagram petfluencers, there are only a few animals in the same league as Nala Cat. And yes, a “petfluencer” is a real thing. With approximately 4.4 million followers, Nala Cat is the most famous feline on Instagram and possibly in the world. This adorable gray, Siamese-Persian mix with gorgeous blue eyes has captured the hearts of Social Media fans around the globe. But before she was a celebrity, Nala was a lonely kitten sitting in a shelter waiting for her forever home. On National Kitten Day celebrate your own future star, though you might want to honor their wishes for remaining purrfectly anonymous.  

The number one song from the 1970s is also today’s celebration drink, the Pina colada.  In the song, Rupert Holmes describes the story of a man who answers a lonely hearts classified ad, only to discover that his wife was the woman who placed it.  The strange part is that the original lyrics began with, “If you like Humphrey Bogart and getting caught in the rain.”  Holmes changed his lyrics at the last minute because he wanted to describe the woman’s longing for escape. He decided that the Pina colada was the ultimate, island getaway. The other strange part is that the song is actually true although Holmes denies that he likes the drink.  If you like them, celebrate National Pina Colada Day with this tropical vacation in a glass.  Getting caught in the rain, optional.

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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