TODAY is International Cat Day and by the look of our Facebook page yesterday, Wirral is full of cat lovers.

It's thought the 24-hour celebration of felines first took place in 2002 thanks to the IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

An estimated 500 million cats are thought to be frolicking in neighbours’ gardens across the world.

We asked readers to send in any cute or funny pictures of their pet and we were flooded with photographs.

We have picked out just a few for you below but there's still time to send in yours by clicking on the form at the bottom of this story.


Penny Copestake: Doris looks ready for a night on the tiles


Terri McBride: Tilly! Snoozing in a plant pot, as you do ..


Mrs Walker of Prenton sent in this picture of her cat Sadie


Debs Whyte: Harry looks like Aslan


Hope tries to find a spot at the top of a pile of records


Jennifer Forsyth-Tidswell's cat finds a great new place to sit


Louisa Jayne: Malcolm (Wonder if he likes to sit in the middle?)


Maud doesn't look like she's a fan of cameras


Andy Benyon: Monti - looking ready for a painting


Tracy Moretta: Max enjoying a nap


Jane Melling: Shelly Melly showing off her furry belly


Frances Murphy: Trigger my chunk

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