Probably.

The first packet of data was sent between two of the original nodes of the ARPANET, an early iteration of the internet we use today, at 10:30pm on October 29, 1969. National Cat Day was first declared on October 29, 2005 by “a large group of overly passionate (Ok! Ok! OBSESSED) cat lovers with a variety of skills.” This year, it’s sponosred by Petco and a company that makes kitty litter out of walnuts.

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Regardless of the connection, happy 46th birthday, internet! And happy National Cat Day, cat lovers. What would we do without either of you.

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