Each year there is an entire day that corresponds with our feline friends. Specifically, Jan. 8 is dedicated to Freyja, meaning lady, who is the Vanire spirit of female fertility and the wife of Odur, sister of Freyr and the daughter of either Nerthus (Mother Earth) or Njord (a water and ship deity). Felines are also often associated with Freyja, due to that association many Pagans own female felines named after the goddess. Freyja has many such correspondences and associations that add to the wonder and beauty of this goddess.
Freyja is normally seen as a young and beautiful goddess of sexual desires and romantic love. She is the Greco-Roman equivalent of the goddesses Aphrodite and Venus. The goddess is also associated with the magical necklace Brisingamen and is known to be a very accomplished sorceress. Her correspondences with sexuality and love are not the only things that tie Freyja and Jan. 8 to cats.
In travel, Freyja traveled in a chariot that was pulled by cats (which symbolize Freyja) as well as pigs and boars to represent her fecundity and the fact that she was also a battle goddess. Like many goddesses, Freyja has many phases and sides to her. She is not only a goddess of love but also of war. Very similar to you cat who purrs as you pet it one moment and in the next is waging war on you hand.