How To Keep Your Cat Happy
Cats have a reputation for being aloof and independent and compared to a dog for example, that's true. But cats are a lot more social than some people realize. And keeping an indoor cat happy can be sometimes a little bit of a challenge. But I can tell you right now that the last thing that you want is a bored pet. Because just like a bored child, a bored pet will always find some kind of trouble to get into. So if you follow my simple and easy to do guide you will find yourself with a happier kitty in no time at all.
Some things that you will need.
*Brown paper bag: There is nothing your kitty loves more than the sound a paper bag makes when she crashes into it.
*Catnip: Most cats love catnip, they love to sniff it, eat it, and roll around in it.
*Cat condo: My cat loves her cat condo, she sharpens her claws on it and plays on and in it all day long.
*Small box: Cats love to hide and sleep in small places. If you cut a small hole in the back of the box she will even play peek-a-bo with you.
*Window perch: Window perches are great places to sit and watch the birds.
*Balls & various other toys: There are a lot of different cat toys on the market but in most cases simpler the better. My cat loves nothing better than to play with the kid's toys. They don't always love it though!
*Another pet: If you're away from home a lot it might be helpful to get another pet so that your cat will have a friend. Samantha didn't like her new friend Lucy, at first but over time they have grown to like each other.
*Time: When it comes down to it time is the most valuable thing that you can give to your pet. Not only will it make the difference between having a fat lazy pet or healthy active one. But you will also reap the rewards, people who own pets are generally happier and healthier.
A little about our cats.
Both of our cats were abandoned kittens that we rescued. We never planned on having a pet especially since my oldest child is allergic to cats. But it just so happened one morning a couple of years ago, that I opened the door to see the cutest little Siamese kitten sitting on the sidewalk. So after a flea bath and a quick trip to the vet Samantha has been our pampered pet ever since. Luckily for her we discovered that if she has a weekly bath our son can tolerate having her around, in fact just having a pet seems to have improved his allergies.
And then earlier this year I found little Lucy in the bushes outside of our home. She looked to only about 5 weeks ago and there was no mother cat around so what could I do but adopt her also. As most everyone knows stray cats are pretty easy to come by so the minute you feed one it becomes yours. Now Lucy isn't as cuddly as Samantha, in fact she can be pretty fierce at times. But she's also very intelligent and looks absolutely adorable. And that is how we ended up with two very spoiled and sassy cats.