Do you have an indoor cat who longs to be outside? A cat with an adventure spirit that tends to get bored easily? Or are you just looking for an alternative to being outdoors that provides fresh air, bird watching, and relaxing in the sun? Catios are a great solution to the aforementioned. You can either build one yourself or have a company come out and build an enclosure for you. Some are small, extensions off of a window or side of the house while others are big enough to hold human and feline. Think a completely enclosed patio or porch but with lots of climbing opportunities and floor to ceiling views. There are many things to consider when choosing a location for your catio, or cat patio: cat access, size, sun/shade percentage, stimulating views, temperatures, etc. And let’s not forget the enrichment part of a catio – cat toys, cat-safe plants, water fountain, litter box, windows, rugs, etc. There are so many aspects to a catio but I can tell you one thing for sure – your furry friend will love you if you design a catio space for them. The world is your oyster.
Wait, what? 600 cats in one place, at one time? Yes, please! You too?
Well, at least it sounds pretty cool. Lanai Cat Sanctuary in Lanai City, Hawaii is a nonprofit organization where more than 600 spayed and neutered kitties call home. Sometimes called “purr-adise” or “fur seasons”, you can visit this island of cats and even adopt if you so choose. Some folks even travel to Lanai City just to visit the “Hawaiian Lions.” But don’t worry, these furry felines are well taken care of with access to over 25,000 square feet of outdoor space and a plenty of different structures to climb on and hide within. Interested in visiting and getting your kitty-fix for the year? Check out their website for more information.
If your cat is anything like mine then you know it’s an apocalyptic adventure when you try to bathe them. Am I right? You’re in luck though as most felines don’t need a regular bath; they clean themselves with their sandpaper rough tongues which pick up dirt from off their fur.
In the wild it appears that most big cats like the tiger enjoy a good soak in the water however, domestic cats have a different relationship with it. Why? It’s harder for them to get dry after they’re soaked because their coats absorb water rather than repel.
Bathing isn’t for every kitty but there are five reasons as to why you should bathe yours if you have one. Check them out! How do you bathe your kitty? Share your tips, tricks, and stories below.
And an even cuter name. Meet Eeyore, the runt of the litter but what he lacks in size he makes up in miracle. This little kitty is a throw away, shelter cat that no one wanted. Weighing in at just about 4 ounces when he was adopted by one of the shelter’s employees, Eeyore was eventually nursed back to health, and a much better weight. Pictures and more pictures. Enjoy!
Are you stuck inside this weekend due to the weather or are you just taking it easy and enjoying the couple of days off from work? Do you have a kitty who loves to play but gets bored easily? Whichever category you fall under – this post is for you. I wanted to share this quick video of three simple DIY ideas that anyone, crafty or not, can make for their furbaby. Toilet paper rolls, construction paper, tape, and treats for one toy, yarn, scissors, and knot tying skills for another, and fabric with those same scissors for the third. Nothing hard and can be made with items lying around your house. Tell me about your cat toys below – I’d love to hear about them!