I’m sure by now you’re sick of all the political discourse. But what if cats could vote? What would they vote for? Here are the top five issues cats are most concerned with when casting their ballots.
This one is so important I recently wrote a blog on it. Cats have a reputation for being aloof, but as cat owners, we know different. Cats are lovers, and they want us to show affection in ways they enjoy. It’s our job as cat parents to learn our cats’ preferences and make sure they know we love them.
If your cat had her way, she would vote for toys that mimic prey. Cats want variety in shape, movement and sound because that’s what they go after in the wild. Look for toys that they will actually play with. Ones that are made to bring the outdoors in and are more natural and that tap into their true instincts. Cats love toys that flutter through the air, skitter on the ground and that they can hide in or pounce on.
This one goes right along with toys because cats’ natural instincts are not just about hunting and playing. Cats need variety in all aspects of their lives. When we keep them indoors, we are keeping them safe, but we also deprive them of all the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors. Cats love new environments to explore, and we can keep them happy by bringing the outdoors in. As autumn approaches, let’s open the windows, bring our feline friends some fallen leaves, or even let them explore the outdoors (supervised, of course).
Cats are experts at relaxing. They can spend up to 18 hours a day sleeping. And are crepuscular, which means they are most active at dawn and twilight. During the day, cats love to get cozy, whether in a patch of sunlight or a soft cat bed, and they especially love warmth. To keep your cat constituent happy, give him several options, including out-of-the-way hiding spots so they can have sweet dreams.
I don’t know about your cats, but mine come running when I shake the treat bag. That's because they know it's playtime. An easy way to keep your kitty happy is play first and offer a high value treat afterwards. If you are limited on time to play then throw a treat down the hall instead or use a fun food puzzle. Sometimes I even hide their food so they can forage like cats do in the wild.
So those are my top 5. What about your cats? What would they vote for?