Growing up we always had cats. We were a cat family. When I moved out on my own, I was adopted by a stray from my parents neighborhood. This cat definitely chose me! That is okay as he was easy to fall in love with.
Harley was the best cat ever. No really he was. Harley was named because my first ever apartment was on a busy street and in the summer he would come running at the sound of the Harley Davidson motorcycles going by. He would jump up on the window sill and hunt for motorcycles. Harley loved David Letterman too! Perched on top of the TV — also a nice warm spot to nap — he would try to catch the words when David read out the Top Ten list. It has been more than 10 years since he has passed and I have yet to adopt a new kitty. Just not sure that one will be able to take his place. He was the best.
This Valentine’s Day, show your cat you care by showing them some love. Cats certainly don’t always think like their human companions, but there are some specific things that you can do that will make sure that your cat feels the love:
Love your cat with attention – life is busy these days, and bonding can take many forms, but nothing says “love” like spending time with them.
You may not realize it, but litter boxes play a big role in your cat’s happiness and comfort level. Make sure that you have at least one litter box per cat, preferably uncovered and that they are easily accessible. To keep your cat happy, clean the box often and use an odour neutralizing product like Arm & Hammer™ Clump and Seal™ Complete Odour Sealing Clumping Litter. This revolutionary new cat Litter first seals, and then destroys odours for a 7- day odour free home, guaranteed! Just remember to remove clumps & solid waste daily to keep the rest of the litter box fresh.
Play – Sometimes it can seem like all they do is sleep, but cats get bored too. Give your cat something to do by making sure their environment is stimulating and engaging them in active play with toys. Sometimes, love can be found on the end of a string attached to a stick.
Treats – once considered the sole domain of canines, cats love a tasty nibble. Some pet parents even bake their own – extra love points if they are heart-shaped! Just make sure not to overindulge your kitty’s appetite.
Once you have given your cat some love, how about spreading it around? Share photos of your cat love this February, and Mittens just might brighten someone else’s day too. 🙂 Friends like this don’t come around every day, so this Valentine’s Day, make it count and show your cat some love!