The cat’s natural instinct is to climb. And observe from a safe place. Another typical behavior is to get low and hide, which represents fear.
The cat’s small stature on the floor is an inadequate perspective of their environment. Providing high places invigorates their spirit for adventure.
National Health Month for your Cat
Before the spring arrives, is a great opportunity to turn attention to our four-legged family members.
Has your pet slowed down? Remember the age equivalent. (link here) As each year ticks by, our cats will become less energetic. Toys, once entertained, are off the radar.
Cats help to heal
I adore cats. After Molly’s death in May 2020, the loneliness of not hearing those purrs and meows became overwhelming.
Life kept us busy during May, June, and July, so not having 4 legged little ones around made it easier. But as the summer dragged on, the missing laughter that the little creatures bring became intense.
December 5, 2020, rolled around, and we picked up our first bundle of joy. Lily a 9-month-old chocolate point Siamese. Winning her over took a while. A year later and she has become a blessing. She has her only little quirks, and we adjust to her whims. (link)
Saved many cat toys over the years. They received mild abuse, but most never used.
Then Lily joined us 8 months ago and Lucy 6 ½ months.
I dragged them out of boxes stored from our move 6 years ago. Our then 10-year-old Molly only played with a few. No point in having them scattered on the floor when she wasn’t interested. Continue reading
For the love of a cat. You pour your heart out and never look back. I love cats. Never a commitment to take lightly.
To bring one into my home, it becomes their forever home. A hard decision. Do I devote myself to this little creature for the next 18 years?
So, I pick wisely and trust I haven’t made a mistake. A promise to the little four-legged one. We will work through whatever life throws at us. Will never abandon you, no matter what. Continue reading
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