cat behavior

Review on Cat Sparkle Toy Balls

Chocolate point Siamese cat with sparkle cat balls

Lily checking out the new supply of sparkle balls

 

My cats have loved the sparkle balls I got years ago from a fabric store.

 

My first introduction to the sparkle balls was in a cat toy Christmas stocking. They self-destructed in days. Hence, the hunting expedition for a suitable substitute. The 48 balls survived the ravages of energetic cat play for years. Now only 27 remained.

 

What happened to the other 21? Not sure. The vacuum cleaner may have gobbled up a few. A litter box casualty that got buried. Didn’t get  scooped because it was washing day for the litter boxes.

 

There were 3 larger ones that Lily liked. They are missing. One escaped outside, must have got kicked out when we opened the backdoor. Are they under the washer, freezer, or dropped behind the bookshelf? For now, the 3 are MIA.

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How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Entertained

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Is Your Indoor Cat Bored?

 

Chocolate point Siamese cat resting on carpeted bookself

Lily resting in office

 

Is your cat sleeping more than usual and packing on the pounds?

Time to make note of the waking hour activities. Is he/she begging for food or listless most of the time?

Bored cats use food to fill the boredom.

Challenge your cat’s mind with interactive toys. Even just a new toy with unfamiliar smells will stimulate their curiosity.

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Picking The Right Cat

blue point and chocolate point Siamese

Morning R & R

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How to know which cat to adopt.

This can be easy or difficult.

Cats can have unique personalities. Some are in your face and purring. Others are aloof.

The question is, if you choose the wrong one… will it change? Perhaps. Some can be an actual challenge.

Nice if they were the perfect fit for your lifestyle.

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How to improve the odds for that perfect cat.

First, decide if you want a male or female. Reminder, an altered cat is happier and healthier. The earlier the altering, the better for you and your pet. Males will have less desire to wander and less aggression. Females won’t go into heat and be more content.

I’m an advocate for indoor only cats. Only exception are barn cats, they catch mice. Confined indoors their entire life isn’t an issue. In fact, they will most likely live longer. No interaction with other cats that may have fleas, diseases, and no cat fights. No worries of attacks by other wildlife or hit by a vehicle. Continue reading

Adopt or Buy a Cat?

 

Why not adopt a cat?

Chocolate and blue point Siamese cats

Hanging out together

 

Ah, the controversy. The argument is powerful for this scenario.

 

Too many unwanted pets waiting for a new home. I agree.

 

But…

 

I didn’t create the unwanted kittens.

 

And I can explain my stand on this topic.

 

Lots of unwanted children in foster homes and shelters. You want children, why not adopt or at least foster them? I 100% admire those that take on this challenge. Most will not. They want their own children. I prefer to choose my own cats to find the perfect match to bring harmony in the home.

 

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Cat Destroying Your Furniture?

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Siamese cat that loves to scratch on furniture

Lucy, too cute to be bad…

Furniture Being Destroyed by the Family Pet?

 

Cats love to scratch to mark territory, or maybe just for fun.

 

Have 2 cats and Lily uses the scratching post. Appropriate, wanted behavior. Lucy scratches on everything but the post.

 

Lucy loves to scratch on the tightly woven rugs. Not much of an issue. Questioning how much damage is done and is there sufficient reason to stop her? She wasn’t interested in the tight woven carpet on the scratching board.

 

The carpet she has chosen isn’t expensive. No evidence of the ritual of daily abusive attacks. Keeping her claws clipped helps. Continue reading

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