stimulating cat’s brain
What Colors Cats See
And we all thought our feline friends could see that red mouse you so happily picked out for Christmas. UGH… They were not impressed with all the green and red toys. We were so naive about that cute stocking full of cat toys. Surely our cats would be impressed with such a vibrant selection. But apparently not.
They may have appeared impressed with the new selection and smells of those new additions to their toy box, but alas, not the colors. Just crazy shades of gray to them. You didn’t know that it was packaged for you to whip it up off the shelf and put in your basket to impress your cat at Christmas.
I had been told they don’t see colors like we do, but I didn’t want to believe it. After all they attack my new artificial flower arrangements, so surely they must notice the colors when I change them and some seem to attract them more than others. Apparently even I was fooled. In fact their color range is much smaller than I first believed. Continue reading
Normal Cat Behavior
• Is your cat super smart?
• Can you train your cat?
• Or are they even trainable?
Cats Can Learn
But I wonder if they learn by motivation or manipulation.
Over the years, I’ve concluded they are in charge of their own destiny. If it pleases them to do little tricks and the rewards are significant enough today, they will play along with the scheme. Tomorrow could be an entirely different story. Never count on trying to impress friends with your intelligent performing cat. They might do a great job of humiliating your bragging. Continue reading
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.
Is Your Indoor Cat Bored?
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.
Cats love to explore empty boxes. Continue reading
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