It’s that time of year again when we shop for loved ones. For those of you that have furry friends on your list, here are some of my favorite cat gift ideas to share.
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CAT TOY GIFT IDEAS
Kali-Ma loves her cat tunnel. It provides hours of self-entertainment and relaxation. She runs through it and at times when the sun hits it she sleeps in it.
No cat can have enough crinkle toys! Kali-Ma tosses them in the air and loses them as fast as she chases them. They end up under the couch, table, and many places. I keep several on hand for her entertainment.
We have found that the “soft” strand teasers work best for Kali-Ma. We have tried many brands and the harder ones have nearly caused eye injuries. Kali-Ma plays fast and hard! She also loves feathers so the ones below seem to be the best.
No cat can have enough cat scratchers. I have at least one in every room. Sometimes Kali-Ma uses them for surfboards and glides around on them. Some are more expensive but they last a long time and are worth the price.
CAT CARE GIFT IDEAS
Kali-Ma turned 11yrs old in August and she acts younger every day. She chases her tail, she runs up and down the stairs, and in many ways, she is in better shape than me! I believe it is because I give her the best cat care possible to the best of my knowledge.
One of the simplest things you can do is get your cat to drink more water. Cats by their inherent nature believe that water that is standing still is poison. This is why they are attracted to running faucets. A stainless water fountain is an easy way to get your kitty to drink more water.
People often laugh when they hear how much I spend on kitty litter and then they TRY it! What a difference BOXIECAT litter makes in their lives and they never go back to what they used before! NO more smell and it lasts at least twice as long. All I ask is that you try it one time and you will be sold. It is made with natural ingredients and probiotics by veternarians.
Kali-Ma has been eating Vital Essentials dehydrated cat food for nearly two years now. I just cannot say enough good things about it and how it has changed her life. It is expensive – yes. However, so are vet bills and she is more than worth the price of the food to see the change in her. She is like an 11yr old kitten. She went from 14lbs to 10lbs in six months and she has remained at that weight. I have seen first hand the difference this food can make and it is worth every penny.
Lastly, I have had elevated food bowls for Kali-Ma for a long time. It makes her eating less strenuous and reduces the strain on her neck. Studies have shown all that bending can cause arthritis in a cat’s neck.
I cannot think of a year when I have needed or bonded with my cat more. There are times when I came home and took a moment to gather myself together before I walked in the door because I didn’t want to bring whatever sadness I had on me into the house with her. It’s been the most challenging year.
Of all the things you can give your pet, the greatest of these is LOVE. For those of you that follow my blog, you know I dance with my cat. When Kali-Ma hears Willie Nelson playing in the house she comes running to my feet because that means we are going to dance. It’s what we do.
So, whatever special “thing” you do with your kitty…. do that. Take a moment to brush them a little more, hold them a little more, talk to them in that voice you have only for them a little more. Cats have given so much to us this year let’s take a moment and give them something back.
Until next time….Happy Tails to You from Me and Kali-Ma.