This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #yougottabekittenme #CollectiveBias
Cats are funny creatures. Seriously. Have you ever just watched one? There is a reason there are so many cat videos on the internet. You Tube says it has over 31 million if you just search cat videos. That’s just crazy. Cats aren’t only funny, but even though people say they are aloof, they really are very loving and caring. When I had surgery in February, our cat, Louie, sat with me every day to keep me company. If he wasn’t sitting with me, he checked on me often. With all this love cats give out, I thought it would be fun to share with you 10 Ways to Show Your Cat Love. These would work on dogs too, but we have cats around here, so I’m going with cats specifically today.
The first way you can show your cat love is this, when you dress up for the holidays, dress them up too, so they feel included. Now, Truffles here looks like she might like to kill Kassye for dressing her up, but Kassye has been dressing this cat up her whole life and she still cuddles and purrs, so she must think it’s okay.
The second thing you can do to show your cat you love them is to allow them to explore. Our cats are all indoor cats, so their world is limited to our house. Louie is a pretty curious cat. Anytime a door or drawer is opened, he likes to check it out. He also has a fascination with our laundry shoot. It’s not very big, so even if he loses his grip on the rim, he won’t fall too far. And let’s be honest here, it usually has soft clothes for him to land. Usually he just sits there for a minute and then gets out.
When you’re buying litter, cat food and toys for you cat, buy quality products. I went to Sam’s Club recently and found this Fresh Step Total Control with the Power of Febreze and decided I needed to try it out for Louie. The scent is Lemongrass, which I love, so I was really happy about that, plus, it includes Borate Technology for superior ammonia control, which acts as an antimicrobial agent. Gotta love that because it inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria. I absolutely hate going into a house where you can tell they have cats because of the smell. I’m actually a little bit OCD about the smells and clean the little box very often. By the way, this is package is 42 pounds, so I won’t have to go back next week for more. Yay!!
Help your cat with their grooming. I bought this brush for Louie because he is starting to shed. I thought I would help him out a little by giving him a good brushing every now and then. I fully expected to have to hold him down to brush him, but it was quite the opposite. When I slowed down on the brushing, he actually grabbed my hand and held it there so I would keep brushing him. Funny dude.
Have fun with them. Truffles likes to have her picture taken, which is a good thing, since it happens very frequently. Kassye loves Truffles more than anything on this earth. Yes, probably even more than me.
Another way you can show your pet love is to make them some personalized food bowls. It’s not too hard and Louie seems to like his. I bought bowls at Walmart, just the kind they sell one at a time instead of in a set. I used DecorArt Glass Paint Markers for my bowls.
Wipe the outside of the bowls with glass cleaner or vinegar.
To get the markers started, push the end down to make the paint flow.
Next, draw your design on the bowls. I added all of their names, even though they can’t read.
I wanted to make a checkerboard pattern on one of the bowls, so I put a piece of tape across the side of the bowl and drew a line. Then I painted the pattern. It’s not totally perfect, but that’s okay.
I ran the markers around the tops of the bowls for some added decoration.
A note here, don’t paint inside the bowl.
Allow the paint to dry for 8 hours.
Now to bake the paint on the bowl.
Place the bowls in a cold oven. Turn the oven to 375° and when the oven reaches temperature, time the baking for 40 minutes. When the time is up, turn the oven off and open the door. Leave the bowls in the oven while the oven cools.
The bowls will be water proof and dish washer safe. I decided to make bowls for my son’s critters too.
Louie really loves his bowl.
Find a place in your home to give your pets a little privacy. We have the litter box in the utility room, but we don’t want to leave the door open all the time, so my husband put a hole in the door for the cats to walk through. It’s a perfect size for them.
When you’re picking a little box, make sure it is a good size for them. Instead of a regular litter box, we bought plastic tubs. This also helps keep the litter off the ground, so you don’t have as much of a mess wherever you keep your box. Using Fresh Step with the Power of Febreze ensures that we never smell the litter, even when we are sitting 10 feet from the door.
If you’re bringing home new litter, let him explore it before you put it in his room. That way he will be comfortable with it. Louie seems happy with my selection.
Everyone needs snack time, even pets. Find something amazing your pet loves for their snack time. Louie loves tomatoes. I’ve never heard of a cat liking tomatoes, but this cat comes running when he thinks I’m cutting one. If I leave them in a bag on the floor, he will steal them. It’s happened before. He also will try to steal them out of the refrigerator when you open it. Such a weirdo.
Finally, the most important way you can spoil your pet it to cuddle them, hold them and hug them often. They will love that more than anything else.
If you’re thinking right now that you don’t have a pet and can’t have one, a great idea is to donate or work at a local pet shelter or rescue organization. I recently donated some money to a local shelter and they were so thankful for the money and even let me decide where it would be used in the shelter.
From May 11th to June 5th, Sam’s Club is offering $3.50 off of Fresh Step Total Control with the Power of Febreze in the May Instant Savings Book. It will be a great time to stock up for sure!
What do you do to show your pet you love them? Let me know in the comments.