I’m sure that we have a few more snowstorms coming in this part of the country, but it’s spring according to the calendar. Let’s see how our furry friends like spring.
Since we lost an hour a few weeks back, it takes a while to get moving.
On top of that, cats may have trouble getting their humans up!
However, once our friends are up, there are things to do.
Once the necessities are out of the way, it’s time to eat.
St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. Irish blessings have been passed on. These cats are enjoying the blessings they have.
Places to sleep.
Hoomans to entertain.
Places to climb.
Places to play.
Who could ask for anything more? Oh, well maybe ONE more thing.
Yup, I would say these cats have it pretty good. What do you think? Send us your suggestions of what else they might need.
It’s that time of year again when basketball fans are so excited to see who ends up in the Final Four and who goes on to win it all. Cats don’t really care, but they do consider the following things as MADNESS!
Lack of attention
Things hoomans do
Not catching birds
Having a dog around
So I guess we all have our version of madness. Mine is going through withdrawal when football season is over. What’s yours?
Winter was almost over. The sun was getting warmer and Mergatroid liked to lie on the window sill to soak up the heat. It felt so good on his body! Not only that, he could watch everything going on outside. The snow was melting; people were out walking. Some of them even had dogs with them. Mergatroid was glad that he was inside because he didn’t really care for dogs.
One day the family decided it was time to do some cleaning. Not just regular cleaning, but washing and shampooing everything. The kids were in charge of their rooms while Mom and Dad worked on the living room. It took all day, but they washed the walls and the ceiling, dusted the furniture and were ready to shampoo the carpet when they realized that nobody had seen Mergatroid for a long time. They looked all over the house and in every room, but he was not to be found. Where was he?
When they finally found him, they had learned a very valuable lesson!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s not only love between a couple, but love and respect for all people and even animals that you cherish. So let’s celebrate this special day with pictures. No words needed in some cases.
Because I love my boys and they love me, I make this promise.
I know this was short, but I’m sure you get the message. Pets are family and deserve the best we can do for them. Have a wonderful Valentines Day, readers, and I LOVE the fact that you read my blog.
As I told you last week, I would share the five different ways of making food puzzles that I found. These are pretty simple; you can buy more complicated ones on Amazon.
1. Take a shoe box and cut random shapes for your cat to discover
Take a small cardboard box and cut holes that are larger than the size of your cat’s paws. Cut these holes in random places and use random shapes like circles, squares, triangles, etc. Tape the flaps of the box closed and then toss some dry kibble in there. Shoe boxes make good puzzle feeder boxes.
2. Toilet paper rolls can make a fun alternative cat food puzzle
What cat doesn’t love to bat around a roll of toilet paper? Take the cardboard center from the toilet paper roll and cut holes in it that are a little bigger than the size of the kibble. Fold the ends in to close them and you have an easy and cheap puzzle feeder.
3. A plastic water bottle makes a durable long lasting food puzzle
You can also make one out of a small plastic water bottle. All you need to do is cut holes in the plastic bottle and then pour some dry kibble in. Replace the cap and you have a feeder that’s simple for the cat to roll around, plus it makes an alluring sound.
4. A plastic holiday egg (if you have that around) is a very durable and fun food puzzle
Cut a couple of holes in the top and bottom section of the holiday egg using the X-ACTO or utility knife. Trim away any remnant plastic so the opening is as free as can be. Place some kibble inside the holiday egg, reassemble it and give it a test before rolling it out for play. Widen the holes as needed to ensure kibble can pass through.
5. An egg carton is a ready assembled food puzzle
All you need to do is take an egg carton and put some dry food in the cups! Cut the carton in two so you can have two puzzles. The carton will slow down your cat’s eating, and if they are nimble with their paws, they can fish food out of the cups! Easy breezy.
When you make homemade puzzle feeders, you should be around to supervise the playing. Most of the above puzzles are safe enough but it’s always a good idea to watch your kitties when trying something new.
Our cats do get bored, so shake it up and try a new puzzle every week. And, for those who aren’t as handy or if your kitty needs more of a challenge, Amazon has some sturdier cat food puzzles.
I’m making some puzzles from small containers of cottage cheese. Will let you know how things turn out! If you have used food puzzles for your cat(s), please let us know about your experiences.