Most cat lovers adopt a cat with not only for their own personal gain, but to rescue another cat from the animal shelter, with the hope of opening up more room for another kitty. Of course, cats themselves are the main reason people feel the need to adopt one. Their charm may lure you in, once you’re at the animal shelter. When you do finally adopt a cat, everyone gets settled in, and now you’re happily living life with a new companion. But you’re not done yet. You adopted a pet, and now you have gotten yourself into a cat-lifetime long commitment. So here comes the hard part; how do you keep finding different ways to make your cat happy?
As smart and wonderful kitties seem, there are many things that domestic cats can’t do on their own. For example, now that we’re approaching the blistering hot days of summer, your cat needs its water bowl to be refilled more regularly, with it being fresh and icy to appeal to them. Your life can’t be perfect until your cat’s life is. Learning what your cat likes is trial and error, don’t expect to get it right on the first try. Below I will list some things you should consider looking into;
- Favorite food brand- Cats can be very picky eaters, so look for the food brand your cat is more willing to eat
- Favorite type of toy- Some cats are less willing to play then others. Maybe it’s because they prefer going after the toy themselves, instead of having a human tease them.
- Favorite toy- Once you’ve figured out what type of toy your cat likes, watch carefully as they interact with the toys of that category. Whenever cat isn’t in the mood to play, try using their favorite toy.
- Favorite schedule- As you most likely already know, cats sleep for around 18-20 hours a day. So it’s important to know when your pet feels like sleeping, eating, or playing.
- Favorite petting spot- This one might be the most important by far. It’s crucial that you know how your cat likes to be pet. This might seem like a joke, but trust me, it’s not. Some cats don’t even want to be petted!
Now once you have these matters out of your hands, try seeing if they’re effective! Cats might not help you with the house chores or save you more money, but they’re always around to make us feel better about ourselves.
The Feline Queen