How to make your cat happy
September is one of my favorite months of the year: it’s Happy Cat Month! Since I do enjoy being happy, today let’s talk about ways you can make your favorite feline friend purr with happiness.
First and most importantly is your time and attention. Cats might seem aloof, but we do enjoy companionship whether it be receiving a gentle chin scratch, sitting in your lap, or simply being near you. Find out which types of interaction your cat most enjoys, and then try spending a few extra minutes each day interacting with your cat. I personally enjoy all kinds of gentle petting, especially around my chin, nose and ears. Usually I will close my eyes, purr really loudly and sometimes I get so relaxed and happy that I start drooling.
A close second on my list of Things That Make Me Happy would be treats. I am extra-lucky because I get paid in treats for modeling! Since I am trying to watch my girlish figure, sometimes I eat these Lean Treats. Even though they’re low-fat, they still taste delicious.
Another thing that makes me happy is toys. I especially enjoy catnip-filled toys, and one of my favorites is this catnip bananna.
Harley enjoys toys even more than I do! Some of Harley’s favorites include wand toys, small mouse toys, and potent catnip toys. He especially likes this Pollock Fish Catnip Toy because it is very colorful. Find out which toys your cat prefers, and rotate them often so they never get boring.
Here is a list of some other things you can provide to make sure your cat is healthy as well as happy:
- Regular veterinary checkups. I will admit that going to the see the vet does NOT make me happy. But boy am I happy when I get back home!
- Tooth-brushing. This is another one that I don’t exactly enjoy, but dirty teeth and bad breath are even worse.
- A clean litter box. No cat’s got time for a stinky litter box, and if you don’t keep it clean we may just decide to “go” elsewhere and then no one will be happy.
- A sturdy scratching post. Scratching just feels good, and I’m happy that I have a large sturdy post so I can really dig in.
- Consider a feline friend. Okay, most of the time Harley does not make me a happy cat. But many cats do enjoy the companionship of another cat. Plus I can guarantee that if you adopt a cat from a shelter, the cat you adopt will for sure be a happy cat!
What ideas do you have to make Happy Cat Month even better for your cat?