Written By A Cat For A Cat
Love that warm, cozy feeling when your human pets you? Capitalize on it TODAY (because it is Valentine’s Day) with a fabulous mind game! After you’ve had your fill of petting, carefully and meticulously clean off ALL the remnants of human scent from your stunning fur. Extra points for “annoyance ears” while going about your washing. More points for cleaning her hand before she pets you. Some more obtuse humans might think it’s a gesture of love, but the savvy ones will get the message.
Psst – Remember, NO Valentine’s Day chocolate for us fabulous felines, it’s really bad for us! Stick to indulging in feline friendly treats and catnip… plus then you don’t have to share with your humans! Read more: Chocolate Toxicity in Cats and Dogs
Toronto Cat Rescue is hosting a FUNDRAISING meeting on Sunday, February 20th at 1pm! New volunteers are always welcome! If you have great ideas, or are a go-getter who likes to lead, we would love to have you on our team! Please fill in our Volunteer Form and you will be sent more information.
We really need help, as our vet bills have been very high over the last couple of months making sure the cats are healthy for their forever families. As always, thanks a bunch for your help and support!
Like most cat lovers, you probably consider your cat as a member of your family and already have developed a deep bond. Bonding with another being, whether human or four-legged, is one of the best feelings in the world. The unique bond between cats and humans is awesome to behold and even more incredible to experience. Each day brings new pleasures, just by living side-by-side with your beloved companion.
Below are some easy tips on how to grow closer to your cat:
– Greet your cat face to face and exchange scents by patting your kitty.
– Keep your hands out of the way with a nervous cat until she has relaxed (especially if you are unsure if human hands have always been a loving presence in her life… not all cats are lucky). Touch is very important – remember to be gentle.
– Give your kitty short, but frequent bouts of attention to keep both of you fresh and keen for contact.
– Use your cat to relax after a hard day at work or vigorous activity. Stroking slows the heart and lowers blood pressure.
– Chat your worries away and confide your secrets – your cat will never tell and is sensitive to your moods as well.
– Enjoy a loving cuddle to restore self-esteem and a feeling of calm.
– Indulge in giving kitty the odd treat for no reason and revel in the feedback you get!
– Provide kitty with a warm, safe bed (if she is not already using yours). Did you make or purchase a kitty bed that is not being used? Move the location – remember the location is key.