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.
The bond with your cat has no limits and the rewards are equally limitless!
These awesome cats have been waiting in TCR foster care for a while now – adopt one, so you will always have a feline Valentine (or two, or three!)… all year round!
Update February 25th, 2011: This little fellow has happily been adopted into his forever home!! Lucky Bullet & lucky family!
It is amazing what some cats go through in their little lives and not only survive, but are highly adoptable and adaptable! We want you to meet Bullet because you might say he “dodged a bullet” and came out loving everyone who comes across his path. The volunteers at TCR are so happy that we were able to save this little fellow and hopes he goes from rags to riches!
Bullet got his name as he has a bullet (well a beebee) in his head. Yes, poor Bullet was shot in the forehead with a Beebee gun by some nasty person, and then dumped at a rural animal control shelter – abandoned, injured, scared and marked to be euthanized. Lucky for Bullet a TCR foster home was at the shelter and brought Bullet to the vet. The vet x-rayed Bullet and treated him with antibiotics, but it was felt that the pellet was better left in his head, so Bullet will live his life with a reminder of his “near death experience” in his forehead. None of this horrible experience has left Bullet worse for wear and TCR has given him a second chance at happiness, he is currently available for adoption.
Bullet loves to cuddle in for a good night sleep and is always there when you need a cheer up. From the time his foster family walk in the door from work he is there ready to greet you with chatter and meows and talk of how his day was and what he saw out the window. He loves to watch the squirrels and play fetch with a ball of tinfoil. He is an easy going guy who is happy to be loved. This is what his foster dad has to say about Bullet: “No matter how rough your day was, you know you’ll be greeted by a lovable cuddle bug who has missed you while you were away”. We think that says it all!!
Bullets Stats: DSH, brown tabby and white, male, neutered, vaccinated, DOB February 14, 2009 (of course this charmer is a Valentine’s Day baby!). If you would like to make a donation towards his x-ray & vet costs, please click here.
Written By A Cat For A Cat
A fun game is to stroll slowly past your human when they are sitting down, trailing your tail across their leg in a loving manner. Rub your face on the corner of a nearby table, all the time purring and putting on a display of affection. When they attempt to pet you or lure you onto their lap, casually saunter away, leaving them bewildered and frustrated.