7 Ways to Pamper Your Cat the Taylor Swift Way

7 Ways to Pamper Your Cat the Taylor Swift Way

More than her heartfelt songs, Taylor Swift is known for her immense love for her cats – Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson. Fans cannot help but notice how this popular songstress showers her fur babies with affection.  This cRaZy cat lady ROCKS – literally! If this popular Grammy winners compassion inspires you, here are some ways to make your favorite feline feel loved: Keep your pet engaged in fun activities. Regardless of how hectic your schedule is, your pet will surely appreciate even the simple game of cat and mouse, no real mice purrty please. Even if your cats appear docile, the DNA of their ancestors are also ingrained in them. This means that they also have the instinct to hunt and chase.  And guess what they do after?  Eat and sleep. Brush your purrtty cats coat to ensure that it remains free of tangles. Taylor Swift lovingly plays with her pets’ fur. You know you’re doing a good job if your cat can’t stop purring. Never underestimate the power of catnip because majority of cats fancy this famed flowering herb. You likely observed upon giving catnip to felines, most of them will purr and roll around. Some even drool! Consider catnip-filled toys, or grow your own plants outdoors.  Just be mindful of neighboring kitty visits.  They have purrty flowers too! A kitty cats nature is to observe from tall spaces – such as trees.  One of the ways to spoil your cat is by providing a safe spot for him or her to perch and look outside. We have placed carpeted comfy cat trees by our shop windows.  A simple solution is to place a...
3 Reasons to Foster a Pet

3 Reasons to Foster a Pet

Pet fostering is a great way to enjoy the company of a furry four-legged friend WITHOUT making a big commitment. Of course people love pets, but not everyone can take care of one, especially for the entire duration of their lives. But that’s no reason you can’t have one in your home. Did you know that you could become a foster parent to an animal? It’s exactly what it sounds like. You can provide pet foster care to the many shelter animals out there in need and without having to consider what you will do if you have to move, fall in love with someone who has allergies – or whatever! Life throws us a lot of curve balls and sometimes people don’t want to but they have to surrender their pets to a shelter. If you’ve ever been to an animal shelter and seen the rows upon rows of loving animals trapped in cold cages while they long for the warmth and affection only a home can provide then you know not all pet owners are responsible ‘till the end. You can be a pet foster parent and help the innocent animals find a home! If you’re looking for a reason, here are just three: 1. You Save a Life. Many animals get euthanized if they do not get adopted. At some shelters, they may have only a few short days to make a move and if they don’t – that’s the only chance they’ll get. You’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing that all it took to save their lives was to supply them a warm place...
Cuckoo for Kitty Cats?  You Should Be! Health Benefits of Cats

Cuckoo for Kitty Cats? You Should Be! Health Benefits of Cats

The AVMA estimates that about 30% of US households play host to our beloved feline friends, and for good reason!  We love our kitty companions dearly, and they not only enrich our lives, but even improve our mental and physical health for a longer, happier and healthier life. The health benefits of cats are both physical and mental. Mental Health Benefits of Cats’ Companionship This may not be much of a surprise to us crazy cat ladies, but research has now proven that cat ownership improves our general outlook, and relieves stress, depression and anxiety. The UK Mental Health Foundation contends that  “purr therapy” improves mental well-being, and helps us cope with the stress and anxiety of everyday life.  In fact, cat owners sometimes find that the companionship and comfort offered by cats can even be more effective than medication in overcoming mental roadblocks. It has even been proven that spending time with pets increases levels of “happiness neurotransmitters” dopamine and serotonin, and that pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression and anxiety disorders.  Spending quality time with our kitty cats is a no-brainer for the crazy cat ladies among us, but it seems that word about the mental health benefits of cats is getting out. Cats Relieve Stress Spending time with any kind of beloved pet is a definite mood booster, but stroking our feline companions has proven to be especially effective stress relief.  Those soothing purrs melt away the stress and anxiety, leaving us relaxed and ready to face the challenges of everyday life. Cats have been shown to lower blood pressure and pulse rate,...