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Archive - February 2016

Inspiration for building your first catio
How to train your cat to love road trips

Inspiration for building your first catio

We look forward to Spring each year, which brings with it, the promise of beautiful colorful blooms and a very happy clowder of chirpy kitties. Each will find their own zen space, their little niche in the shade or the sun. With ramps and climbing platforms to play in and romp about and a plentiful supply of fresh catnip from the hanging baskets, no kitty can complain of boredom. There is also space for the humans to enjoy this enclosed kitty garden of tranquility with their furry companions if they wish. Would you like to wake up with the birds and have your morning cuppa with kitties? Yes, please! Would you like some tips on how to begin building your catio? Read my previous post on Building your Cats’ dream Catio.


How to train your cat to love road trips

Cat resting in car

Earl Grey Ninhsy resting after a walk at the beach. Returning from a cat show in 2003 (Galway, Ireland)

Getting your cat used to driving with you in your car doesn’t have to be like sitting through hours listening to a cacophony of howling banshees. Here is the scenario: You’re driving with your cat in the carrier. He is meowing incessantly. You’re anxious and frustrated, he’s anxious and confused. You’re trying to soothe him with sweet talk but the more you talk, the louder he gets, which leads you to become more anxious for his well-being, not to mention, distracted. Not a good combination while driving. Most of us have been there. I’ve had cats who were completely chilled during car rides, and others who have screamed blue murder all the way to the destination. But there is a way to train your cat to take car rides in his stride. Read More

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