11 Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Cat
If you are looking for ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your fur-baby, look no more. This is a purrfect list for you.
1. Take a long, romantic walk on a beach
2. Have a relaxing bath together
3. Sing a special song just for your cat
4. Share a frozen treat!
5. Try some crafting!
Make a fancy hat or dashing bow tie in time for the day!
6. Watch a favourite sport together!
7. Enjoy a fancy meal for two.
8. How about a nice massage? Super relaxing.
9. Share a drink together.
10. Go for a romantic drive.
11. Give your cat a big cuddle.
Any other suggestions?
Or have these owners gone too far?
Meow for now… Kristian
Caturday Art: Sugar ‘N Spice
It has been a difficult few weeks at the SoPurrfect house. We have had family travelling overseas and as such we have been responsible for pet sitting duties.
Unfortunately, with the fun times of playing with the lovely Asia and Pumbaa means that we also need to care for them if they are unwell.
Unfortunately, Asia was diagnosed with cancer and given only a short time to live. She had to visit the vet twice to have fluid removed from her lungs and it has been a difficult time for everyone.
However, even with illness there is beauty and joy in the world. Today’s artwork is a step away from the difficult times of the past couple of weeks. We are focusing on Sugar (who was with us as a short term foster who went back for her de-sexing operation and is probably enjoying cuddles with her forever family right now).
For this artwork we used the app Prisma. We honestly love it. LOVE IT. It is quick, easy to use and has a variety of fun and unique filters.
We used the one called ‘Servers’ for this one because it is supposed to replicate/reflect the complex technology of computer servers… and since Sugar loved to climb all over the computer, chew on the cords and generally poke her head into very unsafe places we thought it was purrfect for her. I just love her cheeky little tongue poking out.
What do you think?
Meow for now… Kristian
My Cat Has Gone Missing. What Should I Do?
Few things are more stressful or upsetting than a missing cat. You find yourself worrying incessantly about them, terrified that something has happened to them. Fortunately, more often than not, missing cats will come home after a short period of time. Key reasons that cats go missing include neighbors ‘adopting’ your cat as their own (thinking it is a stray) and feeding it and cats wandering out of their usual territory and taking a while to get their bearings again. You can solve the first problem easily by giving your cat a collar that clearly marks it as owned by you! However, what if your cat has already gone missing?
Of course, you will be constantly asking yourself, ‘my cat has gone missing. What can I do?’ Luckily there are certain simple and practical steps that you can take to find your cat again fast.
1. The early stages
First things first: make sure that your cat is not just hiding someplace. Look in the wardrobe, the basement, and all the nooks and crannies of the backyard. Your kitty may just have heard a scary sound or had a big dog come into their territory and decided to make themselves invisible for a while.
Call for your cat in a kind, reassuring voice, and grab some tasty treats to entice them out from hiding. Sometimes, the sound of your fork banging on the cans of cat food and scraping on the cat food dish will remind your cat of what they are missing and they will come running straight for you.
2. As time progresses
If your cat has been missing for more than one mealtime, it is a good idea to start raising awareness. Post about your missing cat on social media platforms and encourage your friends, family and colleagues (especially those that live locally) to share it widely. Create fliers and stick them all around the local area. You can offer a reward if you feel it is appropriate, but one thing is essential: always give a contact number so that people can let you know if your cat is found! If you feel uncomfortable giving out your personal phone number so widely, you can always liaise with the local police or animal shelter and ask if you can use their contact number on your posts and fliers, under the agreement that they will get in touch with you straight away if someone phones in.
Also, if your cat is micro-chipped, make sure that your address and other contact details are up to date on the microchip database. If someone finds your kitty and hands them in to a local vet or animal shelter, one of the first things that the staff there will do is to check if they have a microchip so that they can get in touch with the owner.
3. Final tip: have you recently moved house?
If you have moved house, your cat may still consider your old house their home. So, make sure to go back there to check that your cat isn’t simply revisiting its old haunts, as this is a pretty common reason for cats to go missing.
Paws crossed your cat comes home soon!
Meow for now… Kristian