Christmas season is not just about decking the halls with boughs of holly. It’s also about making things nice for everyone in the house, including our beloved cats. Your cats will likely be curious and intrigued with all the glittering designs, the busy preparations, and the scrumptious food you’re preparing.
Although Christmas is supposed to be a fun time, it can potentially be dangerous for our feline friends. One could say that they that Christmas might actually be against them, making them feel unwelcome. To help them feel right at home with the season, here are a couple of things you can adjust accordingly.
Making Your Christmas Tree Cat-Friendly
Cats love to climb high places. It’s in their nature and it’s wired in their brains. To make your Christmas tree cat-friendly, hang ornaments that don’t easily break on the lower half of the tree. To avoid accidents, put the tree in a room where you frequently stay in. Place some of your cat’s toys under the tree, along with some blankets and pillows, so they can have the luxury of sleeping beneath it, as you are chilling and relaxing in the room.
Create or Purchase Presents for Your Cat
It’s only once a year, so go on and buy your cat some presents. Get them a new chew toy (preferably one that’s noisy), buy them some fancy food, maybe a new bed and/or a new scratching post too. You can create presents as well, like a toilet paper roll cat toy, feather cat pounce toy, and a cardboard palace. Don’t forget to match the present to your cat’s personality as well, which only falls into the categories of either playful or lazy because we all know how cats truly are, right?
Spend some Quality Time Together
Christmas is a time where a lot of people get to eat a lot of food. This is also very true for your cat, which you’re probably gonna be spoiling with lots of food, treats, and cat sweets. Your furry bundle of joy is possibly gonna be receiving lots of new toys too, so what better way to put them to use? Well, you spend some quality time with your cats and play with them, until they get tired, or they decided they’ve had enough. After that, both of you can then snuggle with each other on the couch, while watching Christmas reruns on the television.
Another important thing to keep in mind is to avoid using some seasonal plants for decoration. Some of these plants can be dangerous for your cat, so it’s best to stay on the safe side and keep off them.
As we’ve said before, Christmas isn’t just season for decorating, eating, and having fun for us humans. It’s also a season for our cats to enjoy themselves, and it’s in our best interest to make that happen for them. Christmas should be the season for our cats too, and seeing that come true should be one of our priorities.