Cats love to climb and are usually more comfortable
up high looking down at what is going on in their
world. Providing kitty climbers and furniture can
provide your cat with climbing opportunities and above
the ground sleeping areas. Buy some ready made or
get creative and build your own. A great book to get
fun ideas is The Cats’ House by Bob Walker.
Having plenty of scratching posts is important and
will keep your cat from scratching your furniture.
Scratching helps to keep the cats claws healthy and
sharp. Cats have scent glands in the paws so scratching
is also a way of marking what is theirs. Cats will
often stretch and scratch when they wake up from a
nap or when they are happy. There are a lot of good
scratching posts you can buy or you can make your
Keeping your cat entertained by providing toys and
playing with them, will keep them happy. Doris Dingle’s,
Crafty Cat Activity Book - Games, Toys & hobbies
to Keep Your Cat’s Mind Active, is a great place
to start for ideas
Teach your cat to walk on a leash and harness or take
him for a walk in a kitty stroller
Providing perches by windows will give your cat hours
of entertainment (especially if there is a bird feeder
outside) and provide sunny spots to sleep. Another
option is an enclosure that sits in a window frame
(like an air conditioning unit) and provides a secure
space where your can get fresh air and sunshine.
If you live in a home with a back yard or even a patio
or deck, there are many ways you can provide your
cat with safe outdoor areas. There are plenty of “cat
fence systems” you can buy to put on your existing
fence or you can build your own. There are also ready
made kits or plans you can buy to build outdoor enclosures.
These are all great ways to provide your cat with
a way to be outside safely.
Get your cat a feline friend! They can provide each
other with companionship and entertainment.
I can help you find the best way to enrich your cat’s
life so they can be happy well adjusted kitties.