It’s funny how I get article ideas from my friends’ experiences each and every day. However, this may sound a little off, but important to all those cat lovers and cat owners…yes, there’s a difference.
Very often you may find a pet in someone’s home and a cat is one of them. That’s if they neither own a dog nor any strange un-domestic pet. One problem though, is how you can both spend a happy living together in your little space, in the most inexpensive way, without stepping on the others toes.
If you have a cat, consider a cat friendly home. First and foremost know whether your cat is a tree dweller or ground dweller. While the tree dweller will always be fascinated by height, the ground dweller is usually just fine on the floor.
Compromise is key. If they are fond of laying on a certain shelf and how ever much you try you just can’t keep them off it, the truth is you definitely won’t win this battle. Instead, you could declutter a section that they can clearly lay on and move your precious things to the side.
You could also entice them with a spot so that they don’t interfere with your things. Cats love spending their moments on window sills. If you don’t have a large window to accommodate them, try screwing a board or wooden floating shelf into the top of the sill.
To prevent damage through scratching and climbing, try wrapping beams, table legs, or whatever you have in sisal or sturdy rope .
Try hanging dangling things wherever you can. For example, if you have a storage shelf that reaches the floor, avoid the last shelf to leave space for your ground dwelling cat.
For you who has a tree-dweller, Invest in a cat tree….You may get your nearest carpenter to make one for you at an affordable price. This will enable them to have fun jumping up and down without interfering with your space.
Lastly, remember your cats were first and foremost animals before they became your pets. Learn to play with them and give them the space they so deserve. You can only do so much!
Share with me your journey into cat-ifying your home!