I am grateful for your patience. I have been writing the first book of the Harry, the Wonder Cat Series. Harry’s story is really fun to write. This Maine Coon is the best of Maine Coons. Keep coming for more of this story about Harry and a family legend.
While I was sitting here writing (at 3 am mind you), my cat, Mimi was racing through the house. There she was, just a brown streak flying around from room to room, jumping on furniture and leaping in the air. Oh, would that I could bottle that energy, I would be a millionaire!
Her brother, Bo, on the other hand, never twitched a muscle. Lazy boy!
I’m sorry that I was gone for so long, but I had a death in the family. Now that the paperwork, etc from that sorrowful time is done, I find my self in a book deal.
The deal is for a series of cozy mysteries, co-starring Harry, the Maine Coon. Harry is an amazing cat who is loyal to two lucky ladies, Nikki and Cassi. In the first book, he saves the day by catching the criminal who, by the way, is holding one of Harry’s charges at gunpoint.
It should be a fun series that I hope you’ll enjoy!
I don’t know about you, but my cats are my family, and as such they deserve nice gifts for the joy they give me all year round. Now, I could go all out and spend too much money for things that they have no interest in, or I can use my imagination and a $20 bill.
First, I will start off my saying that, like children, if you put all of the new toys out to play with on Christmas morning, chances are they will become get bored with them by Christmas night. My advise is to hold back, only giving them a few toys at one time, until they get bored with them. Then, pick them up and replace them with some of the new toys that you have in reserve. That way, it’s Christmas all over again.
Some of the toys you can pick up in the local pet shop. However, they usually jack the prices sky high to cover their overhead. That being the case, the only time that I go into the pet shop is to look, not buy.
Your next option is the Internet. Now, there are a lot of places out there that charge just as much as the pet shop does, but if you scour the pet outlets on the Net, chances are you will find deals. Two stores that I shop at are, of course, Amazon, and Chewy .
Here are just a few toys that are on the cheaper side and your cat is sure to love them just as much, if not more, than the expensive play things.
You can find anything at all at Amazon.
These are great. My cats will sneak up on them, pounce and run around, holding the mouse by its tail.
These are great for cats that love their catnip. They are refillable so your cat will have hours of fun.
Every cat loves their feather wand. I can’t wait to try this!
Chewy is also a great place for cats. Here are just a few of their toys.
These are going to be in Bo’s stocking for sure!
This little mouse squeaks at your cat.
I haven’t tried this one yet, but the reviews are out and 95% of the cats that tried it absolutly flipped over it.
As you can see, cat toys don’t have to break you this Christmas. These are just a few of the best loved toys. There are so much more out there to try. And we haven’t even touched on the toys that don’t cost a thing but a little imagination.
Until next time, let’s play!
It’s that time of year again. The time for decorations, Christmas trees, Santa Claus and presents. It’s the time for parents to make their child’s’ fantasies come true. It is so tempting for ‘Santa’ to give their darling a little kitten. They are so cute and cuddly and, it is thought that, as the child grows, so can the kitten.
However, we must remember that a kitten is not a toy. They are living beings, with needs that can only be met by a true knowledge of what it takes to be a good guardian. The excitement of waking up Christmas morning to a brand new furry kitten, will soon wear off when the child is charged with caring for Fifi. Chances are, it will take no time at all before he will grow tired of feeding her and cleaning the litter box. Then it falls to the parent to take care of the needs.
A cat (as with any pet) is a full-time responsibility that can last for 20 years or more. In that time, Johnny or Janey will probably go their separate ways, leaving the cat behind. That’s all well and good for the humans, but for the cats, who have grown to depend on their people for love and attention, it can be traumatic and certainly is unfair.
In my opinion, one of the main reasons not to get a kitten as a present is that, in order to meet the demand, some pet stores, etc. receive their supply from disreputable breeders and kitten mills.
A kitten mill is a place where cats are bred in tight quarters with no medical attention, until they are no longer able to breed. When that day comes, they either are tragically killed or sold, spreading diseases. When they are kept alive to be given away, the kitten has a higher chance of being unhealthy, costing more money and possible heartache in the long run.
So, the next time you take your child into the pet store to gaze at the cute little furry things in the window, remember, they are not toys , so look, but don’t give in to the temptation of taking one home.