When the RSPCA approached me and asked me to write an article about owning a cat in exchange for some treats for her from their website, I was happy to help. Our aging cat Pablo, has recently returned to live with us at the grand old age of 11, (she’s been with my parents since we moved as we were renting but they travel a lot and so it was easier for her to come back to us), and we are loving having a kitty back on our lives. She is such a rewarding pet. She’s a noisy little thing, always chirruping and purring at us and very very sweet. It’s been a learning curve again though. Used to having a dog, the independence of a cat is a welcome and sometimes worrying thing. She will only come in to eat when it’s sunny and has found all sorts of hidey holes to sleep in about the house so we often can’t find her!! A rattle of the food bowl will often do the trick though!
The most important things to remember with cat care are food, water, flea and tick treatment and vaccinations. You can find lots of useful information for cat care on the RSPCA website. Lots of cuddles are also very important, for you both! It’s been proven that stroking a pet can lower your blood pressure and relax you.
Kittens will need plenty of stimulation, lots of toys to play with. Doesn’t need to be expensive, a piece of string will keep them amused for hours!
There is always a lot of debate about whether you are a ‘cat person’ or a ‘dog person’. What do you think? Do you think it’s possible to be both or do you think people always lean more towards one or the other?