The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, the countdown to Christmas is on! I hope you are all feeling the love and are sharing that love too. With the holidays coming up, it’s hard to resist spreading the joy to others – maybe even towards a furry little cat companion.
We’ve been spending a lot of time at our local SPCA, it’s something that we do during the winter to beat the blahs and cuddle some furry friends during the cold season. It’s a fun activity for our family, and allows us to give some love to animals this time of year.
Are we debating on adopting? While I still lean to a ‘no’ on that one, I have to admit, my stance is wavering. It’s been years since we’ve had a pet in this house, and I do miss having one a lot. Yet, having a pet is a lot of work and unless my family commits to helping, my ‘no’ is firm …. for now.
Cat adoption is a momentous occasion for your family, and certainly fitting with the theme of the festive season. Unfortunately, the process isn’t always as easy as you might think!
To help ensure a smooth transition for you and your new feline friend, here are some ways you can create a happy, forever home:
- There’s no place like home: Building a sanctuary will make your new furry friend much more comfortable settling into a new environment. For instance, adding two litter boxes, some food, water, toys and a resting place will make their experience a lot more enjoyable.
- Think tidy: It’s important to keep your cat’s litter boxes well-maintained. This leaves your cat feeling extra clean, and encourages them to continually use it. New Arm & Hammer™ Clump & Seal™ Complete Odour Sealing Cat Litter is specially formulated for a 7-day odour free home. No other litter forms a tight seal around litter and destroys it with unique odour eliminators and Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda. Your cat will also love the new softer feel! It’s available in two varieties: Fresh Home and Multi-Cat.
- Your new best friend: Well, what are you waiting for? Spend a few hours a day with your cat (especially during the beginning) to give a little bit of reassurance. It may take some time for your cat to warm up to you, but it’ll all be worth it!
- Meeting family: If you already have the fortune of owning a pet, make sure both parties meet with calm and ease. It’s best to let the new one explore your house early on without any interference from others. Your cat will eventually adapt to the scents of others around – and who knows – make another furry friend.
With all the seasonal joy around this time of year, how will you share the holiday spirit with your new companion?
This is a compensated post yet as always, opinions are my own.