“A kitten’s purr is the euphoric sound of love.” – Amy Hoover.
Do you know that we can read your mind through this screen? Seriously, it’s not any kind of joke. We can really do it! In fact, to prove it to you, we’ll read your mind right this instant. Currently, your thoughts are stuck at your sweet little furry friend. And you are wondering, “Why is your cat showing so much affection towards you from the past few days?”
So, are we right, or are we right? Generally, whenever you try to go close to your furry friend, she always runs away. No matter how much effort you put in, she never comes near you. Perhaps it feels like she owns you and not the other way around. However, tables have turned now!
Your cat is coming near you, snuggling with you, and is not running away. It feels like a dream, isn’t it? But, what’s the reason behind this kind of behaviour? The answer is that your kitten is demanding a little pampering.
This time her “Purr” is not for love but is for “Pampurring!” So, as the good owner that you are, you need to listen to her request* (*deep down in your heart, you know it’s an order and not a request) and show your love to her.
However, it is not as easy as it may seem. After all, cats are not like dogs; to be more specific, every pet is different, that’s why the ways to pamper them are also different. But, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered! We’ve collected a few tips to shower your love to your furry friend. So, without any further ado, let’s get started!
Spoils her with new toys
The easiest way to give your kitten the attention she needs is by buying her new toys. There is a probability that your furry friend is bored with her old toys and wants something new to play with. But what kind of toys should you buy for her?
Keep in mind that at the end of the day, your beloved pet is wild. That means their nature includes hunting, pouncing, and chasing. So, you should give the toys that include her in similar activities. You can go for lasers, cat balls, catcher wands, catnip toys. If you are a bit tight on budget, you can use boxes, old socks, toilet paper rolls, or paper bags. It will create curiosity in her mind, and she’ll find a new entertainment source.
Groom her on an hourly basis
Kittens love grooming. In fact, they are so particular about their hygiene that they always lick themselves to stay clean, keep their body temperature regular, and keep their coat shiny. That’s why you should also pay attention to your cat’s grooming.
Pet her on every chance that you get. Pet her under the chin, on her back, and behind the ears. It will help in spreading natural oil throughout her coat. Along with that, it’ll also help in removing the pesky hairballs.
But! How will you know that you are doing a good job? Well, you need to worry about if she’ll like it, she’ll nudge you or will purr.
Feed her with the best treats
Pampering becomes even better when you get the opportunity to take care of your pet’s health. Keeping the same thought in mind, you should feed your little buddy with healthy and nutritious homemade treats. Nonetheless, make sure that the food is high in protein and fibre. And when you feed them, use elevated cat bowls as it will ensure that the body posture of your pet is correct. And it will also help her in digesting the food more easily.
Set a spa date with her
Another thing that you can do to spoil your furry friend is to set up a spa date with her. However, on which day you should do it is not for you to decide. This entirely depends on the mood of your kitten. The day when she comes to you and cuddles is a perfect time. So, be prepared for that.
Tips for massage: Use a gentle touch of hands when you are massaging your pet. Also, it will be advisable to learn the techniques to massage your cat. Talk with your kitten softly and use small circular movements when you caress her face.
Provide her new spots to snuggle in
There is no hidden secret that kittens love to snuggle in small spaces. In fact, whenever you get stressed about being unable to find your little friend, you always find them in a corner or under a small box. Right? That’s why you should create some small hangout spots for her by using your old shoe boxes or small baskets. So, the next time you couldn’t find her, you’ll know exactly where to look for her.
Besides that, you can also set up a chair with cushions and pillows near the windows. As kittens are generally curious and love to observe their surroundings, it’ll help your little friend stay connected with nature and be occupied with something new.
Create a few scratching posts for her
How many times has your buddy scratched you when you tried to cuddle her? We suppose the answer is “Uncountable,” right? There are two reasons behind it:
- She doesn’t want to snuggle (yes, we know it’s disheartening)
- She loves scratching you (Ouch! It’ll definitely be painful)
We can’t do anything about the first reason. However, for the second reason, it will be better for you to get a few scratching posts for her. It’ll not only save you from getting hurt, but it will also help her in maintaining her claws. Moreover, scratching also helps in stretching, which is suitable for your furry friend.
Do a Kitty photo shoot.
Last but not least, if you own a cat, you must click beautiful pictures of her and upload them on social media. It’s an unsaid rule. Do a favour on your fellow cat lovers and let them shower their love to her. Besides, a photoshoot will make your kitty feel good because, let’s admit it, she loves attention!
For better health and to establish a good bond with your cat, you should pamper her time and again. Moreover, it’ll also help you reduce stress and will be beneficial for your health. So, get started with it right now.
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