Do you feel like your cat is in a rut and bored with the daily routine? Try some new play activities and make dinnertime a little more entertaining. Here are some things you can do that just might make your cat a little happier:
Decrease boredom by improving your cat’s habitat to make it more mentally stimulating. Add new perches or move existing ones to give him a better view of his surroundings. Provide a spot by a window for your cat to watch birds at the feeder or squirrels caching their food supplies in your yard. Make sure there’s space in your home large enough for playtime. Try hiding snacks throughout the house and teach your cat how to find them by leading the way to the treats the first time you play this game. You’ll find these ideas and many more ways to keep your cat entertained in Boredom Busters for Cats: 40 Whisker-Twitching Games and Adventures.
How finicky is your cat? According to Real Food for Cats: 50 Vet-Approved Recipes to Please the Feline Gastronome, a cat’s menu should be varied. Try combining some of the recipes found in this book with meals consisting of traditional cat food. If you enjoy cooking and experimenting with new concoctions, take some time to make something special for your cat like fish tacos or gizzard goulash. And the next time you make lasagne, set aside your leftover ingredients to make kitty-size lasagne.
In Meow Chow: Hearty Recipes for Happy Cats, you’ll find recipes you can prepare, eat, and share with your cat. For example, the scrambled eggs with kefir recipe serves one person (1 1/2 eggs) and one cat (1/2 egg). The delicious sounding Kitty’s Codcakes can be altered into bite-size portions and served as cocktail party hors d’oeuvres. This seafood recipe ”serves four people or two people and two cats, with plenty of leftovers.” So, this is the recipe collection to try if your cat is finicky. If he turns up his nose and walks away from your gourmet preparation, you can savor it and nothing is wasted!
All of these books are in the Pets Neighborhood where you can find everything you need to know about caring for your beloved companion. Check it out and let us know what you think.