So kitties, have you been enjoying all your Cat Appreciation Month gifts? You are supposed to be getting them every day in February, you know! I hope your humans have not been neglecting this important part of Cat Appreciation Month; otherwise they will have a lot of making up to do!
Fortunately for you humans, the daily Cat Appreciation Month gifts do not have to be big or expensive. They can be small trinkets like a twist tie or a pipe cleaner. If your cats do not yet have one of the requisite toys such as Da Bird, a Cat Dancer or a Neko Fly, this is also a good time to get it for them. It’s also the right time to get a new feather toy for Da Bird wand or a new Neko Fly creature. Since you are expected to get one or two larger items this month in addition to the daily gifts, you might also consider getting your cat an Ess or a tunnel.
But most importantly, for Cat Appreciation Month, all humans are expected to get one big ticket item for their cats. This counts especially for those humans who have been neglecting the other gifts this month! So now is the time to invest in that super-deluxe cat tree — the extra large size, or the one that looks like a real tree. Or that extra fancy cat bed or wall unit. Check out Moderncat for ideas — there are lots of awesome, stylish Cat Appreciation Month gifts!
Of course you can go all out and do what my human did a few years ago: surprise your cat by buying a whole new house! Mine actually did not buy ours during Cat Appreciation Month, which made it all the bigger of a surprise — we thought we were being stuffed into carriers and loaded into the car to go to the vet! Can you imagine how stoked we were when we found out we had gotten a house that was nearly twice the size of our old one, and much cooler, with spiral staircases and plank wood floors? I know that a new house is not within every human’s budget, but if you can work out a way to make it happen, imagine how enchanted your cat will be!
I hope you have enjoyed my Cat Appreciation Month posts. If you humans messed up on some of the requirements, don’t worry — you have a whole year to plan ahead!
Note: Some, but not all of the above links are affiliate links… my human needs the money to pay off all the money she spent on me for Cat Appreciation month!
Eric and Flynn says
Umm, we should have been getting gifts this month? Our mum has some explaining to do. Actually, she is too busy sat with glazed eyes and a serious case of envy looking at your staircase to explain anything right now!
I managed to wangle a new collar and tag, but only by losing the previous ones, and I got some new biscuits today, but otherwise I think the humans have got some catching up to do gift-wise
Huffle Mawson says
I have gotten diddlysquat for this month. I may need to find a new family.
Excellent tips! Funnily enough, I’m actually looking for a house.
Caren Gittleman says
My Mom did a PAWSOME job with Cat Appreciation Month…guess what arrived today? Da Bird!! Mom got it for me and I LOVE IT!
Our mommy needs to buy us a new house too! We want one on the coast so we can watch those big ol’ birdies fly by! She better hurry since the month is almost over.
Nerissa's Life says
I never knew about this gift thing. Neither did the peep…. or so she says. Things are about to change around here, let me tell you.
Little One says
Your one lucky girl!!!
I haven’t recieved any appreciation gifts so far. (I know, having a loving home with food and warm beds to nap & sleep should be good enough but I need new toys and a tree house thing. I don’t think my human understands the meaning of cat appreciation yet.)
Katie Bella says
Mommy said my big gift is her. MOL
WOW Sparkle, you hit the jackpot fur sure!!!
Pricilla - Famous SpokesGoat says
I still think there should be a goat appreciation month!
I am still waiting on some gifts from the Male. He is still under the impression that I should appreciate him!
Katnip Lounge says
Cripes. All I got was a shave.
Cathy Keisha says
Last week, I got to eat prawns for the first time. Every other time, the peeps have tried giving me prawns, I snubbed them. This time I finally tried them and LOVED them. Unfortunately, I won’t be getting a big gift since I just got a new cat tree for Christmas.
Fui, Suey and Lishy says
Our mum is hopeless. We got to keep the seal pull thingy off the top of the yoghurt tub after she dropped it, but that is all. Sigh.
We are actually doing that – buying a new house – maybe not specifically for the kitties but we will be sure that there will be plenty of trees, birds and squirrels for them – none where we live now and we all miss them!
Sparkle, that staircase in your last pic is PAWSOME! MomKatt & I just LOVE that!
And yes, we’ve really enjoyed your Cat Appreciation posts! We cats that have hoomans like ours KNOW we’re appreciated! I certainly do!
Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101.com) says
Sparkle don’t you look glam and Hollywood on your stairway heaven or ivory tower? We have our humans by the short furs and get prezzies regularly. Ten years ago we moved into a historic house and dream property for kitties with lots of wild land and mousies.
Hannah and Lucy says
We didn’t know it was Cat Appreciation Month – shouts loudly Mum do you appreciate us!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Cat's Cats says
I would like a new house too!!!
The Island Cats says
We could use a new cat tree…we figure we can never have too many, right??
Oh Sparkle, you are one smart kitty telling all of us about all that good stuff. We are going right now to work on the mom. Don’t think we can do the new house though. We sure would like a new DaBird though. Hope all of you have a great week end.
The Kitties of Purring Pines says
Our mommy’s way behind!
Max the Quilt Cat says
I think I’ll pull up Modern Cat as the home page on the computer. Maybe that’ll give HH a little hint.
Guess I’ll have to have a long talk with M because I didn’ t get no prezzie for Cat Appreciation Month.,
d'ArtagnanRumblepurr (@rumblepurr) says
I think I gotta move in with you, Miss Sparkle… ooo actually if I did, I’d not only get gifts but I’d also get to cuddle YOU! *swoon*