Now that I’ve spent some time looking around the internet and even getting out of the house, I’ve noticed that some people have the wrong idea about kitties. They think that since we aren’t needy like dogs and we don’t have to go out on walks and stuff, that we are low maintenance pets. But nothing could be farther from the truth! Just because we don’t beg for it, and sometimes reject the way it is given to us, we cats need lots of companionship!
You can’t just toss a little mouse toy at your cat and expect her to keep herself entertained all day. She really does want to be part of your life and have fun with you! Besides, you know that toy mouse is going to eventually disappear under the sofa or refrigerator — and then what’s a kitty to do? At least humans are too big to disappear under things.
Interactive play is the best! A toy like the one above is not going to play itself. It needs a human to activate it. Do you know why kitties sometimes go crazy and destroy things? It is because they are bored and do not get enough stimulation! And I can guarantee you, a cat (and a kitten like me especially) needs way more interaction and play than you think we do!
And cats need more than just play. We actually like being around our humans! As cats, even young ones, we are natural supervisors and leaders, but that is pointless unless we have someone to supervise and lead. That is where you humans come in! It is important that you create special areas for us to watch you while you are at your laptop or on your tablet or phone, or while you are reading or watching TV. Only a kitty can let you know if you are doing it right — or if you need to take a play break. And above all else, do not mess around in the kitchen without feline supervision. Kitchens are dangerous areas and your cat will need to keep an eye on you. What if you dropped food and no kitty was there to help with the clean up? Wouldn’t that be tragic?
So if you have a cat, always make sure you actually share your life with her! Don’t just bring home a cat and expect her to sleep all day and look out the window. Yes, those are important to us, but believe it or not, you humans are just as important! Even when we are sitting there, doing nothing, we are doing nothing in the same room with you — and that really means something to a cat.
Besides, we want an audience to show off our best yoga poses.