by BECCA KATZ

November 4, 2021

I know that my cats love me, but how do I show love in return? Have you ever wondered what are the best ways to demonstrate your love for your furmily?

WHAT CATS WANT

cat playing with toy

PLAY

Cats love to play. They love your attention. Some cats favor flying toys, like feathers on a string. Many love to chase cloth mice. And there is that favorite of all cats – the paper bag! One of my cats loved to play catch with a soft ball with a cloth covering – it was part of one of my kids’ toys. Catnip scented toys are favorites.

Whatever you choose, be sure to examine toys for safety, like you would for a baby. And never leave your cat alone with strings.

man with kitten

TALK WITH YOUR CAT

Tell your cat where your going, how long you’ll be, that you’re getting dinner ready, that they are good little kitties, even if you can’t be sure they understand. When your cats are trying to communicate with you, try to understand. You might never be able to figure it out, but cats love the special attention.

cat playing with ball ring

IMPROVE THEIR ENVIRONMENT

Cat trees, bird feeders attached to the window and self-play toys all entertain, exercise and mentally stimulate our kitties. Move a table over near the window so they can bird watch and people watch.

man massaging cat

HUGS AND MASSAGE

Learn what types of touching you cats love – and the spots to avoid. Stroking, brushing and petting are favorites. This also gives you an opportunity to check for lumps, bumps, mats and sore spots that may require a visit to the vet.

girl reading to lion

READ TO YOUR CATS

I have a collection of children’s books about cats. Once a week, I read to my cats. They seem to pay attention. And the stories are 

TREATS & CATNIP

You already know that there are a lot of treats available for your cats. Experiment to find their favorites. There are even toys in which you can hide some smelly and tasty treats for them to enjoy finding.  

Amazingly, some cats LOVE catnip, some are not interested and some become aggressive (I have one of those). So give it a try and see what your cats decide.

About the author 

beccak - Becca Katz

Becca Katz is the owner of Becca Katz Printables, a shop specializing in paper products that can be downloaded and printed. These include calendars, planners, kids educational materials and games, party goods, and puzzles.
She also designs clothing to sell in the Katnovations Etsy shop, birthday shirts sold in the It's Your Birthday Etsy shop, books on Amazon KDP and a wide range of other products on Redbubble and Amazon.

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