Today we have a very special blog post. It’s from my fierce and fabulous Persian cat Miami. She is sick and tired of all the dumb articles on cats trying to kill your or how they tell you they love you. Now it’s time you learned 10 Ways To Tell Your Cat, I Love You. Because it’s not all about you. It’s all about THEM. 😉
Take it away Mimi!
1. Make Sure Their Bowl Is FULL
And I don’t mean just with some food in their, but look out for more food on the sides and less in the middle. To a cat this is highly disrespectful. We can only get to what in the dead middle of the bowl. Be kind, to feline kind.
2. Give Us A Place To Sharpen Our Claws
We have to do this. It’s how we keep them nice and not too long. My human let’s me go at it on the baseboards. They are relatively cheap and easy to replace and it keeps me away from her expensive furniture. My bestie likes to use this one rug and his human let’s him have at it in exchange for also staying away from the furniture. It’s all about compromises. Remember nothing you buy at the store made for this purpose will every please us, so don’t bother.
3. Make Sure We Are Brushed
Especially long haired cats need extra attention. It might be inconvenient to you, but would you rather us hacking up hairballs on all your nice things? You know we have been breed with your maintenance of us in mind. We can’t do this ourselves. Make sure you don’t miss a spot. If we can’t stand for a full brushing session, just give us breaks. Sometimes it can get annoying.
4. Let Us Love You Even If It Hurts
We understand you are weak and hate our massages (clawing). However, pushing us away during our bestowing of affections towards you is just rude. Breath through the pain.
5. Kiss Us Back
We don’t like to kiss like humans. But when we do kiss, it is only polite to kiss us back. When we kiss we just stare at you calmly and slowly blink. To kiss us back just do the same in response. It’s not that hard.
6. We’ll Sleep Where We Want
Some of us like to be all up on you to nap, others prefer to sleep just below your feet while you’re in bed. Another choice spot is blocking you from whatever it is you’re doing other than brushing or petting us. On the computer? Doing homework? Suddenly we will have an extreme urge to block your view. It just means we think it is time you took a break and fed us. Don’t buy us a cat bed, we don’t take orders.
7. We Need To Be Up High To Feel Safe
Give us some areas we can be up high. We like to have a clear view of the room from above if we are uncomfortable or scared. It makes of feel in control of our surroundings. This may mean you’ll have to clean your dinning table before you eat on it. If you don’t want us on your precious table, make sure we have some high areas we are allowed to get up on that give us a great view. Either way we go up where we want when you’re not home.
8. Play With Us
We need to play just like any dog does. We can get fat and unhappy if we don’t. Show us you love us by letting us get a little crazy and tired. We love to hunt then nap. Give us some fun with you to look forward to for at least 20 minutes a day. You know you need some exercise too you lazy human.
9. Give Us Greens
We like that cat grass stuff and catnip. Make sure we get some a few times a month. First, we need cat grass for digestion and hairballs and second…who doesn’t love how adorable we get when we are playing in catnip. Just don’t give us too much catnip too often. We like to keep it special.
10. Be On Top Of The Litter Box
You know what really pisses us off? When you get lazy with the litter box cleanings. It’s not like we choose to use one. We are not into the smell of our own excrement. We prefer it be cleaned after each use, but at least scoop it once a day and do a full cleaning once a week. If you let it go we’ll just start casually “missing” or use the insides of your shoes.
This has been a public service announcement from Mimi, the Persian cat. Next time I have something to say I’ll come back and let you know on my human’s blog. I’m sure it will be riveting.