Monday, February 20, 2017

Do You Know How To Bond With Your Cat?

Do You Know How To Bond With Your Cat?

It's time once again to delve into the pamphlet called Happy Cat Happy You and find some quick tips for building a bond with your feline friend. These bonding tips are suggested by the humans at the Catnip Newsletter and compiled for Tufts Institute. I offer a cat's expert perspective which often differs from what a human thinks we like. This series is not sponsored by anyone except me.

I wouldn't know much about Tip 10 since apparently my peeps aren't cat crazy. but I'm going to quote from the pamphlet: "If you're cat crazy, think about installing a catwalk on brackets along a wall of your family room or bedroom." It provides additional info on catifying your house.

Do You Know How To Bond With Your Cat?
Hmmm, no catwalk in here.

Back in my youth, I used to climb everywhere, including on top of the doors. Perhaps I was looking for one of those catwalks they talk about.

My goal has always been to get up in the crawl space. I axed for a contraption that I saw in a catalog that attached to the top of a door with steps I could use to get up there. TW said that wasn't happening. For some reason she thinks they wouldn't be able to get me down. Think how perfect it would be when company comes. I could put my office up there and be able to snoopervise what's going on without anyone seeing me.

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Wouldn't it be great if I could really get up here?

TW is deathly afraid of ladders—could have something to do with her vertigo—and Pop can climb up to change the a/c filter but weighs too much to crawl up there if I was to hide up there and refuse to come down. I could run up there whenever I was due to go to the vet. But no, the peeps have to rain on my parade.

Do You Know How To Bond With Your Cat?

TW won some perches for me about five years ago when I was young enough to enjoy them. She was too cheap to buy the brackets to install them. A few years ago, she axed Uncle Vince about installing them. TW neglected to give him the info on the exact brackets so he didn't buy them. Now TW's excuse is I don't jump on anything high up anymore so there's no use installing them.

She definitely doesn't win points with this bonding tip. No wonder I bite her. I could bite her every time I see another furrend showing the cool catwalks or perches they have. I am so deprived.

Is your house catified? Do you have catwalks and perches up high?

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You can read my comments regarding the other tips too. Tip 1. Tip 2. Tip 3. Tip 4. Tip 5. Tip 6. Tip 7, Tip 8, Tip 9.

22 comments:

  1. No catwalks or perches here! Although, when they first moved into this house, Binga somehow managed to get up on top one of the beams in the living room. That was quite a feat!

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  2. This is an area where TAT is very lax! I have had to make my own catwalks by climbing the curtains and leaping onto the top of the high bookcase, where, of course, I stay until some human climbs up to get me down with much huffing and puffing! Very entertaining!! Now, of course, I am nearly ten so have to be a bit more dignified! MOL xx

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  3. My assistant has been trying to talk the other guy into building catwalks in our house for years. No luck so far ....

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  4. No cat walks here BUT.....Raz has figured out how to get way up on the top of the entertainment center....it makes Mom crazy!

    The Florida Furkids

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  5. Oh another door climbing cat! Welcome! There is an elite club of those who do or HAVE climbed on a door. I don't do it as much as I used to. BUT Here's the good news. Our human has been inspired by your catifying post and has decided to (finally) clear off her den cabinet tops for US so we'll have a real catwalk. (She should have done it 4 years ago). Love P & P

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  6. We cats would love to have cat walks up high but Jan says if we installed them, these old walls would fall down. We're not sure if she's serious. But some of us used to go the top of the door route around the house.

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  7. The photo of you on the top of the door is amazing! Goro is the athletic one here but he hasn't done that...yet!

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  8. We don't have any catwalks either CK. Mommy says they're too 'spensive. We do feel terribly deprived. As fur dat bondin' thing, yep, we even wrote 'bout it in one of our Service Cat Monday trainin' postys. Mommy calls it da scent me up game. And we luv it. Fanks fur sharin' da tips of these obviously not so cat smart humans. We thought it would be really cool to get up high when visitors come over and then jump on them when they least 'spected it. MOL Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  9. That is my next renovation project cat walks everywhere!

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  10. I would love to have some catwalks CK, but my Dad is deathly afraid of renovations!

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  11. So you are like Sherpa, huh CK. He likes to be UP all the time. He climbs the ladder in the computer room and jumps on the walls to walk around up there

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  12. Mudpie would *love* a catwalk but she doesn't have any :( I can't stand ladders either and I don't even have vertigo!

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  13. We are deprived here, too, CK. The Mom says that we can't have a catwalk because the apartment management wouldn't be happy, but we think that's just a silly excuse.

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  14. Excuse us! Are you sitting on top of a monitor or a tv and the pictures are still there? How do you do it? We move everything around here.

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  15. I bet if they installed the perches, you would pep right up. I would love to catify and even purchased 3 shelves, but I need the hubby to install them and he prefers outdoor fix it projects.

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  16. We don't have any catwalks or perches but we do like to jump on top of the china cabinet. That gets us up high.

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  17. We don't have any catwalks or perches, but we have stairs and stuff, which Zoe LOVES.

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  18. First off, I love that pic of you looking up, CK. We haven't catified our house very well. It's something we need to work on for sure.

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  19. We're not very catified here as it's an apartment. But we have a window perch in a bedroom where sun puddles hapopen every day, and we have a cat tree in front of a window in the living room. I can also climb up to the top of the few kitchen cabinets that we have, if I choose to do so. I did it once, and now it does not intrigue me any longer.

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  20. We are lucky kitties : our house has some catified areas, and we have many perches. Purrs

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  21. You know, C.K, your pop could install those perches at different levels so you would have a short jump from one to the next! We have perches on the catio that our dad built and put at different levels. We just have cat trees in various places around the house 'cause Mom and Dad have too many other things hanging on the walls. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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  22. Gosh! CK Grrl Furrend, mes so old mes does not climb on my cat tree. Sometimes mes asks for help to gets on the bed or the sofa and mes gotted really good at yelling from the top of the stairs for someone to carries me down or at the bottom of the stairs and yelling for someone to carry mes up!
    Mes thinks yous should works on your yelling skills
    Kisses
    Your Nellie Bellie

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