The Biggest & Most Exciting News You’ll See Today

The Biggest & Most Exciting News You’ll See Today

The Biggest & Most Exciting News You’ll See Today

Here at the SoPurrfect.com household you may have noticed that we have been a bit all over the place. Well, there is a reason for that and all will be made clear.

There is a really big project that we’ve been working on and it’s going to be an ongoing project. Lots of late nights and big changes.

The Biggest & Most Exciting News You'll See Today

What do you think?

We’re pretty excited by it!!

9 years ago we met through mutual friends.

5 years ago we stood together in a beautiful ceremony as we exchanged vows on our wedding day.

Today we are please to announce that our little family is getting one more.

Leave us a comment with your advice, thoughts and suggestions for raising a baby in a house full of cats 🙂

 

Meow for now… Kristian

How To Get Your Cat To Stop Scratching The Furniture

How To Get Your Cat To Stop Scratching The Furniture

How To Get Your Cat To Stop Scratching The Furniture

 

How To Get Your Cat To Stop Scratching The Furniture

 

Have you gotten frustrated when your cat keeps scratching at your carpet and furniture? Very quickly, they start to look dated, old and ugly.

Would you be surprised to know that my cats NEVER scratch at the carpet or scratching post? We have had the same furniture for years and it doesn’t look like cats even live at my house. People are always surprised when the learn that not only do I have 3 cats of my own but I foster kittens for the RSPCA.

In the time I’ve been fostering I have had countless kittens come through my door – all of them start out trying to sharpen their claws on my carpet or furniture, but it is a habit that they stop very quickly.

Most people seem to think that owning a cat means that you are doomed to have furniture that is ruined. I’m here to tell you that is NOT true. You don’t even need to be some kind of magical cat whisperer. This trick is so easy, anyone can do it.

How?

I’ve made a short video. Click below, watch and find out.

 

 

Let me know when you have finished the video what you think… and if you like it, don’t forget to share it with your cat lover friends!

 

Meow for now… Kristian

The Shy Explorer – Finnigan

The Shy Explorer – Finnigan

The Shy Explorer - Finnigan

 

The Shy Explorer – Finnigan

Finnigan came to us as a solo kitten. Usually, we get pairs (or more!) and they can play with each other and explore together. Finnigan was a solo foster kitten. He was so shy and would just sit quietly under the couch. Sometimes, we thought we would never get him to open up.

One day, we couldn’t find him anywhere! We were so worried. We looked in all his favourite hiding spots – under the couch, behind the fridge, under the stove – and yet, we still couldn’t find him. Until we walked into another room and there he was out of his hiding spot following behind us. From that day on, any time we would go into another room he would run out and follow us. Never wanting to be left behind.

The Shy Explorer - Finnigan

Finnigan loved to be snuggled deep inside his cat cushion. Or sitting up high on the cat scratcher watching the birds go by.

 

If you are interested in reading more about our foster experiences, check out last weeks post introducing Flash!

Meow for now… Kristian

 

Keeping Your Cat Cool in Summer

Keeping Your Cat Cool in Summer

Keeping Your Cat Cool in Summer

 

Keeping Your Cat Cool in Summer

Whenever you bring a new pet at your home, you already have a picture of what life will be with them. Everyone wants to love their pets. They want to do everything to make their life easier and smooth. And having a furry friend cat in your life brings lot of happy moments. But, remember, that summer (particularly in Australia!) might hurt your small friend.

Mostly people bring cats for their companion, affection, and love. A hot summer day can make your cat suffer from dehydration, heatstroke and even shock. Nobody wants to see their cat in trouble. When it comes to humans they can sweat and feel relaxed but your cat can’t sweat and they struggle to feel comfortable.

So, how do you cool your cat down? There are many methods to cool your cat at your home.

Water

Make sure you give them lots of fresh water containers. You can even give them some frozen ice treats using tuna, or other cat healthy snack. Just fill a container with water, add some treats and pop it in the freezer. They will get a lot of joy out of licking and nibbling the frozen ice block to get to the treat!

Sun safety

Cats can get sunburnt just like humans. Make sure you keep their sun baking time to morning or late afternoon and avoid the hot sun between 12-3pm (just like you would!). If they have an exposed nose you can even buy some animal friendly zinc. Keep them indoors on hot days, or make sure they have a shady shelter they can escape to if they are an outdoor cat.

Grooming

If you have a cat with extra-long fur make sure you brush them regularly to help them get rid of any extra fur. This will minimise hairballs, but also help keep them cool. Some people even like to shave their cats in summer.

Cool house

If you have fans or air conditioning at home you may use this to keep yourself cool, but it will have an added bonus of cooling your cat down as well.

Games

Playing games is important for cats mental health, but on the really hot days you may find they don’t like to play as much. Games that may be good in the heat involve chasing ice cubes on the floor.

Cool rooms

Bathrooms and kitchens are often favourite places on a hot day because the tiles are much cooler for your cat than other spaces. This is okay. Let them rest in these rooms as it may be very beneficial to them.

Cars

Never, ever leave your pet alone in a car. Even on a mildly hot day car temperatures rise quickly and your cat could die. Even if it is only for a “few minutes” while you run to the store it can be very unsafe and have deadly consequences.

 

Any other tricks?

 

Meow for now… Kristian

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Blink and You’ll Miss Him – Meet the Flash!

Blink and You’ll Miss Him – Meet the Flash!

Blink and You'll Miss Him - Meet the Flash!

 

Blink and You’ll Miss Him – Meet the Flash!

 

We are wanting to look back on all the cute foster kittens we have had over the past 12-18 months. We are finding that we are starting to forget their unique personalities and traits. So, we thought that we could use this as an opportunity to start a series introducing and looking back on foster kittens we’ve had through the ages.

This is Flash.

Blink and You'll Miss Him - Meet the Flash!

He lives up to his name, he is quick as a sprite.

When he came to us, he was shy. Now, he loves to sit with you and nibble on your eyelashes. He will clean any extra food off your nose (even if there isn’t any) and loves to play with his fellow foster kittens and cats.

His favourite toy is the feather wand… he will chase it all day long and his jumps should really qualify him for some kind of Olympic sport.

He is also a hungry little kitten – any time that he hears the food container move he rushes into the bathroom hoping to get more food.

We hope you like this little insight into Flash’s personality and we hope you will leave your comments for us!

 

Meow for now… Kristian

 

 

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