What Cats Love Most

Valentine’s Day is coming and maybe you’re thinking of giving your cat some new toys or treats, but before you do, here’s what cats really want.

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Cats are creatures of habit. They love being fed at the same time, played with regularly and loved and respected for their unique ways every day.

What our boys love is our bedtime ritual of being brushed. Normally I’m too busy brushing and cooing to get a photo of the whole gang together but I got lucky last week. Everyone waits their turn in an elegant rotation of cooperation. Everyone is brushed in a unique way and with different brushes. Domino with his coat as thick as beaver pelt loves deep firm strokes on his back, tail and around his neck but never the belly. Gris Gris loves short repeated sessions of long strokes and insists on coming back for more. Merlin is getting bony in his old age and likes short, soft strokes avoiding the spine. and extra under chin skritches. Odin doesn’t need much grooming and just goes through the motions to get attention.

If someone wants a second turn, they hop up on the bed again for round two. Gris Gris is guardian of the foot stool and scent marks by headbutting both bed posts every single night. He’s the only who does that. He’s also the only one who prefers not to have his own bed or nest and sleeps at the foot of the bed. It’s his way of letting the others know it’s his space.

Buying new catnip toys, treats or an elaborate cat condo is a lovely gesture to show your love but offering daily love, consistent routine and attention is what cats crave most. That and good food, clean water and regular veterinary care is the best gift any cat could ask for.

How do you show your love to your cats?

22 thoughts on “What Cats Love Most”

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  7. Poutine! We LOVES routine at our house. Though we live in the Pacific Time Zone, Mommy (who works out of the house) works on Mountain time. At 8:30 PST we stat our routine. First the hairy slobbery sisters wants out, then me jumps on Mommy, then Kozmo jumps on Mommy, then when Mommy gets into bed, it is Cinnamon first, Bob second, Kozmo thrid and me last for out special cuddles and skritches!
    Bob is too old to jumps on the bed, but the rest of us sleep with Mommy and Daddy.
    Thanks or sharing your routine and letting us share ours!
    Kisses
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  8. We try to keep it on schedule as much as possible. I have to feed Izzy off my fingers so the Diva gets her share of attention! Skeeter just likes his special bed and a gentle tug on the tail in greeting and food when he is hungry and an open door when he wants in or out. We have our special times as much as possible as often as possible.
    Luvs Skeeter and Izzy >^..^<
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  9. GREAT post!

    Two of my three kitties LIVE for their daily brushings!! Rocky, however, is similar to your Odin; he doesn’t much care for the brushing but tolerates it because he loves the attention.

  10. we celebrate de day with reel for sure… jen ewe whine… toona in waterz N sing a wee song… coz thatz gram paw dude’s birthday…N him loved hiz toona in waterz :)…him wood be 21 this yeer…

    WLEGD !!!! XOXOXOXO

  11. Thank you to give my mom a lesson ! What Me furry son need !
    Sometime, she skips thing she suppose to do thing for me and say ” I’m tired ” I think that’s crap !
    I need breakfast and dinner on time, pet me while I’m eating, follow me when I need her , cuddle morning and night, and play with me, and brush me. I need lots of love. Any way, I love her just like your kitties does : ) and I will do anything to get her attention !
    xxox

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