If you’re a first time mom like me, you’ll be bombarded with comments like “you’re in for some surprises,” or “being a mom is a whole new experience,” or my favorite (read: least favorite): “taking care of a baby is completely different from taking care of cats.” Maybe if you’ve never raised neonatal kittens…
Briar, Tris, Sandry, and Daja are now 7 weeks old (photos above taken 2 weeks ago).
A fellow cat lover and friend mailed two books to me around Finals Period, which now that I’m on Winter Break, I’ve had the chance to read.
I’ve been doing research for Product Development, and on trends for charity donations and consumer buying behavior. Many of us animal lovers directly donate time and money towards the cause, but indirectly, many of us also want to know what companies are doing on their part. If I have a choice between brands when purchasing a product, knowing that profits may go towards an agreeable cause will certainly influence my purchase decision.
The cat cafe Crumbs and Whiskers, originally in Georgetown but now with an additional location in L.A., is raising prices on black Friday to help support black cats at risk for euthanasia. It’s a neat idea for a good cause, and you know you were going to buy something dumb that day anyways.
Their campaign is listed here.
Gizmodo had an article about the benefits of toys that force an indoor cat to earn their food. They’re part of what are frequently called “enrichment toys,” toys that involve more critical thinking than “I want to murder this toy shaped like a mouse.”
It made me think that I should probably talk about my personal favorite cat enrichment toy.