If you’ve decorated for the holiday season, I hope everything is still intact! I try to keep our decorations to a minimum. It’s really just an excuse to put out more animal “stuff.” I hope you enjoy the Christmas items I’ve collected over the years.
Part of me is glad the cats don’t play with this because of the noisy bells 😉
Here’s our pet stockings and photo ornaments.
Here’s the top of the bookcase with ornaments and a photo of Zinger with Santa. The wood carvings are from the Dog Bark Park Inn.
Our cute “cookie” jar made by Scentsy
My attempt at a photo Christmas Wreath
Petsmart Christmas Cat
Two days after putting up decorations, I found a stocking on the ground…
…Looks like a house cat is sending a message to the Barn Cats!
I don’t know about your cats, but mine can be noisy during sleeping hours. Borgia was the worst because she used to squeak her paws on our closet door mirror. Our solution has been to create The Cat Room. Outsiders would call it a guest room since it has a queen size bed in it, but WE know who the room belongs to.
The Cat Room has always included kitty essentials: food, water, litter boxes, beds, scratchers, cat tree and toys. For my amusement, I added kitty inspirational art work that included every house cat’s superheros… tigers and lions! Recently, I decided to get rid of the tacky tiger and lion framed posters and put up artwork that spoke to me:
I hung this glorious framed print above the cat’s litter boxes.
After all the time and energy I put into creating the cat shelves (along with my awesome husband’s help), I still get excited when I see a cat using them.
Borgia enjoying the hammock
I’d nap up there if I was a cat
I stumbled across this and had to share it! If I had something like this in my house, I wouldn’t want the cats using and possibly destroying it.
I bought some new catnip toys for Cooper, Borgia and Tully around Christmas time from The Pussums Cat Co. I became aware of this company after seeing their products recommended on www.hauspanther.com (my favorite website for ideas on spending money on our cats).
This picture should convince you how great these catnip toys are!
Tully is still in training to become a product model. Rule #1 is to have product fully visible. Uh! Newbies.
DuraScoop Cat Litter Scoop
I’ve never been a fan of cleaning litter boxes and I don’t know anyone who is. Over the years, I’ve had some terrible litter scoops and a couple I thought were really good. I will admit I was WRONG.
Where was this litter scoop back when I got Borgia almost 13 years ago?
I’ve had the Durascoop Cat Litter Scoop (click here for amazon link) for close to a year and I love it. I am cleaning 4-5 litter boxes a day, so I am really testing this scooper out. I needed a scooper that is comfortable in my hand, will hold up to heavy usage, and not create more work for me (break or fling litter). Don’t hesitate to purchase this scooper because it costs more than the cheap, flimsy litter scoopers you are used to using. Spending the extra money is worth the benefits you will receive.