Happy TUESDAY! I have just come home from a magical weekend with my best friends – Erica from Coming Up Roses, Amanda from Blissful Gal and Chelsie from Hey There, Chelsie. We met on the internet and it’s been total best friend goals ever since. We were celebrating Amanda’s birthday and had the absolute best time. The vlog and Salt Lake City recap will be live tomorrow – so be sure to check it out then!! Today, however, we are going to be talking about my other besties: my two darling kitties and five tried & true products I use to make them the happiest cats on the whole block. Let’s dive into this.
This scratching post was honestly one of the best investments we made when we first brought Isabel home. She and Chester have pretty much nearly destroyed it now but they love it SO MUCH. It’s great because it deters them from tearing up our furniture (note: deters. they still try to destroy all our furniture). They also love to chase each other around the post and grab each others tails and it’s basically adorable. So if nothing else – get it for the cute factor????
These were the greatest things ever. I originally bought these as a prize for Izzy and Chester after they were SO GOOD at the groomers (we get their nails trimmed at PetSmart) – and now I’ve rebought them like 3 or 4 times. The cats LOVE THEM. WOW. They rub their little angel faces against them, lick them, carry them around the house. It’s freaking cute. I will never take these away from them from now on. It brings them too much dang joy.
This thing was an AMAZING purchase. It was like $10 at target and actually at first, I thought it was going to be a disaster because Isabel wanted to claim it and kept punching Chester in the face and hissing at him so she could have it all for herself. Eventually, they did figure out a pecking order and they can play with it together now. I love this because not only does it provide another appropriate scratching location for both cats, but it also is a good hiding location for the kitties. They like to lay underneath it and nap and stuff. It’s also cute. Basically just buy everything that will be cute. Moral of the story.
If you are new to getting cats, haven’t had cats before, or are just tired of your insert-room-with-litter-box here smelling like cat poop, this one’s for YOU. I used to only have uncovered litter boxes and it was ruining my life. It smelled terrible, it was messy, my husband hated it, I hated it. Bad vibes around for ALL. Then my mom was like “dude plz just get a covered litter box nobody wants to come over to your house” or something like that and I was like WHY HAVE I BEEN LIVING THIS WAY WHEN COVERED LITTER BOXES EXIST. So I bought one of those suckers and every issue I had with uncovered litter boxes magically vanished. Do yourself a favor and just start with that. Your cats will be happier, your spouse will be happier, you will be happier. The dream. I’m living it.
This litter has totally changed our litter GAME. It uses activated charcoal which I really feels help keep the odors in check. We have two cats, so it’s double the smells. They poop. Let’s just get that out of the way. Everybody poops. But like…I don’t wanna smell it? Ya know? Not only do I NEED a litter that controls odor, I really want a litter that doesn’t have fragrances and dyes. My sweet cats deserve better and scented litters really bother Izzy. She doesn’t like them, and it makes going to the bathroom an unenjoyable experience for her. Tidy Cats Free & Clean litter gives me odor blocking litter without all the extra stuff I don’t need. It’s clumping, absorbing and 99.9% dust free.
I bought this product at Target – aka my second home. It’s right by all of the other litters, next to the cat food. In my particular Target it’s near the front and to the right. I don’t even have to go past the dollar section where I spend all of my money always so that’s a blessing, tbh. If you pick up this product between 4/22 to 4/28, you can purchase one Tidy Cats product and get one 50% off! #winnerwinner
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Cat’s are literally the greatest pet you can have (I’m not biased AT ALL). Because I work from home, I’m by myself a lot and I wouldn’t be nearly as happy without my sweet kitties. They are funny and snuggly and oh, so very sweet. I want to do everything I can to make their lives as lazy and wonderful as I possibly can. These 5 feline favorites are just a few of the ways I make sure they get to do just that.
Do you have any cats at home? What are their favorite things? Let me know in the comments below!
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