If you are a cat momma (or papa) your kitty cat is probably getting just as spoiled as any fur baby for the holiday season. Catatizing™ your home can reflect a love for cats, give your feline some cat friendly pawliday festivity and even make your home cat safe this holiday. If you are having guests to your home, making a chill area for your cat can relieve her of any stress the extra foot traffic brings. “How to Make a Chill Area for Your Cat this Pawliday Season” might help. Below are 5 ways you can catatize™ your home that will bring a kitty cat flair to your festivities.
Catatize™ – the act of taking anything and bringing a cat style to an otherwise non-feline focused project, object, product or service. Including but not limited to, DIY cat toys, repurposed furniture with cat aesthetics, and/or in a way that cat’s can use.
- Catatized™ Christmas Tree
If you are a cat parent, you know the Christmas tree struggle with kitties. The balls, lights and tinsel are a cat’s dreams come true. One lunge the entire tree can come tumbling down. If you have not experienced a Christmas tree with our kitty cat yet, here are a few videos that will show you what can happen:
One way to distract your cat from your tree is to make the furry destroyer one of his own. Get a small , artificial tree and hang kitty cat toys all over the tree as decorations. Catnip ones are preferable, but jingly balls and felt toys are perfect too! Be sure to put the cat tree in a place she will appreciate it. If she is on the timid side, a low traffic area might be best. Some kitties (especially younger males) love to be out in the limelight so putting it where everyone can watch him show off will be a treat for you and the cat.
If you are especially smitten with your kitten, you might even be satisfied with replacing your regular tree for a cat friendly tree.
- Monogrammed Stocking
“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, your cat didn’t see his, and gave you a death stare.”
Make your cat his very own Christmas stocking and fill it with treats, toys and anything else that he needs or will enjoy. There are department stores that now sell personalized pet Christmas stockings, but if your kitty has a unique name that you cannot find already made, you can simply make his for him. Purchasing a stocking and adding his name can be super easy, but you might be ambitious and make the entire stocking yourself. Either way, you both will feel the thought that went into including your feline!
- Kitty Cat Wrapping Paper
If you love cats, then kitty cat wrapping paper will be a fun way to add a feline flair to some or all of your holiday gifts! Cat wrapping paper can be used on only your kitty cat’s presents, or on all of your gifts. Having those adorable kitty toys wrapped in cat paper, underneath the catatized™ tree is such a cute and adorable way to celebrate Catmas! (Oh, please DO send us photos if you do that!)
- Kitty Cat Christmas Cookies
Catatize your holiday cookies by making cat shape festive treats. Use cat cookie cutters to bake some homemade cookies and then add green, red and white colors to make them super festive. Amazon even carries kitties with Santa Paws hats on so all you have to do is make your cookies!
- Cat Paper Plates
If you are having an informal get together with other kitty cat lovers, I encourage you to think outside the litterbox, and go all in on a cat Christmas themed pawty. These kitty cat plates from Amazon are adorable. Even better, you don’t have to clean up after your holiday party. Simply throw away your cat themed plates and be done with it!
Have fun with your pets this holiday season. Include them in your festivities, the more you give, the more you’ll get. Cats can sense when special attention has been put on their needs and desires; and don’t worry, they’ll be sure to let you know if they want more!
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