Caturday Picks – Cattus Ignorus

Coming back from vacation or being away for extended periods often cause the syndrome Cattus Ignorus aka getting the cold shoulder from your cat. I understand that the “So you left me? Well now I will ignore you as punishment” attitude is a world-wide phenomenon and one that I recently experienced this week, it lasted a day but I was appropriately offended and proceeded to think of ways to make it up to Spinner. Lavishing more attention, extra play time…a few new peace offerings gifts?

Since cats are notorious for ignoring the gift and preferring the box it came in, you are going to need to impress…and hope for the best.

Interacting with your cat will be vital for re-establishing your bond and the Cat Whack A Mole toy is both fun and physical. Your absence will be a distant memory after a few sessions of this game.

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Cat Whack A Mole by Think Geek $9.99

Remember to keep playtime both fun and safe by storing this toy away when not in use. Leaving it unattended may entice your cats to try to squeeze their heads through openings some of which are just large enough for a small cat or kitten.

If you want to give something that will allow your cat to look down on you from, then the cleverly named Indiana Jones Cat Bridge should be on your list.

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If you build it they will…CatastrophicCreations on Etsy starting from $172.00

Handmade and customizable this cool bridge will give your cat a place to comfortably drift off to sleep dreaming of his next adventure or….keep you at arm’s length until they have forgiven you for leaving.

Bring cats and birds together safely with the One-Way-Mirror Bird feeder, it is a great way to keep kitty entertained and distracted for hours. The one way mirror on the other side ensures the birds never know who is looking at them.

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Bird! One-way-mirror bird feeder by Wind & Weather $32.95

Set up multiple feeders around your house or apartment and rekindle your bond by sharing the view and your mutual love of feathered friends.

Coming back from a vacation usually means catching up on work or emails and you know as soon as you sit down at a desk your cat will be there to happily distract you.  Why not get them a gift that says you appreciate their company.

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Kitt-In Box by The Refined Feline $29.99

Inviting your cat to a place where you would normally discourage them – your desk will be easy! Now kitty can sleep, nest or look at you disapprovingly as you work.

If all else fails and your cat just wants to be alone, then the fuzzy cat bun will give them a cozy hide-away until they are ready to let you off the hook. This item I believe was made famous by Maru the cat.

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Fuzzy Cat Bun from Amazon Japan

I think any of these items will help cure a case of Cattus Ignorus and be cat approved additions to your household.