I’m bringing you a little bit of a different post today. I wanted to talk about all the things I have for Maggie, my cat, that make life just a little bit easier. If you don’t know, I have a cat. She’s about 2 years old, and I’ve had her for a little over a year. She’s the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me, and I love her with my whole heart. For starters, my cat loves to play fetch, so even though I waste all my money on toys for her, her favorite toy is hair ties she steals from my bathroom counter. I also have two scratching posts for the apartment to keep her claws nice and sharp. Let’s get started!
one | a cat tree
This was the first gift I ever bought Maggie, and she loves her little home. I added a sherpa jacket that my roommate destroyed in the wash, and she can sleep there all night. Her’s also has a mouse that hangs from the top level she can bat around, and it doubles as a scratching post! Win, win, win!
two | hunting mice
After seeing these all over Tik Tok and hearing from my brother that his cat liked them, I bit the bullet and bought some of these for Maggie. For the first few weeks, I used them exclusively to feed her, but now I use them to give her treats. It’s a great way to keep her occupied. These are perfect for kitties that need a little more mental stimulation or need to slow down when they eat.
three | a favorite blanket
Like most cats, Maggie loves to lay on blankets. She has a favorite one of course, and when I leave her overnight to stay at my boyfriend’s, I leave the blanket out for her so she can cuddle in her favorite spot. It makes me feel better about leaving her, and I hope it makes her feel a little better during a night alone. (I’m aware she probably doesn’t really care.)
four | two litter boxes
When I first got Maggie, she pooped under my bed every day. I had no idea why she was doing it because she would pee in the litter box, just not poop. It wasn’t until I got her a hooded litter box that she finally stopped leaving little presents under the bed. Now, I have two litter boxes just for her. Cats love their litter boxes to be clean, so it’s nice for her to have a backup space to do her business in case I’m a little lazy that week.
five | a cozy carrier
Pro tip: Leave you cat’s carrier out all the time. Maggie absolutely loves to just sit in her carrier throughout the day. I never have a problem getting her in it because she’s so used to it. Her’s has a specially padded flooring, and I think it’s probably a cozy place for her to take some naps.
But never forget! The most important toys you buy for your cats are the leftover wrappers and boxes from gifts you’ve bought yourself.