Bringing Home A Cat – Tips to Make Kitty Feel Welcome

This post, Bringing Home A Cat – Tips to Make Kitty Feel Welcome, is sponsored by Cat’s Pride but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Are you bringing home a cat? Find great tips to make kitty feel welcome and safe in your home. Plus learn how you can help save millions of cats with the Litter For Good initiative from Cat’s Pride. #CatsPride #LitterForGood

 

Bringing Home A Cat

Tips to Make Kitty Feel Welcome

 

Adopting a cuddly and fluffy kitten or an adult cat can bring joy and companionship to your family. But just like bringing home a baby, you need to be prepared. I have some great tips for helping your kitty adjust to its new home, and help you keep him happy and safe. And, learn how to help save millions of homeless cats one jug of litter at a time!

Essentials

  • Carrier or Crate

Be sure to take a carrier or crate with your when you go to pick-up your cat. Place a soft and cozy blanket inside for kitty to snuggle into. Not only will it provide a sense of security, it is also the best and safest way for your cat to travel in a car.

  • Appropriate Food

It is important to feed your cat a healthy and nutritious diet that is appropriate for its age. Kittens have different nutritional needs than fully grown cats or older mature cats. Be sure to ask your veterinarian for a recommendation if you have questions.

  • Litter Box and Litter

Have a litter box ready to go for your new feline friend. They will thank you. Cat’s like to use a litter box. If you are bringing home a very young kitten, good news, litter training will be easy! Kittens that are 10 to 12 weeks old may come to their new home already trained. If you buy Cat’s Pride® Fresh and Light® litter in the GREEN JUG, one pound of litter will be donated to a shelter for those kitties less fortunate than yours.

  • Other Necessities

Some other items you will want to have for your cat or kitten are a Scratching Post, Food and Water Dishes, Grooming Tools, Collar and Tag, Safe Toys, a Bed.

  • Visit the Veterinarian

Take your cat or kitten to see the veterinarian within the first week of bringing home a cat. At that visit, your kitty will get a wellness check, any shots or tests they may need, and you can have them microchipped as well.

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Tips for Helping Kitty

  • Kittens

Kittens are sometimes adopted as early as six weeks old. This is a little early and can be hard on the kitten. Ten to twelve weeks old makes for a much easier transition. Kittens may be lonely – missing their mom and siblings. The will also be confused and maybe scared. Soothe your kitten by holding it gently, keeping it warm, providing pets, and playing with it. Take cues from your cat as to what it may want or need, or how much to provide.

  • Adopt Two Cats

Bring two kitties home is a win-win for both you and the cats. Your cats won’t be lonely, they’ll have a feline buddy to cuddle and play with. This will not only be easier on you, but it is twice the entertainment watching the cats frolic and play together. Jinx and Josie are brother and sister from the same litter. They are definitely a bonded pair. They love each other so much, take care of each other, snuggle and play — super cute.

 

Help SAVE Millions of Cats! CLICK HERE

You can help homeless cats living in shelters across the country when you buy Cat’s Pride litter for your cat. Be a part of the Litter For Good initiative — purchase the Fresh & Light litter in the GREEN JUG and Cat’s Pride will donate one pound of litter to an animal shelter.  You can also help by signing up for the free Cat’s Pride Club and nominating your favorite local shelter to receive a litter donation. Find out more about the program HERE.

 

Jinx and Josie thank you for helping save other sweet kitties like them! Check out more from Jinx and  Josie…

Kitty Cakes – A Birthday Treat For Jinx And Josie

Kittens – Hijinx and Josette

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Save Kitty Cats – Litter For Good

Save Kitty Cats – Litter For Good

Save kitty cats while buying litter for your own cat. One pound of litter is donated for every green jug of Fresh & Light® litter purchased in Cat’s Pride® Litter for Good program. Help your local animal shelter. #LitterForGood

 

Save Kitty Cats – Litter For Good

Cat’s Pride donates 1 lbs. of litter for every green jug of Fresh & Light purchased

Hello, friends! It’s us, Jinx and Josie, hijacking mom’s blog again to do something good for our fellow felines. We want to let you know how you can easily help save kitty cats while doing your regular shopping for your own pet cat.

We know that cleaning out the litter box and changing the litter is not on the top of your favorite things to do list, but what if you could be Changing Litter for Good®?

Together we can make a real difference!

It is easy peasy to join the Cat’s Pride Club and nominate your favorite animal shelter. Just click HERE to get started. Then, every green jug of Cat’s Pride litter you buy, one pound of litter is donated to shelters in need.

We know that keeping your cat happy and healthy is something you take very seriously, and we thank you. But think about all those sweet little kitties living in shelters and dreaming of a forever home. Help them by helping the shelters that take care of them.

We want every kitty to be as happy as we are. One of the things we look forward to every morning is waking mom up (sometimes she thinks it’s too early just because it’s still dark) to take us outside. We love to explore our backyard, smell the pretty flowers, and watch and talk to the birds. Yes, Jinx is something of a cat Dr. Doolittle. He loves his hummingbird friends.

Of course, being cats, we love to snuggle, sleep, and play too.

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Well, we hope we have inspired you to sign up for the free Cat’s Pride® Club to nominate a shelter to receive litter donations. Over 4 million pounds of litter have been donated since 1995, and nearly 400,000 pounds have been donated this year already. You can find updates on the program donations and shelter highlights on the website too.

Join the Club!

 

You can purchase your own green jugs of Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light litter at a local store near you. We grabbed ours at Walmart. The Cat’s Pride Club offers valuable coupons and incentives throughout the year, so don’t miss out.

Help save kitty cats today!

 

Check out more from Jinx and Josie!

Kittens – Hijinx and Josette

Kitty Cakes – A Birthday Treat For Jinx And Josie

 

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Keep Pets Safe At Halloween – Dogs And Cats

We love our pets — they’re one of the family. Keep pets safe this Halloween by checking out this infographic, get tips, and be aware. #Puptober #pets

 

Keep Pets Safe At Halloween

PSA Infographic from PuppySpot for #Puptober

We love our cats, Jinx and Josie. They are definitely precious and we don’t want them to get hurt in any way. Dogs and cats have special needs. So, it is important to be aware that not everything that is good for you is good for your pet. Take chocolate, for instance, I love a yummy chocolate fix once in a while (ok, maybe a little more often than that), but chocolate can be deadly to dogs and cats.

 

So, I’m sharing this fabulous infographic created by PuppySpot to help you keep your pet safe at Halloween.

I hope you found this infographic super informative and helpful to keep your pets safe this Halloween. Share it with all your friends!

Want to see more of Jinx and Josie? Follow them with #JinxandJosie or check out these fun posts:

Kittens – Hijinx and Josette

Purina Pro Plan Is The Cat’s Meow!

Fresh Step of a Litter Master + A DIY Cat Toy HILARIOUS!

Kitty Cakes – A Birthday Treat For Jinx And Josie

Happy, Healthy Pets – Jinx And Josie

 

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Morning Routines Make Great Day Starters

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Centrum Vitamin Angels. All opinions are mine alone. #EssentialVitamins #CollectiveBias
 

I love the quiet, early (but not too early) morning hours of the day. My family is still asleep, and I have those moments all to myself. My morning routines restore my body and soul, refresh my spirit, and set me on a great path for a happy and productive day.

 

Morning Routines

Make Great Day Starters

 

There is some thing comforting about having a routine. It provides a sense of security and calm. My morning routines are important to me, and they make me feel better as a whole person. Each day brings new challenges, but with my routine in place, I know I can meet whatever lies ahead.

5 Morning Routines I don’t like to miss:

 


1. Morning Walk with Audiobook

I love to go walking in the cool crispness of morning. Whether it is at a park or along the beach, the scenery, scents, nature, and wildlife always put a smile on my face. Sometimes life can be stressful, and these walks help alleviate the pressure bringing serenity and tranquility to my life. One of my most favorite things about my walk is enjoying an audiobook. I love to read, especially cozy mysteries, and reading via bluetooth while walking is fantastic. It is also a great motivator to walk each day, as I can’t wait to hear more of my story. I listen to my audiobooks while doing chores as well, it makes everything go faster, and I don’t mind having to do the boring work as much.

2. Coffee and Reflection

There is nothing like the aroma of fresh coffee brewing in the morning. I may have a slight coffee addiction, okay, it’s a big coffee addiction. I love to have several cuppas while I relax, do a morning devotional, or just have a few moments of self reflection. And, then, I may have a couple more cups for good measure.

 


3. Breakfast and Vitamins

With my coffee and reflection, I am often times fixing my breakfast. I know you have all heard it before, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is true, even if it is just a bowl of cereal. Perhaps, you may want to try my Cracklin’ Oat Bran Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes or Peanut Butter Raspberry Smoothie. I find that when I have a good breakfast, I have a much more productive day. Everything runs more smoothly and timely. Part of my breakfast ritual is taking my vitamins, they are quick and easy to take, and help make living a busy, healthy lifestyle easier. I recently found Centrum’s NEW Vitamints and MultiGummies at Walgreens. They taste great and  have no overpowering and horrible vitamin aftertaste. Blech! I hate that awful aftertaste. The MultiGummies are easy to chew and have nice fruity flavors. Centrum’s Raspberry Vitamints are my favorite! They are essential vitamins you enjoy like a mint, and they do leave your mouth refreshingly minty.

 

I was also happy to discover that Walgreens has a partnership with Vitamin Angels, an organization that gets vitamins to kids in need around the globe. Walgreens makes a donation to Vitamin Angels with every vitamin purchase, “Get Vitamins Here. Change Lives Everywhere.”

4. Organizing My Day

Every night, I think about what needs to be accomplished during the next day. So, in the morning, I like to take everyone’s schedule into account, and any last minutes things that have cropped up (this happens quite often with Luke’s business, his dad, and Rory). I love to make lists, and scratch items off as I get them finished. I find the accountability of a list motivating and a completed list satisfying.

 


5. Cuddle and Playtime with Jinx and Josie

Ah, my two adorable kitties, Jinx and Josie, are the sweetest little things. Jinx likes to get up early. He thinks his stomach is always hungry. And, if I try to sleep in just a little, he will jump up on the bed and purr in my face (his whiskers tickling me), nudge the door so it makes noise, and finally resort to irritating and waking up Josie to join in his plight. He is a drama queen. That big boy needs to be held and cuddled every morning first thing, and of late, he needs to be walked to the kitchen to his food bowl–he doesn’t want to go alone…geesh, the whimp. LOL Josie patiently waits for her loving cuddles. The cats run amok and play, while I’m off for my walk and make my way through the rest of my morning routine. Then, they know it is cuddle and playtime with mom. Jinx and Josie are so much fun, and give so much love, they are definitely restorative and energizing. You can follow all the cute cat antics of Jinx and Josie on Instagram with their hashtag: #JinxandJosie

 

From there, it is onto my list of things to do for the day. I hope you can use my routine as inspiration to create your own daily habit if you don’t already have one. If you do, what morning routines do you enjoy?

Are essential vitamins part of your daily routine? Don’t forget to purchase vitamins at Walgreens, and be a part of donating to Vitamin Angels. Learn more about this philanthropic program in this video.

 

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Purina Pro Plan Is The Cats’ Meows!

Jinx and Josie present Meow Reviews in this post for Purina Pro Plan – Savor® Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula. Bring out the best in your cat!

 

 

 

Purina Pro Plan Is The Cats’ Meows!

Just Ask Jinx & Josie…

 

Meow’s it going? We’ve hijacked mom’s blog today to speak with you, the owners of our furry cat friends, on behalf of Purina Pro Plan for Cats. Who are we? And, what gives us such authority? Well…

 

 

We knew we were in for something special, when mom sat us down on the couch and opened a package that contained this marvelous bag.

 

Mom was a bit of a tease. She showed us the bag and shook it about–drove us crazy! Then, she made us wait until our regular mealtime to give it a try. Psh, moms…

 

 

Finally, mom cut the bag open. We were crawling around her feet and standing up against her legs eager with anticipation. She poured some of the new food into the measuring cup. See for yourself how we reacted.

#SavorCatReaction

 

The time had come. We were about to get our little scratchy tongues wrapped around the savory, aromatic morsels of Purina® Pro Plan Savor® Shredded Blend.The kibbles clinked on our stainless steel dish as mom poured the food in the bowl…

Chicken and Rice — Holy Mouse, Catwoman! This stuff is TASTY!!!

 

We gobbled it up in a hurry. Mom kept telling us about how good and healthy this dry cat food was for us. You know, things like the high-quality protein, including chicken as the #1 ingredient, and that it is 40% protein. Or, that it has Vitamin A and linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, to keep our skin and coat shiny and healthy, and that the natural prebiotic fiber, sourced from chicory root, helps promote digestive health…blah, blah, blah. Kind of boring to us, but the crunchy kibble and tender, meaty pieces that smelled and tasted so wonderful made for a nutritious and unique mealtime experience for us. Just look at how much we loved it.

 

 

So, now it’s time to get the scoop…

 


Being cats ourselves, we know just how important we are to you. After all, it is clear that you live to please and pamper us on a daily basis. And keeping us healthy, happy, and playful is of major importance. Purina Pro Plan Cat makes it easy to chose the right product for your cat to maintain advanced nutrition with carefully selected quality ingredients for safety and performance to help cats thrive. Dry cat food helps keep our teeth healthy and clean too.
 
The NEW Shredded Blend comes in two flavors: Chicken & Rice Formula and Salmon & Rice Formula. Depending on the flavor, either chicken or salmon are the #1 ingredients, making this a nutritious cat food.

 

Where can you purchase the Shredded Blend for your cat?

 

That’s easy peasy. Purina® Pro Plan Savor® Shredded Blend is available near you! Check your local specialty pet retailer, Petsmart, Petco, or even order it online through Amazon. You can have it delivered straight to your door, just like we did.

 

How did we RATE this Nutritious Cat Food?

 

 

We gave Purina Pro Plan Cat a 5 Meow Review! (That’s the best you can get). Here’s why:

 

Josie’s Review:

 

When I first came to live with mom, dad, and Rory, I had been a little neglected. I was the runt of the litter, and apparently that meant I wasn’t worth anything to the lady where I was born. My fur was not shiny, I was scrawny, and I didn’t know how to do anything (thank goodness Jinx took good care of me). So, I know first hand just how important good nutrition and lots of love are to a cat. This new Shredded Blend tastes great, makes me feel good, and keeps me happy and playful. And my family loves it when their little miss sexy kitty is happy-go-lucky!

 

Jinx’s Review:

 

My day is run by the clock…well, ok, my stomach. I like to sit back and look at the clock, so I can tell mom and dad that it is time to feed me. Hey, somebody has to keep watch…don’t judge me. This dry cat food has a hearty texture and great taste, and I can smell the heavenly aroma from the farthest corner of the house. It helps me get my exercise — I break my personal sprint records getting to my food bowl for Purina Pro Plan Cat.

 

 

 

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Give some a try for your cat, and SHARE your CAT’s REACTION! We love to see our friends on the internet.

And, don’t forget to follow all of our cat antics on Instagram… #JinxandJosie @lifewithlorelai
 

Bring out the Best in your Cat with Purina Pro Plan Cat Shredded Blend!

 

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Kittens – Hijinx & Josette

Kittens!

Hijinx & Josette

(or, as they are more affectionately known, Jinx & Josie)

 

A week and a half ago, September 14th, we adopted two adorable little kittens–one boy, Jinx, and one petite little girl, Josie. They were born on June 29th, and Josie is less than half the size of her brother weighing just barely 2 pounds at 12 weeks old. We are so happy we took both kittens, because I don’t think either one of them would have done well alone. They are so playful, and Jinx really takes good care of his sister. There names fit them perfectly. Jinx is on the mischievous side, while Josie is dainty and gentle.

Josie must have been the runt of the litter, and no one seemed to care too much if she got to eat or not. Her fur was dull, she was skiddish of people, and she did not even know how to play. Well, she is a smart girl and a quick learner. Her fur is even starting to shine up like her brother’s with love and good food.

Jinx and Josie love to play and cuddle with each other as well as with us. They are learning their names, and even starting to come when called. Rory, especially, is thrilled with the kittens; she has wanted one for years.

They are black kitties with a dark brown striping in their undercoat, and bright green eyes–so pretty. Their coloring makes it challenging to snap good photos, but we’re having fun trying. LOL

It’s been an exciting time, and I’m sure there is loads more fun to come!

Welcome to your new home, Jinx & Josie!

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Any suggestions on how to train them to stay off the furniture?

 

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