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Feline Friday: A Cat-mas Tree, Pet Proofing & Cat Show Fun

Elvis, the Savannah Cat at the CWA Writers Conference

It’s FELINE FRIDAY, and do I have some cat-nips for you! To start the holiday weekend off on the right paw, enjoy this Pawnation.com article on creating a cat-safe Christmas tree

The Christmas tree might as well be an early holiday gift to your cat. Kitty can’t resist the urge to sniff, cheek rub, claw and scale the branches to reach the highest possible perch. Don’t blame your cat. It’s normal for a cat to compete for the top spot (literally and figuratively) to secure his place in kitty society. Tree encounters of the kitty kind not only risk breaking your heirloom ornaments, but your cat can be injured by chewing or swallow dangerous items. Rather than fight a losing battle to keep your cat at bay, create a second, cat-safe tree with these 10 tips . . . 

Homes become pet playgrounds at this time of year so you also need to cat proof holidays. Cats delight in un-decking the halls, climbing the tree (or watering it!), eating decorations, and otherwise wreaking havoc. The result is a Christmas that’s anything but merry. Use these 10 tips for pet-proofing your holidays (it works for d*gs, too!).  

To all my Cat Writers Association colleagues, I’ve finally put together my video recap of the 17th Annual Writer Conference (with some neat footage of cat—and dog—books at the signing, cat show vendors, and more). CWA conference pictures are here. There’s also a video of gorgeous cats being judged at the cat show, featuring Vickie Fisher and some cute-and-fuzzy kittens. Watch clear to the end to see Elvis, the incredible ambassador cat for Savannah cats—and shelter kitties. Enjoy! 

Purrs to Red Room’s Gina Misiroglu of Red Room who put me in touch with the Pawnation folks, in her effort to shine a light on Red Room’s authors and send traffic to Red Room. (Hint: You can subscribe to the RSS feed for updates, and join Red Room—it’s easy!—to post comments).

purrs,

amy

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About amyshojai

Amy Shojai, CABC is a certified animal behavior consultant, award winning author, and spokesperson to the pet industry.

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