Kitties can be very picky about being petted. Some furballs love to cuddle, and would happily spend all their time snuggling with their owners. Others are much more aloof. If you try to pick up or pet Fluffy when she isn’t in the mood, she’ll probably glare at you and saunter off. However, when she is ready to be cuddled, your furry pal may demand your attention, perhaps by jumping into your lap, or meowing to be picked up. Of course, your pet may demand that you pet her when you are busy doing something, but that’s just par for the course with kitties!
If you try telling Fluffy she isn’t allowed in a certain spot, she’ll probably ignore you. Therefore, to keep your pet out of places she shouldn’t be, you’ll need to more or less trick her into forming negative associations with it. Try squirting her with water, or making a loud noise.
Cats certainly are sleepy little furballs! Fluffy can spend up to 20 hours a day snoozing. It’s important to offer your feline pal lots of soft, comfy beds. However, don’t be surprised if you find your drowsy pet napping on your bed or sofa. This is just one of the rules of being owned by a cat: kitties sleep whenever, wherever, and however they want!
Fluffy likes her powder room nice and clean, and who can blame her? We don’t like dirty bathrooms either! Cats sometimes stop using their litterboxes if they get too soiled. Be sure to keep your pet’s box fresh. (Note: litterbox mishaps can also be caused by medical issues, so if your feline buddy isn’t using her box, have your vet examine her.)
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