Furry Additions!

Adding a new pet to your household can be super stressful for you and your fur babies. Over the years I have had countless pets and the transition process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. The most recent pet I added was my sweet baby Geno about 7 years ago. His sister, Lily, was already 5 and she ruled the house. Since Geno was a kitten I kept him in my master bathroom for a couple of days then slowly let him roam into the bedroom. For about a month I supervised the time him and Lily spent together. I was lucky that Geno is pretty spunky and is not afraid of anything, even his grumpy, anti-social sister. These days they love to snuggle up on the couch and give each other lots of kisses. I am lucky that the process of transitioning a new cat to my house wasn’t very hard but I know from experience that this isn’t always the case.

I have partnered up with Figo Pet Insurance for this post to share this great in depth slideshow explaining different things you can try to introduce your new cat to other cats, dogs, and even your human babies! :) If you are thinking about adding a new cat to your home or already have this slideshow is worth a read. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions too! I never mind sharing tidbits that worked for me.

Thanks to Figo Pet Insurance for letting me share this slideshow. If you are in the market for pet insurance be sure to check them out at https://figopetinsurance.com/!

Meet my cats!

As the name of my blog so obviously states, I have two cats. They are my children!! Lily is a Calico that I adopted from the Clarksville Humane Society just over 6 years ago. She was 2 years old then so she is 8 now. She is part feral so she is very weary of humans. It wasn't until recently that she finally started letting me snuggle with her...although she freaks out if I make any sudden movements. Lol. Calicos are super moody and particular. She is no exception.

Geno is the cat in the first picture. He is a short haired black cat. Most people are afraid of black cats because they think they are evil but Geno is the sweetest, goofiest cat around. As I type this he is chewing on the straw on my drink...guess I won't be finishing it. I adopted him from my vet's office, Oak Grove Animal Hospital, four years ago. He was just a tiny little baby then and I chose him because he was the wildest one of the bunch of kittens they had. I don't have kids but I feel like he is like a toddler. He doesn't wipe his feet when he uses the litter box, he likes to drink out of the toilet, he eats any and every kind of human food, and he has an obsession with knocking things off counters and tables. Does it sound like I am complaining? I swear I'm not. He brightens my day and always makes me laugh.

My cats have the biggest personalities and such good hearts. They comfort me any time I am down and I don't know if I would have made it through this past year without them. I am a big believer in adopting your pets since there are so many out there without a home. I have always loved cats too. I believe they know the true me and can sense B.S. from a mile away.

I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about the two lovely fur babies in life. If you have any questions about Oak Grove Animal Hospital (Dr. Bell is amazing!) or adopting animals don't hesitate to ask!

The Crazy Cat Lady,

Jo