Halloween Tips & Treats – Catster
Most cats are desperate to get their paws on treats year-round, however Halloween presents some seasonal delights … and some methods for the feline set. Learn on for the cat’s-eye view of Halloween.
Deal with: Climbing inside a pillowcase
Cats who stay with trick-or-treaters could discover themselves nose to nose with pillowcases used to gather the vacation haul. Not solely are these finds nice for napping functions, however additionally they double as hidden lairs when kitty climbs inside. Plus, what cat doesn’t love something bedding-related?
Trick: Going through large spiders and webs
Kitties are recognized to stalk and snack on spiders, however the arachnids they’re accustomed to are small and simply swattable. In the course of the spooky season, nonetheless, some people like to embellish their dwelling and yard with large webs that includes large spiders. Cats agree that that is horrible trickery and a blow to their spider-catching egos.
Trick: Sporting foolish costumes
Certain, some felines don’t thoughts sporting a bit of hat or perhaps a full-blown Halloween costume, however most want to go away the dressing as much as individuals and canine. Typically people inform cats that they solely need to put on that taco or cowboy costume for a number of pictures, however they lie. Ultimately, many cats resort to the basic feline costume protest: the “freeze and drop to the bottom” transfer. #gameover
Trick: Assembly off-limits sweet bowls
OK, so there’s this large bowl, simply asking for a cat to climb inside it and nap; nonetheless, they’re not allowed within the bowl as a result of it’s filled with sweet for trick-or-treaters. Unfair! Kitties wouldn’t even thoughts the layer of sweet — they’ll nap on something. Plus, crinkly wrappers …
Deal with: Chasing spooky shadows
Watching and chasing shadows is all the time a enjoyable method for cats to cross the time, however Halloween typically comes with further shadows from the glow of seasonal candles (for security, use battery-operated ones). These shadows dance alongside the wall, inviting cats to affix within the recreation. And after the candles are turned off and the shadows disappear, kitties proceed to stare on the wall, ready for them to return. Typically for an hour or extra. However hey, what have cats received however time?
Deal with: Swatting decorations
The Halloween season brings out the spooky inside decorator in many people. We love the creepy little tchotchkes and festive porch and mantel pumpkins. When the decor comes out and is positioned precisely the place we’d prefer it, cats assume one factor: “Good. Extra stuff to knock over.” Professional tip #1: Don’t put something breakable at paw stage. Professional tip #2: Cats can leap, so disregard Professional tip #1.
Deal with: Taking part in with crinkly sweet wrappers
Sweet is usually a main a part of celebrating Halloween, and plenty of kids and adults are a fan of partaking within the sweets. Cats couldn’t care much less in regards to the sweet and like the “cat toy” wherein it’s wrapped. And if they will’t get that crinkly wrap immediately, they’re not above digging by means of a trash bin on a treasure hunt for it. Sweet may be harmful if ingested by cats, so maintain these treats to your self!
Glad Halloween! Hold your cats secure inside and don’t neglect that the entire “black cats are unhealthy luck” is a bunch of superstitious nonsense — at Halloween or any time!