5 Easy Ways to Spoil Your Cat {With DIY Feather Toy}

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By now, the secret is far out of the bag. I ADORE Juniper!

It’s true that I was a reluctant cat owner, and now I can’t get enough of her. My friends laugh at how obsessed I am with her, but she keeps me warm all winter! And we’re having renovations done right now, so I’m temporarily in a makeshift basement office. (not fun) Well Juniper is always down here with me! In fact, in most of my video calls for work, my co-workers can see her in the background – perched on a giant blue bean bag chair. She makes me happy. She makes me laugh.

I used to think she loved my loft office, because she was always up there with me when I was working. Now I realize what she loves is me, because when I’m in the basement, she is too. It makes me realize that it doesn’t have to be hard to please your cat. They like comfy things and food things and being left alone things and ear scratching things too.

Here are five easy ways to spoil your cat:

1 – Give your cat GREAT, mess-free food. It’s as simple as that! For Juniper, that’s Meow Mix Simple Servings from Target.

Simple Servings is a new, single serving of delicious wet cat food in a convenient, mess-free cup. They come in single-serve portions so there are no leftovers. They’re easy-to-open and easy-to-serve without the need for forks and spoons!

Although you can put them in a bowl too:

Juniper loves that they contain pieces of real seafood or poultry in a savory sauce or gravy. Simple Servings are available in a variety of flavors at Target: Tuna & Salmon, Seafood Variety, and Chicken & Turkey (Junie’s favorite!). There’s no mess, no leftovers, and no fuss. Just open and serve the cup – it’s that simple! And even a choosy cat loves Meow Mix Simple Servings.

2 – Spend your quiet times with your cat. They love their peace and quiet, don’t they? One way to really bond with your cat and show her love is to make your time together enjoyable and relaxing. Gentle pets, resting, etc.

3 – Give your cat lots of affection, scratching posts, and comfy places to sleep. As for comfy places to sleep, that could be a number of places. My cat prefers the inside of a kid trampoline, or on a giant, soft bean bag chair. Or even in my lap!

4 – Give your cat lots of treats!

5 – Make an easy DIY cat toy! When I was cleaning out Scarlet and Des’ old costume bin last week, I found a few feather/feather boas from old Halloween costumes. The cat went crazy for them! So I found an old cheap magic wand, some string, scissors, and a tiny bell toy and went right to work to make a feather cat toy!

  • First, gather a stick or “magic wand”, scissors, twine or good string, and the desired toys!

  • Next make a tight tie around the base of the feathers, and include a little bell if you have one! (we have tons)

  • Then, cut a good length of strength and tie a knot around the wand/stick. Wrap it around a few times to secure the knot.

  • Trim off excess string, and enjoy!

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Our Healthier Pet and Happier Life With Juniper

This post is sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet and the BlogPaws Pet Influencer Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Healthier Pets. Happier Lives.TM Campaign, but Tamara (Like) Camera only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

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You know I’ll say it to the moon and back that I love our cat so very much.

Juniper came to us in the spring of 2016, at barely two-months-old and barely two pounds. I remember the first night we got her and she finally settled down and took a nap in the folds of my long dress. Cassidy peeked into the play room, saw us both sprawled out and napping, and smiled when he shut the door. I think that’s the night I realized everything was going to be ok. We WERE going to bond. We had already started. We’ve been close friends ever since, even when she bats my hair.

There are always new stories to tell! How she waits behind doors and throws out a paw to hit our legs as we walk by. How she falls asleep in between two mattresses or behind the couch. The time she folded up into my bath towel and fell fast asleep and we couldn’t find her. That she once escaped into the outdoors, to our rising panic, and was found staring at the chickens and meowing at them. Luckily, she was happy to come back inside and there hasn’t been any escapes since.

Above all, we have a good love thing going on around here. It’s not only the fact that she’s eight pounds fully grown and has a perpetual kitten face, but it’s that she radiates happiness. Sometimes you meet a cat and they seem miserable or like they’re in the middle of an existential crisis. We have a cat that helps take bad feelings away. And she loves us so she has good taste too! That’s why it’s important for me to tell you just how much of a role that quality pet nutrition plays in the health and wellness of your pets. We have fallen in love with Hill’s® Science Diet® – our vet recommended pet food.

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The variety of Hill’s® Science Diet® we use varies on the ages and stages Juniper is in. Right now she’s only a year old, so we’ve been looking at keeping her at a perfect weight. Over 70% of pets lost weight within 10 weeks on Science Diet Perfect Weight. We also love Science Diet Urinary and Hairball Control – to support the health of the whole urinary system.

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Right now Hill’s® has introduced a national health initiative – Healthier Pets. Happier Lives.™ This is to help raise pet parents’ understanding of the importance of preventative care, and the role that proper pet nutrition plays in the health and wellness of their pets. We all believe that pets should live life to the fullest through daily quality nutrition and regular vet checkups. Consistent vet visits are critical to their health, and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommends that all pets have a check up at least once a year. At age 7, senior screenings are recommended.

Hill’s® Science Diet® has a full line of cat and dog foods that can help address a variety of common pet health needs. Our vet works with us to develop a customized plan for Juniper so we can address any current concerns or potential health risks, including nutritional considerations. It’s because consistent quality nutrition can help pets live healthier and happier lives!

Don’t forget the $10 rebate available here It’s good on any purchase of a 7 lbs or larger bag of Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality, Perfect Weight, Sensitive Stomach & Skin, Oral Care, Grain Free, Healthy Mobility, Urinary & Hairball Control, Hairball Control, or Multiple Benefit. This is an awesome rebate, and the link will take you to the sweepstakes too!

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Connect with Hill’s on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! Visit www.ScienceDiet.com/GetHealthyHappy to enter the sweepstakes, download a $10 rebate, and learn more about vet recommended Science Diet products, and pet care tips.

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Enjoy your pet!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hill’s. The opinions and text are all mine.