Are squirrels driving your cat crazy?

Are squirrels driving your cat crazy? at CatFaeries.com

In 1997 when we shifted our focus to Feliway and helping cats get back to the litter box we quickly realized that one of the key triggers that caused stress for many indoor cats which can lead to litter box avoidance was the pesky presence of those cute bushy tailed rodents: squirrels. Squirrels running around outside have sent many a cat over the emotional edge.

Most cats find them to be cheap entertainment. But many cats find squirrels to be very annoying or threats to territory and this can lead to retaliation: peeing outside of the litter box, often right under a window. Even if a sensitive cat never sets foot outside (which is good, keep em indoors!) squirrels run along window sills, up and down trees, they get into bird feeders, and other antics all under the watchful eyes of our indoor cats.

We have long suspected that the quick ways squirrels zip around can really annoy and taunt cats. The defiant flicks of squirrel tails agitates many cats. And then there is that chittering sound they make. Traits that might seem cute to us often really irk and threaten even the most mellow feline.

A very easy solution to help steady your cats’ nerves is the feed squirrels (and birds) out of view from windows and at the farthest place on your property.

You can also install one or two Comfort Zone with Feliway diffusers in the rooms where your cats squirrel-watch. This will do two things:

1) The pheromone is calming to your cat, less fighting among your feline family.

2) The pheromone sends the message: “I don’t pee in this room.”

Cat beds are on sale!

Our cat beds are very well loved by cats all across America, and by their people. They are made in Northern California in a non sweat shop setting (which we love) by people we’ve known for years. The fabrics are soft and durable – of our cat’s beds are around 18 years old!

The beds, as well as the inserts which give more cush to the tush are marked down – no need for a discount code. Get them at http://www.catfaeries.com/beds.html

New! $4.99 Flat Rate Shipping for Cat Toy Only Orders!

$4.99! That’s our new flat rate shipping for when you order just our cat toys! Cats everywhere are rushing to their computers so that their toys will arrive by the 25th! Get them at http://www.catfaeries.com/toys.html

Unique cat toys at CatFaeries.com

A fun Vine video of a cat playing with her Cat Faeries carrot toy

Here’s a fun Vine video sent in by Kitty and Chris of their cat Deanna playing with her Cat Faeries carrot catnip toy!

(Click on the video to turn on the sound and to stop/start.)

Why cat beds are important to a cat

Why cat beds are important to a cat at CatFaeries.com

Your cat will sleep absolutely any place they wish. They look for places which are soft and warm, comfortable and in a safe place. And a safe place can be on a high surface like your bed or a dresser, or on the floor nestled in a pile of clothes.

But those places get moved according to your whim, and they are washed or cleaned frequently. Most cats like a cat bed because they can arrange it to their liking and also that their fur clings to the fibers of a cat bed and their scent both of which are soothing to your cat – much like snuggling into their mother’s tummy to nurse and sleep.

Yes, you will want to wash your Cat Faeries cat beds from time to time! We give you the instructions with your order. Don’t worry if all of the cat fur doesn’t wash out – kitty prefers it that way!

Cat Toys! Tiz the Season to delight all of the cats in your life!

Cats love our unique cat toys and this is a great time of year to get more. Going to holiday gatherings at the home of other cat lovers? Cat toys make the best hostess gifts!

All year round we hear from people who tell us how much their cats love our cat toys (all of them made in the US!). Here are few comments from very happy customers:

My cat has new friends in 4 of your catnip bunnies! We love the shape, the soft fabric, and the colors.
Leanne

Please send Maverick a toy such as the pickle or the pepper as he loves the “long” toys and already has the asparagus. This is for his birthday next week and he’s recovering from the removal of a mast cell tumor. Thanks!!
Katherine

Already have pickle, corn cob, and pine cone toys. Would like something different if possible such as; carrot, chili pepper, fried egg and ice cream cone. Thank you.
Janis

I am looking for more ears of corn – my cat who was very sick but doing okay now, sleeps with it as his pillow, carries around and would be lost without it. No other designs work!
Judith

When it comes to catnip toys my kitties would prefer the following if you have available: mushroom, chicken bone, ice cream cone (chocolate w/sprinkles if avail.), pickle.
Laura

Our cat Franklin just lost his littermate of 12 years, and is doing very well… but he needs some new toys to give him some fun now that he’s a solo kitty. He’s a big boy, and loves his CF pear. Something large like that (ice cream cone?) would be great, along with a mouse or 2 (he likes to swing it up in the air by the tail). Thanks!
Cindy

My cat only likes mice. Please send only mice.
Mary

My cats would love if there’s a strawberry in the gift set. Thanks!
Sara

Have you heard this before? Your cat toys are the only cat toys our cats will play with!
Wendy