Sophie here! Listen up cats and kittens! I’m not sure if you’re a kitty who loves Halloween or not, but I have some tips that are sure to get you through the upcoming ghoulish day and night.
1) Don’t make it easy for costume fittings
Are you a cat who loves to dress up? Then I personally think you’re a rarity. In our household, none of us like to be dressed up, so we have to remind the Mama of that and not cooperate during costume fittings. I recommend giving the measuring tape a good ol’ chomp or whap!
(Remember that not all cats appreciate being dressed up, so do not force your cat into a costume, which could stress them out further on an already stressful evening. If you do put your cat in a costume, make sure it does not restrict their movement or allow them to get tangled up.)
2) Claim your hiding spot well in advance
I’ll admit that Dexter and I are what some may call scaredy cats. I’m not sure where Olive got her braveness, but Dexter and I must have been snoozing when that was being passed around. Anyway, whenever the doorbell rings or someone comes over, Dexter and I are gone in a flash! So, if you’re a cat like us, be sure to find a good, comfy hiding spot for the evening when the trick or treaters come by.
(We have indoor only cats here, but if you don’t, please be sure to bring your cat inside for Halloween! And like my cats, many cats can be nervous or skittish with a lot of people around. If you’re having a Halloween party, be sure your cat has a place to escape to where they will feel safe and can remain undisturbed during the festivities.)
3) Stay away from that delicious candy
I know, I know. Can you believe I’m telling you something like that? Well, I’m a kitty with a very sensitive tummy, and candy just isn’t good for us kitties anyway. Instead, I recommend that you find a good mousie to chomp on!
(Don’t leave that candy bowl out where your cat will have easy access to it. In our house, it’s actually the plastic wrapping that attracts the cats more than the candy itself. But better safe than sorry, so don’t leave the bowl out unattended.)
4) Practice being super cute for extra treats
For me, there’s no practice necessary. But if you bring on that cute factor, then maybe your mom or pop will give you an extra treat on Halloween!
(If you do celebrate Halloween with a party, don’t forget to give your cat extra attention before and after to help comfort them, be that with hugs, chin scritches or a special treat.)
Good job, Sophie! I think your tips will help other kitties on Halloween.