4 Helpful Tips on How to Handle a Shy Cat

Bonding with a shy cat can be a challenge. You want to dote on your kitty and give her all your love! But instead she runs away from you and hides. It can be downright frustrating! But have no fear, there are several ways to help you bond with your shy cat. Keep reading to find out 4 helpful shy cat tips.

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Our cat, for example, is not the most sociable cat in the world. She sure is sweet, but she does tend to have a very timid personality. A lot of it probably has to do with her past. When we adopted her, there was very little information available about her past. We suspect that she was living on the street when her foster family rescued her. It’s no wonder she was a very cautious cat at first!

It took a while for our cat to trust us and become comfortable enough be around her new humans. She has come a long way! Our little shy kitty lets us pat her and rub her belly. She comes to snuggle with us in bed or keeps us company on the couch, but this didn’t happen right way. We had to be patient and understanding that we can’t force our affections on her. Our lady cat has yet to come on our laps. And as much as I desire that, I am also very aware that it may never happen either. We will love our cat regardless!

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Mother’s Day Crepes Recipe

What comes to mind when you think of a Mother’s Day meal? To me, all my mom’s famous dishes immediately pop into my head as a reminder of her love for cooking and baking. Borsch, Apple Pie, Lemon Pie, Jams…Mmmm. But one dish stands out above the rest. It’s what my mom is known for, and it’s what I think of first when I think of my Mama. It’s my Mom’s Infamous Crepes. She makes them plain, stuffed with berries, stuffed with farmer’s cottage cheese, and stuffed with meat. All of the variations she makes are absolutely delicious. The good news is, crepes are not that hard to make! Once you get the hang of it, possibilities of serving them are aplenty. Today I’ll share with you my Crepes Recipe that you can make for your mom (or with your Mom) as well.

crepes recipe

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Mother’s Day DIY Fingerprint Jar Vase

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time of year to celebrate the mothers in your life. But what I love in particular is coming up with fun crafts that the kids can do by themselves for their Grandma. A few years back, we had made a beautiful vase for her, all decorated with kids’ fingerprints . We also made paper flowers, all of which had sweet sentiments written on them to put inside. The idea was for my Mom-in-Law to use the jar as a vase for her bouquets all year round. But instead, she has kept it as is and proudly displays it on her shelf to this day. Whatever a special mom in your life decides to use it for, I think our Mother’s Day DIY Fingerprint Jar Vase will be a very special gift indeed!

Mother's Day DIY Fingerprint Jar Vase

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Teacher Appreciation Gift Tote

As you may know, Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us, and many parents are scrambling to come up with a thoughtful gift. Well, look no further because I’ve got an awesome idea for you—a Teacher Appreciation Gift Tote!

teacher appreciation gift tote

A few years ago, when my son was graduation pre-school, we wanted to do something grand and personal for his teachers. I looked through ideas on the internet and have come up with an idea of a gift basket. Instead of trying to come up with one perfect gift, we decided to put several small but cool things in one basket.

The only thing was that I did not quite like the idea of a basket. I really wanted to use something more useful in everyday life. Then, I saw an idea of a beach tote on Pinterest. It was stuffed with lots of goodies as a “basket” alternative, and I knew it was just what I had in mind also!

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CAT SAFETY: 10 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

When bringing home a new cat, we tend to focus on all the wonderful cuddle time and play time we will have with him or her. What we don’t often think about is that we need to make sure our house is actually safe for the cat! When it comes to cat safety, some things are obvious, an some things are bewildering and eye-opening. Nonetheless, in order to keep your cat safe in your home, you need to make sure your house is ready.Cat safety plants

cat safety check #1: Poisonous Plants

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FIRST DAYS WITH YOUR NEW CAT

First days with your new cat are going to be chaotic. Embrace it, it won’t last long. You simply need to prepare yourself for some adjustments. If you know what to expect, getting settled with your new cat should be a breeze! Every cat is different, so not every cat will react to his new environment the same way. Below are some common ways that cats act when they arrive to their new house, and hopefully it’ll give you an idea of what to expect.

A fair warning:

GET READY TO BE SLIGHTLY ANNOYED FOR A FEW DAYS

grey kitten first days with your new cat

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Our Cat Story

This past week-end marked a 1 year anniversary since we had adopted our sweet cat, Koshka. As I was reflecting back on the year we’ve had with her, I realized that I can’t even imagine our house without her now. She has truly become a member of our family.

Our lives have changed because of her, and I don’t mean just the extra chores and expenses. We all became a little more patient and tolerant, thoughtful and, hopefully, responsible. And she…I hope she learned to trust humans again and became even more flexible and accepting of us than she was already. We really couldn’t have asked for a better 1st cat!!

cat sitting on the couch

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Choosing the Right Cat for Your Family

You have finally made the decision to have a family pet, a CAT! When that the excitement of it wears off, it’s time to make another important decision. WHICH is the right cat for you and your family? When you start looking at all the available options, it can get overwhelming very quickly. Here are a few tips to help the process of choosing the right cat for your family go smoother.

grey cat Russian blue inside the basket the right cat

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Girls’ Getaway How To

 “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” -Tim Cahill

Taking time to step away from the routine and mundane tasks is an important part of tending to your health both, physical and emotional. One way to make such a step is to take a short trip and get away for a couple of days. Open the curtains for THE GIRLS’ GETAWAY! Traveling provides a variety of experiences to choose from and a welcome change of scenery. But traveling with a friend or two gives your trip a much-needed element of fun, distraction, and adventure!

girls' getaway

Just like with anything, to have a successful trip, you need a plan!

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SIMPLE FAMILY EASTER TRADITIONS

Have you ever had a longing to have a more meaningful Easter with your family? Have you struggled to teach your kids the meaning of Easter beyond eggs and bunnies? Have you ever felt stressed and overwhelmed with the sheer volume of available information? If you seek simple ideas about how to start easy, fun, meaningful faith-based family traditions this Easter, this post is for you.

Easter Chalkboard

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