Some cats think they're dogs. Usually these are cats that have been raised with dogs and only learned how to act by a canine member of the family. Usually these felines will show traits of both animals - their instinctual cat traits and the learned dog traits. Because of this 'split-personality' you may have to purchase some cat furniture items that are not traditional for cats.
Bed time is most of the day if you have a normal cat. But when a cat has been around a dog for most of its life, it may not be sure of what type of bed it should be in. While, by nature, cats usually like to perch high above the world and curl up to sleep, a cat that has been raised by a dog may also think lying on the floor by the side of your bed is a good place. If you have purchased a mat or bed for your dog, you are going to need to buy one of these pieces of cat furniture for your feline as well, so it can have it's own personal space near you.
Lots of dogs love to lounge in front of the TV with their owners and enjoy a lazy evening. Cats who think they are dogs will do this too. Once again, you need to consider the kinds of dog furniture you have and make sure the cat has complementary cat furniture in this space. While you may be tempted to let them split one bed, it is best to give each animal it's own personal space for the days they may not want to be that close to one another. Just like people, animals have their days when they want to be alone. Giving your cat his own cat furniture in the living room will make sure they can.
While a canine cat may run to their food dish beside the dogs when meal time comes up, you should not let them eat side by side. Dog food and cat food are not created the same, yet most dogs don't care and will dive into the cat's food bowl. So, you may want to consider elevated cat furniture in the kitchen. This will allow your cat food bowl to set up higher and keep the snooping dog out of the cat's meal.
Many a cat, seeing the dog get a good brushing, will want one too. This is a great thing since the more your cat is brushed, the less cat hair he will be shedding all over the house and your furniture. The one important thing to keep in mind is that you should have different grooming items for each animal. Remember, while your cat thinks it's a dog, it still is a little more fragile than a dog and their skin can be sensitive. You should use a lighter cat brush on your feline to avoid any irritation. Also, note how your cat is responding. Some cats like being brushed in particular ways. Watch his response and change your tactics accordingly.
Author Jennifer Akre is an owner of a wide variety of online specialty shops that offer both items and information on how you can easily furnish and decorate your space. Whether it's your living, bedroom, or even your deck or patio, there are many tips you can use to make those spots both functional and beautiful for both humans and pets alike. Today, she offers advice on how to create a fabulous indoor area for your pet by using sturdy cat furniture and dog furniture. Each would be a great investment.