Are you looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun things to do for cats in December.
NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been canceled. But here are some virtual events for you to review.
December 5th: @Home for the holidays
After its successful virtual debut in September (more than 100,000 people tuned in to celebrate their love for cats!), Jackson Galaxy Cat Camp is doing it again, this time around the best time of the year with cat lovers around the world to celebrate. This celebration focuses on living the life well, with leading experts walking viewers through every state of a cat’s life. The event features fireplace chats with a Christmas log, fun and festive handicrafts, freebies, an ugly cat-themed sweater competition, and much more. Speakers include Hannah Shaw (aka Kitten Lady) and Jackson Galaxy. The event will be broadcast live on CatCamp.com at 1:00 p.m. EST. For more information and to register, visit catcamp.com.
December 6th: How to Train Your Cat
Some people think cats can’t be trained – but they can! In this online zoom course from Marin Humane, you will learn how to communicate with your cat and use mental stimulation using positive reinforcement techniques to train these undesirable behaviors. This is a great way to bond with your cat – or improve your bond. The course costs $ 20 and runs from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm PST. For more information and to register, click here.
December 12th: Treetop Cat Rescue Event
Canopy Cat Rescue boys (Tom Otto and Shaun Sears) and the stars of Animal Planet’s Treetop Cat Rescue TV show are hosting a special virtual event on Amava (a digital social platform for connecting retired Americans) to raise funds collect for them charitable cat rescue program. The hour-long discussion will cover key cat questions such as: What does “meow” mean? how to help a cat in need; when to call for help; and amazing cat stories. Learn more about Canopy Cat Rescue on canopycatrescue.com and on Instagram @canopycatrescue.
December 12th: dog and cat stockings
If you need a comfortable but COVID-safe getaway, the Nebraska Humane Society can help darn stockings for cats and dogs. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the shelter collects toys and treats. Just pull up and hand in a few items to give the animals a great vacation. You will be greeted by guard dogs and the staff will deliver hot chocolate to your car window! More information is available here.
December 25th: Meow Christmas!
This is the time of year to give something back to your cat. Of course, this should suit your cat in every season. Put some new toys and goodies in Kitty’s stocking this year to let her know how special she is. After all, it is the best gift you will ever get!
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