Finding a new normal for both of you: how to stay busy with your cat during the quarantine
Since our daily lives are now disrupted with the new social distancing and quarantining, our cats may wonder why we’re at home so much now. They must feel that even their routines are being disrupted! While this current situation is hopefully short-lived, finding ways to keep kitties busy and off your laptop can be challenging. I worked from home for 20 years and struggled with this with my cats. Depending on your cat’s personality, they may welcome or dislike your presence at home during the day.
It’s important to keep a good balance for both of you. Humans thrive on routine, and a distracting cat can throw off our focus for the whole day. Similarly, some cats may feel like their personal time is being invaded if we’re constantly disturbing their nap times. I’ve compiled a top ten list of cat-ivities to keep them busy or distracted while you try to get that report in on time!
After all these tips and tricks, sometimes just letting them curl up on your lap while you work and take a catnap is the best and most relaxing thing for both of you. A sleeping cat is such therapy and relaxation but just don’t catnap with yours and miss that 3pm conference call!
Also, we’d love to see what ideas you come up with! Please feel free to tag us on Instagram or Facebook, or comment below to show your quarantine cativities!
Rock the Cat Spa owner Cari Thompson is a life-long cat lover. When she's not running the luxury cat spa & hotel, she's playing with her cat, Daphne. She writes weekly blogs on cat behavior, health, and care. To learn more about her, check out the About Me page!