my cat moonlights as a film director…

cat with eyes wide open

gif of cat licking her lips

i’ve written here before about how important i feel it is to take time out from your day – in whataver way you want, to relax, have fun, or generally take a little time to do some forward planning to save from future stress. some days we can all be good at it, and other times you feel like you’re non stop busy from the moment you wake. it’s good to keep yourself occupied and to feel like you have some purpose in life, but what is the point if you don’t take a little time to enjoy yourself, or to just relax for a bit?

well, a thing that is very very special in my life, and is actually a core part of keeping me calm and helping me to take a few minutes here and there to just ‘be’ is my lovely, cheeky little cat, ava. since being a kitten she has been an energetic and mischievous little thing, and now that she’s 6, she’s still the same …but definitely a bit more chill.

cat sitting on amp

tortoiseshell cat asleep on desk

as anybody that has a cat (or any pet) knows, they can definitely have a calming presence and help you to feel a little less stressed in times of worry. it’s also important to take time with your cat or kitten to make sure it’s happy, well fed ..and of course a bit pampered. it helps them, but it helps us too!

one of my favourite things to do in the evenings is to sit on the sofa with a comfy blanket, ava curled up and purring next to me (she prefers to sit on my boyfriends’ lap – i think he’s just warmer?) with some snacks and watching a good film. and one of my all-time favourite things to do is stroke her soft ears or to touch her little toe beans when she’s asleep. just thinking about it is making me smile!

whiskas have made this adorable video as part of their ‘kitten kollege’ series, encouraging you to get playing with your cats, keeping them entertained and encouraging their curiosity. i could definitely imagine ava taking part when she was a kitten! we often like to imagine her in various situations – like being an avid explorer, or a film director or even just a gardener in the allotments behind our house. she loves it out there! she’d definitely be good in a sports team too, she could run for britain!

as is probably obvious, your cat wouldn’t be able to do anything without a good source of food. whiskas is actually the main brand of food ava has eaten since she was a tiny little thing. now she’s 6 (my goodness, how?!) she no longer eats kitten food but is especially keen on their dry crunchies and temptations treats!

cat playing on bed

kitten in bath

as she’s gotten older, we’ve also discovered she no longer likes fish and isn’t keen on jellied wet foods. give her something with beef or chicken in gravy or ‘soup’ though? she will eat that like it’s going to disappear into nothingness at any moment. i think it’s a good idea to keep an eye on their eating habits so you can keep them happy. she’s definitely more keen to play and to keep herself entertained outside when she’s eaten well.

i would love to hear about the things you do to treat your cats ..their favourite toys and places to hide and sleep. i am particularly partial to funny cat stories, so get sharing (pictures encouraged obviously)!

this post is a paid collaboration with whiskas®, but as always, all opinions are my own. check out their website for more info on their cat food and their youtube for adorable videos.

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  • Reply Lottie 02/10/2017 at 08:50

    Ahhhhh Ava is adorable! I’ve not tried our cats on the soups but might give it a go sometime. Still getting over the trauma of Martha going missing!

    • Reply laura redburn 02/10/2017 at 09:09

      i wasn’t expecting her to like them at all but she LOVES them! i guess because it’s like gravy but runnier? i think her favourite gravy is off our plates though, haha. ahh yeah it’s horrible when they go missing? is the gps tracker helping?

  • Reply Slummy single mummy 02/10/2017 at 09:13

    As the proud mum to three new kittens I loved looking at your cat pictures! We are still getting to know our cats and their likes and dislikes, but they do love the Whiskas kitten biscuits.

  • Reply Lori 02/10/2017 at 09:39

    She is such a cutie! I’m not normally about the cats but would make an exception this time ;)

  • Reply Alison 02/10/2017 at 10:57

    Such BEAUTIFUL shots of her. She is gorgeous.

  • Reply Alice 02/10/2017 at 11:07

    I’m not a cat person but omg what a cutie Ava is! x

  • Reply Claire Evans 02/10/2017 at 13:50

    Gorgeous photos! I think you need to add cat model to that list! xxx

  • Reply Jason 08/10/2017 at 09:10

    Was always all about dogs before but recently starting to like one in my neighbourhood. Seem adorable

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