The sun is shining in through the windows and I just got done wiping up the floor, it’s 7 AM and while many barely have awoken, I am already hard-core cleaning to get ahead of the day. The sun had shown in the window early this morning and across the floor was a light dusting of kitty hair.
I want to know how this stuff just happens overnight because I just wiped up yesterday. When we welcomed our little fur ball in our home a year ago, I had no idea the amount of ‘extra’ cleaning I was entitling myself to. I already have 3 kids so I am forever picking up and cleaning, but the latest addition to our house has made vacuuming, brushing, lint rolling and really sanitizing food areas a must. I have a few things that I do on a daily basis to keep the hair volume down and the love up as I lavishly live life with my kitty Bella and her siblings(my kids!)
My Kitty Bella
This is Bella the kitty cat. She is really my buddy, because no matter where I go, she follows. We spend the day together and I am happy to have this little friend. When I vacuum she hangs out on a pillow in the room, if I cook she sits on her pedestal and watches, she is really a great companion. Bella spends time with each of her siblings, in different ways: in my one son’s room she plays string, in my daughter’s room they look out the window together, and my other son plays a game called freeway where Bella runs underneath his bed like it’s a freeway and charges him(it’s hysterical and playful) While she is the most loving little kitty cat, she is also a big furry mess.
Bella is a short-haired tuxedo cat and we groom her daily. Part of her grooming is with a furminator. This eliminates a lot of hair, but I swear she just generates more hair than anyone or thing that I know, because it seems as soon as we brush her, it’s back! While brushing helps quite a bit, when we are done, we use a dryer sheet to capture all the loose hair that has clung to a floor, wall etc. in that area.
Laugh as you may, cats love being massaged. I don’t mean the traditional massage, but I do have quite the method that makes her purr, and rub against me and anything else she can find because she loves how this feels and you won’t believe what it is! Check out these lint rollers. These work amazing as they rub, massage and take away any excess hair that Bella has on her.
She just stops as soon as I pull this out and wait to be massaged, it is so darn funny and probably one of the best things we can do to return the love to her! When she lays in the sun, as you can see below, and basks, shedding is at its worst, so I follow up her basking in the sun with a lint roll and she is all too happy as am I!
As we have found the need to wipe up all the floor space each day, as Bella runs laps around the center island, kitchen table, and hallways, and leaves behind her precious hair, I needed to find something I could use daily and reuse. My solution, this microfiber mop.
These pads are washable and cling to hair like you can’t believe, these are my solution and I don’t need electric to run this mop, just elbow grease. The pads can be used wet or dry, which makes them perfect and the mop is easy to store!
This is from a few weeks ago when I was cooking. I don’t like to have her anywhere near my food, but the phone rang, the cabinet was open and I guess she wanted to see what was in there, because when I came back, I could not help but laugh and snap a photo. Of course I am not offering up a cleaning solution here and I had to clean my cabinet out after her little visit, but this is just Bella being Bella, fun-loving and of course curious.
Which brings me to Bella’s dining. We just received these great bowls from Loving Pets and this mat, it is coincidentally called BELLA, and while it is not for cats, it is the best thing that ever happened to feeding time at our home. You have to see why these mats, while made for dogs are perfect for cats(other than the bone design)!
Lavishly live life out loud with your cat and a few helpful items you might never have thought of before to help in grooming, feeding and maintaining your home.
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