I’ve been pretty much unstoppable in my shopping sprees, Finley now has a proper toy collection, and I’m far from finished. I finally got all the essentials down, other than some things with expiration dates (think food, worming treatment, etc.) and some small things I might’ve forgotten, but I know myself well enough that I can’t say I won’t buy him more stuff. I’ll be visiting England for a week during the summer holidays; different country, different pet stores.. I probably won’t be able to resist the temptation. Anyways, I bought all these things over the course of a couple of weeks, and I’ll tell you something about them!
When I first started thinking about getting a cat, I wanted to know what I needed to buy for him, and how much money I needed. I found some checklists online, but none of them really had EVERYTHING on there; they were too small and just didn’t include stuff that I’d heard about from friends and family that own cats. Just like with the Ragdoll Colours & Patterns post, I decided to put all the information I found into one thing, in this case, a checklist.
So, in a previous post I’d already written a checklist, but since I found out some new stuff, I figured I’d update it for you guys!
I’m not one to like traditional cat furniture; I hate all the furry carpet, the ugly beiges and browns, so when I got to the point of actually buying stuff for Fin, I was leaning towards D-I-Y cat trees or the more expensive ones. As I mentioned in the shopping list post, I’d also been looking at the Banana Leaf Paradise Scratching Post, but as its very expensive, not all reviews on it are positive and I’m not sure what Fin will actually like, I decided not to buy that one. I was left looking at D-I-Y projects and trees I didn’t actually like, that was, until my friend JJ (Same one as I mentioned before; yes, we’re both crazy cat ladies) showed me pictures of her kitties lounging in the “Cat’s Flower” Scratching Tree.
To be completely honest with you guys… I’ve had to hold back on prepping for Fin. Mom and dad said I was going too fast, and thinking in too much detail. I want to be as prepared as I can, but I’ll admit, you can’t prepare yourself for everything.
I waited until Finley was a little over a month old before I started buying kitten supplies, you can see the first haul here, and I’ll be posting a few more hauls soonish. Some of them will consists of things I’ve received as gifts for Fin, from my amazing friends and family. My mom gave them a list of things I wanted to buy, and I’m very grateful for being surrounded by such loving people that share my excitement in this (:
As figuring this whole colours and patterns thing out caused me some trouble while doing my research, I thought I’d try making it a little easier for other (potential) Ragdoll lovers. I’m not claiming I know everything, but this is a summary of the knowledge I’ve collected with my research. Get a cup of tea, because this is going to be a long, long post. Continue reading