I bought this book while I was catsitting for my grandparents; I’d been looking at it for a while, since I’m a fan of Jackson Galaxy’s show ‘My Cat From Hell’, and I love interior design. I knew that when I got a cat, I’d want it to feel right at home, but I didn’t, and still don’t like most scratching poles, beds, etc. I’d been looking at D-I-Y cat things on Pinterest, and really loved the idea of those, but I wanted more. A book full of catification ideas? Sounds good to me.
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 (: