Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun December cat activities.
NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out.
Dec. 5: @Home for the Holidays
After its successful virtual debut in September (more than 100,000 people tuned in to celebrate their love of cats!), Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp is doing it again, this time to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with cat lovers around the world. This celebration will focus on a life well-lived, with leading experts guiding viewers through every state of a cat’s life. The event will feature fireside chats by a Yule log, fun and festive crafts, giveaways, a cat-themed ugly sweater contest and more. Speakers include Hannah Shaw (aka Kitten Lady) and Jackson Galaxy himself. The event will livestream at CatCamp.com at 1 p.m. EST. For more information and to register, visit catcamp.com.
Dec. 6: How to Train Your Cat
Some people think that cats can’t be trained – but they can! This online Zoom class from Marin Humane will teach you how to communicate with your cat and provide mental stimulation using positive reinforcement techniques to train those unwanted behaviors away. This is a great way to bond – or enhance your bond – with your cat. The class costs $20 and goes from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST. For more information and to register, click here.
Dec. 12: Treetop Cat Rescue Event
The guys at Canopy Cat Rescue (Tom Otto and Shaun Sears) and the stars of Animal Planet’s Treetop Cat Rescue TV Show, are hosting a special virtual event on Amava (a digital social platform for connecting retirement-age Americans) to raise funds for their nonprofit cat rescue program. The one-hour discussion will cover major feline issues like: what “meow” means; how to help a cat in distress; when to call for assistance; and amazing cat stories. Learn more about Canopy Cat Rescue at canopycatrescue.com and on Instagram @canopycatrescue.
Dec. 12: Dog and Cat Stocking Stuffers
If you need a feel-good but COVID-safe outing, you can help stuff stockings for the cats and dogs at the Nebraska Humane Society. From 10 a.m. to noon, the shelter will be collecting toys and treats. Just drive up and drop off a few items to help give the animals a happy holiday. You’ll be greeted by shelter dogs, and the staff will deliver hot chocolate to your car window! Get more information here.
Dec. 25: Meowy Christmas!
Tis the season to give back to your cat. Of course, that should be every season according to your cat. Slip some new toys and treats in kitty’s stocking this year to let her know how special she is. After all, she’s the best gift you’ll ever get!
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