Whether you have cats with access to the great outdoors, especially gardens or fields with hedges and climbing space, or indoor cats; a certain amount of catification of your house is necessary: a few safe places to sleep, scratching surfaces and access to water and food.
If you need any inspiration and information about how to make your house cat-friendly, or want to give a cat person a nice Christmas present, I can highly recommend the book called Catification by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin.
The book is absolutely brilliant. It gives you loads of ideas for making your house as cat-friendly as possible; from easy and cheap to more difficult and more expensive DIY projects, from ready-made, cheaper items to more expensive designer catification items. The book also deals with the different cat personalities and their needs. It contains a lot of tips and hints about how to deal with certain problems around feline family members through case studies that Jackson took from his TV programme My Cat from Hell. It is amazing to see how sometimes, with just a few little tweaks or additions; you can make your cat even happier. This is a truly inspiring book that’s well worth the buy. I’m certainly glad I bought it as it gave me some great ideas for further catification of our house, even though our two have access to the great outdoors with a big garden and fields to roam and cat trees, tunnels and boxes inside the house. There’s always room for improvement.
You can buy the book in your local bookshop or on-line.