If you are like me, you own one of the rare and majestic “Garfield Cats”. What do I mean by this? They are hilariously lazy! With the average cat, you are able to throw around toys and they get a fair amount of exercise all on their own. Not with the Garfield Cat. You have to do out of your way to find toys that actually enjoy and keep them awake long enough to actually enjoy them! Here is a special guide for owning an all American, lazy, Garfield Cat!
Things A Garfield Cat Enjoys :
Every lazy cat’s specialty is sleep. Don’t be surprised if your cat spends over 20 hours a day sleeping or lying around the house! No, I am not exaggerating.
Most lazy cats aren’t too picky when it comes to eats, though most prefer the stinkiest kinds! Canned food that has yucky smells tend to get them purring for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So long as you hand deliver them the treats, they are a fan. Temptations seem to be a favorite among lazy kitties.
What is important to a lazy cat is where they lay. You see, since your lazy cat spends several hours lying around, it is very important for their little butts to be cozy.
A Couch Buddy
You may notice that your cat is very happy when you sit next to them while they sleep. They actually prefer you to be with them, and will likely beg you to join in on their lazy Sunday afternoons… Which is 7 days a week.
Most cats love this, but the lazy bunch appreciate it WAY more. You will actually pet them into sleep in some cases. They are definitely fans of being loved up!
Slow Moving Play
Some cats like fast-moving objects, not the typical lazy cat! They want something they don’t have to put a lot of effort into keeping an eye on. If you want to encourage play, do it slowly. Trust me, they are lot more likely to join in on the fun.
A Clean Litter Box
I don’t know about your lazy cat, but mine doesn’t bury his “presents”. This means, when the box is messy, he will actually “go” outside of his box! Yeah, keep the box clean.
A lazy cat makes for a fat cat. Lets be honest, if they are not in any health dangers, they look adorable with a little chub under their chins!
Things A Garfield Cat Doesn’t Enjoy :
Most lazy cats are bigger, which makes for jumping difficulties. You will want to provide pet stairs to any high places. If you have a child or a dog and use gates, be sure to have one that has a kitty door!
Balance is not a strong point of a lazy cat’s skills. This means, climbing is usually off their list of things to do.
Having to Beg for Food
They will run in the kitchen for food, but they will hopeless sit and stare at you till you give them what they want. No, this is not begging, this is mind control!
Because lazy cats are not as active, excessive play can actually do more harm than good. You do not want to over work your little dough ball!
Active cats like to play. Even if they don’t like the other cats in the house, they will still make an effort to play. The lazy cat, on the other hand, will typically avoid them when they are trying to do this. In some rare cases, you may see your lazy cat play with one of the other cats… But it never lasts long.
Fast Moving Toys
If you have motorized toys, be sure they move slow. Lazy cats are lazy hunters. They want to be able to move as little as possible to catch what they want. If you over do it, it may discourage them to play.
Do not disturb! Lazy cats can actually become grumpy if you wake them up too much while they are napping!
Having to Wait to Use the Box
This isn’t always the case, but my lazy cat will not wait to use the box if the other one is in there. If you have the room, opt for two boxes, otherwise you may end up with a few surprise gifts near your slippers.
Being an Athlete
They don’t want to get in shape, or have a ripped kitty abs. They like their burly gut and do not appreciate you saying they need to lose weight.