It's been this kind of week with our kitty "Friends", Ross and Monica and our puppy, Minnie Pearl.
Usually when our pets are acting wild, the humans around me (and in the world) are experiencing some sort of strange shift as well. I always say the universe must be slightly tilted when this happens. Maybe it is a cosmic or planetary shift. There are so many unexplained phenomenons in the world you know……
When our pets are acting strange, we first try and determine if it is because of some sort of health issue. We watch Minnie Pearl like a hawk after she somehow sneaks a teeny tiny morsel of cat food because she is highly allergic to fish. If she starts being more wild than usual or potties in the house in an unusual place for more than a day, we know it’s vet time for her.
If our pets display a crazy or wild behavior for only one day, then we usually can rule out a health concern. Sometimes pets get extra bursts of energy, just like human children. Here’s what we do when our pets are having “one of those days”:
We take them on longer walks (Minnie Pearl on a leash, our cats in a stroller) multiple times a day (in the morning and in the evening). If this isn’t possibly for you due to your work schedule, I know of people that are using dog walking apps/websites like Wag and really love their dog walking services. Wag also offers pet sitting, boarding and daycare now too.
We do extra play sessions. Minnie Pearl loves chasing down a thrown stuffed toy and our cats love some string play.
We take them on a ride in the car. We either ride around or we go visit someone. This always seems to wear them out.
When all else fails, we wear ear plugs. Minnie Pearl is a great sleeper, however, our cats are sometimes very nocturnal and vocalize their discontent with us sleeping instead of playing with them. We bought some earplugs and this trick helped us tremendously.
Sending you light and love and a happy Friday!