Julie Owens, Head of Pet Insurance at Churchill, said: “With 3.3 million women now living alone in the
These female urban singletons are happy to spend £1.16 billion a year of their hard earned cash on their pet cats, according to Churchill’s figures. Julie Owens added: “A cat is by no means a cheap option for would-be pet owners. Proper feeding, accessories such as scratching posts and bedding, vets fees, holiday care and insurance can add up to a lifetime bill of over £13,000. However, in our experience, cat-lovers feel that this is a small price to pay to care for a pet that provides such companionship and affection.”
However, while the cat is surging ahead in the South and
A cat will hide for all sorts of reasons, whether it’s the sudden appearance of the cat carrier (indicating an upcoming car trip), or the frightening noise of the vacuum cleaner. Some cats do not feel sociable you have company visiting (human or animal).
Unless you are in a hurry to make that veterinarian appointment or to catch a flight, leave your cat alone for a little while. She will probably come out later when she’s feeling more sociable. However, seek out your cat if she misses the next meal or will not come out of her hiding place for a longer period of time-it could be an indication of illness.
The best way to find a hiding cat is to ask yourself this question: “If I were a cat, where would I hide?” Start with these favourite spots:
– Under the skirt flap of an upholstered chair
– In the fireplace
– Behind books
– Behind the bathtub
– Behind the ironing board
– In a drawer
– In a laundry basket
– Under the bed
– In a torn mattress lining
– Behind the drapes
– Behind an open door
– On top of the kitchen cupboards
– In the folds of a lumpy comforter
The amazing thing about a cat’s hiding place is often how small it will be. It’s amazing how even the largest of felines can squeeze into the tiniest of spaces when they feel there’s “danger” about. So, be creative when searching out a cat’s hiding space – they certainly were!