Christmas shopping is upon the nation. Oxford Street in central London, the premier shopping street in the United Kingdom, is closed to traffic this weekend. They expect to sell £100m worth of goods over the weekend.
It’s time to ask, “Are you buying your cat a present for Christmas?” Are you that soppy and cat-orientated? Are you a mad cat lady or mad cat gentlemen as only these sorts people buy their cats presents at Christmas – surely?
Well no, because I buy my cat presents for Christmas. It sort of makes sense. And I don’t consider myself mad. I just see it as normal. And so do most other cat caretakers judging by the poll below.
The next question is do you wrap it up and then open it up at Christmas on behalf of your little fella or girl while at the same time talking in baby language. Or do you put a stocking out for your cat over the fireplace with a little note asking Santa for a new cat toy… Yep your mad.
But it is a really nice madness. I tend not to buy presents that need wrapping up. I might buy some extra nice food for example. I know what he likes. Sometimes I do put a stocking out and it will contain little treats and perhaps a cat tease. Of course a cat tease is for me but Charlie will get the pleasure from it. Actually, if I am honest it is my girlfriend partner who does the stockings and wrapping up etc. But I guess that is typical of most households.
I am sure the regular visitors to PoC buy a present for their cat(s) at Christmas. A poll on a another pet site resulted in these responses to the question of whether people bought a present and if so what sort of present it was:
So do you think I am mad and if not what will you buy your cat from Christmas? What was the favorite present?
Turning the Question Around
I would bet that very few people are buying a cat for Christmas. That would be a really good thing in some ways. However, if people buy or rescue a cat from a shelter for Christmas there is always the possibility that it is not going to last; that it will not be a truly committed cat adoption for the lifetime of the cat.
I am not sure cats should ever be presents. What do you think?