Lockdown, a cats guide


Lockdown, a cats guide

Hoomans, we know it’s been a hard year fur you guys, and we want you to know that we are hair for you.  Purr yourself a cuppa, sit back and relax while you read our top ten tips for surviving and furriving during lockdown. Take it furm us, after all, cats are the expurrts in relaxing…

Furst let us introduce ourselves, fur anyone who doesn’t already know, we are the pawsome rescue kitties of Pause Cat Cafe in Bournemeowth, Engpurrland. Usually we spend our time entertailing people in the cafe and attempting to steal their yummy food while the cattendants are distracted.  As we all hunker down to keep covid at bay and keep our loved ones safe, we thought we’d share our supurr tips for a smashing lockdown.

Purr you ready? Hair goes!

1. Working furm home?

Working from home requires strict cattention.  We know how impurrtant it is that our hooman pals concentrate and we are hair to help.  Regular breaks help you retail your focus, and a good giggle can boost creativity and mood. Cute tabby Petrus Pause demonstrates his expurrt help in this video:

2. Keep fit with Mister Meowtivator

Stave off those lockdown lumps and bumps with a bit of DIY keep-fit. Pull up a video on MewTube fur some inspawation. Gym closed? Nefur fear! It’s the time to get creative and use what you have in the house. Cat food tins make great weights, and have you efur tried lifting a bag of litter? If you need a bit of meowtivation check out pure white beauty Queen Michelle Pause practicing her sparring skills to the Rocky theme-tune:

3. Balance all those Delivermews with some healthy snacks

So we might be locked down right now but that’s no excuse for chowing down the cheese.  Save piling on the pawnds by keeping your snacks healthy. Whilst we prefur tuna, we are reliably infurmed that you hoomans should eat your vegetapawls. Bear Pause is obsessed with carrots and hair she is determined to get her veggie fix:

4. Order some treats online

Treat pawself to someowthing fun, the great thing is that it’ll arrive in a box. Efurypawdy loves boxes! They are so purrsatile. You can sit in them. You can chew them. You can sit in them. Ameowzing.

Petrus Pause is having a nibble:

5. Expurriment with new tastes

Visiting your fafurite restaurants might be on paws at the meowment but that shouldn’t stop you furm expawimenting with food. Rooney Pause is the inspurration behind Pause Cat Cafe and he keeps owner Jaya in check at home. Rooney has difurse tastes and he’s not shy to try something mew… that bread roll is purrty tasty:

6. Learn a mew skill

Creativity helps while away the hours and keeps your brain active. Turn off Netflix and grab something a litterl more interactive. Crafting, pawticulture, culinary meowsterpieces…whatever tickles your fancy.  Purractice makes pawfect. When Bear isn’t chewing carrots you can find her brushing up her mewsical skills, playing the piano:

7. Diffurent transpawtation

Lockdown is a great time for using the car less and trying out new meowds of transpawtation to get your groceries. Plenty of people are getting into walking, cycling, electric scooters…we pampurred cats at Pause prefur to ride in style on our hooman taxis. Clifford Pause is the king of the cafe and thus travels in suitably regal fashion:

8. Sharing is caring

It can be a trying time when we are cooped up toge-fur.  What better way to bond than to share a meal? Rooney demonstrates this ethos purrfectly by letting his slave know that it’s his turn for some peas. Bring that fork here hooman!

9. Create a comfy space to relax

If you have to stay in then best make it cosy! Create yourself a comfy cat-cave haven at home. ‘Be more cat’ by snuggling up with cushions, blankets, hot water bottles, soft lighting and relaxing mewsic. Here’s Bear to show you how it’s done:

10. Maintail family bonds

Make sure you take a leaf out of ginger bros Max and Pumpkin’s book and maintail your family bonds. Whefur it be online or in purrson, set aside some time to show your loved ones you really care, especially if you’ve been a bit snappy lately.  Don’t furget to say “I love mew”.  You nefur know when you’ll be seeing them again…unless you are locked down togefur, in which case you do know. All the time. You see each other all the time. 

Good efurt

Concatulations, you made it to the end of the artickle! See what great stamina you have?  You defurnately have what it takes to get through the rest of lockdown. We believe in you. You’re doing great and it’s all fur a good cause. Keep up the great work and stay safe peeps. When it’s time to resurface we’ll be hair waiting with love and snuggles. Looking furward to seeing you again on the other side of this crazy time.

With love from the Pause Kitties

Cartoon mascots of the Pause Cat Cafe rescue cats

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