By: Kathy Blumenstock
The first half of the astrological calendar’s cats are busy deciphering their horoscopes for this new year, wondering when to expect the good times in store, but if yours has a birthday that falls mid-summer through winter’s midst, see what’s on tap for your purring friend:
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Known for leadership and a stubborn streak, the Lion is also a glamour girl. This year she’ll want her surroundings to reflect her golden personality, with a cushy new bed, a window seat for a cat’s eye view of the world, and a challenging toy or two to keep boredom at bay. Leo cats are always on the prowl for new fun, counting on you to provide it!
Virgo (Aug. 23- Sept. 22): For Virgo cats, it’s the thrill of the chase that tickles their whiskers. Since your beloved feline stays safely indoors, create a mini-agility course to keep him amused and stimulated. Cats excel at leaping objects in their path; how yours would love to emulate an Olympic track star, or that Jack Russell next door! Bonus: exercise keeps cats trim and promises deeply sweet dreams.
Libra (Sept. 23- Oct 22): A feline smile, bestowed as rarely as a shower of diamonds, is a gift, and Libra cat knows how to keep those pearly whites, well, pearly and gums in the pink. Your smiling tabby will benefit from a routine of brushing with special cat tooth cleaner (NEVER use people toothpaste, it’s lethal for felines) and oral sprays to banish tartar. Your vet’s input can help keep Kitty grinning in Cheshire cat mode.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Social Scorpio cat would enjoy a gathering with two or three of your friends’ kitties visiting for an afternoon play date. Guests arriving in their own carriers will be surprised with a fun toy, and a chance to enjoy new companions, feline and human. Serve ice cream for your own friends, fave canned food canapés, for the kitties. You can also freeze tidbits for cats to chase and crunch. It’ll be the only party you throw where guests hide under the beds.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The Sagittarius cat loves center stage, and secretly dreams of a starring role in a cat food commercial. Give her career a boost by videotaping her in adorable action, showing her dramatic and comedic range. Then share that video online where friends, and fans, can say “Awwwww!” Offer to do an online promotion for a local cat rescue featuring your fabulous feline, and her talents will shine for a great cause.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Cats star in lots of books, so your Capricorn kitty will turn author this year. A personalized scrapbook “Cat’s Tale Of My Life” is a great way to celebrate your cat’s milestones, in words and pictures, a tangible tour of humble beginnings, fun memories, and one-of-a-kind joys, to be shared with a wide readership or just your cat’s most dedicated fans: himself and you.