‘Feline’ The Need for Me-Time

Just lately the cats and I have been ‘feline’ the need for me-time. I’ve previously written about how all consuming life with a puppy and a toddler is, but I hadn’t mentioned how difficult it is for my poor feline friends, Kitty and Earl Grey. You see the thing is everyone wants to give them attention, everyone wants to be their friends and play with them, but all they want is to be left alone. I mean you can’t blame them can you, an over excited toddler and a yappy puppy are hardly their ideal playmates.

As for me? Between being a parent (of the toddler and animal variety), working from home, housework and everything else, me-time just doesn’t present itself very often. Instead I listen to the constant drone of mooommmmm (where did she pick up that American twang?) while shouting at the dog for chasing the cats and chopping onions.

So, when Whiskas® got in touch about their Kitten Kollege School’s Out themed campaign the cats and I decided to get involved and make the most of unwinding and having fun, whilst enjoying our delicious treats of course! We sent Aria, daddy and Dobby packing, cracked out the cucumber slices, treats and toys and just chilled out. Pure bliss.

'Feline' The Need for Me-Time'Feline' The Need for Me-Time

My cats have very different ideas on how to relax. Kitty is older and more relaxed, she loves a fuss, rubbing her head in mine and willingly providing kisses; Earl on the other hand, he is still a baby and prefers to unwind by going a little crazy; maybe it’s all the Whiskas kitten food we feed him. One thing all three of us have in common is that treats make us very happy. Kitty and Earl’s favourites are Whiskas Temptations, while I prefer a good old cup of coffee along with a bar of chocolate.

'Feline' The Need for Me-Time

As difficult as it can be, we really should prioritise me-time more often, for both us and our feline friends, the kittens in the below video sure know how to unwind!

*This post is a collaboration with WHISKAS®, but all thoughts are my own. Check out their website for more information on their cat food and their YouTube channel for fantastic Kitten Kollege videos.*

Kitten Kollege Yearbook

Hopefully by now you’ve met our new kitten, Earl Grey, well Earl is quite naughty so when WHISKAS® got in touch and mentioned sending him to Kitten Kollege I just had to get involved! You see Kitty is an older, more sensible cat, she has fully graduated Kitten Kollege and is a real role model, she earned her cap and gown along with a load of respect and biscuits a long time ago.

Earl on the other hand, he thinks that he deserves his cap and gown and he spends a lot of time on the books in an attempt to earn them…

Cat posing on dictionary and thesaurus

but unfortunately for Earl he just isn’t clever enough yet, I mean come on, he hasn’t even worked out that he is a kitten yet, he is convinced that he is a lion parading around with his mane and bullying everyone in sight…

grey and white kitten with white moustache wearing lion mane photo booth prop

thankfully when it comes to dealing with Aria he is more of a gentle kitten than a fearsome lion, but that doesn’t stop him making sure that she knows when he wants to play with her…

#catshaming kitten with cat shaming sign i scram my toddler's feet when i want someone to play with me

In  fairness to Earl, he is only giving as good as he gets, and he takes it all in his stride…

#babyshamming photobooth prop i pulled my kitten's tail and laughed when he meowed

Earl Grey, it is going to be a little while before you are ready to graduate from Kitten Kollege, in the meantime please just stop climbing up my curtains!

Does your cat/kitten need to go back to Kitten Kollege? If so, why? I would love to see some photos! Feel free to tweet me and @whiskas_uk with your funny stories.

*This post is a collaboration with WHISKAS®, but all thoughts are my own. Check out their website for more information on their cat food and their YouTube channel for fantastic Kitten Kollege videos*