Kitties get bored! Views of the outside can entertain them.

How many times do we hear our friends say, I’m bored. Or better yet, when you were a kid, can you remember saying, ‘I’m bored’. This human sure can remember saying that endless times, and I sooooo wish, I had time to be bored, now.

Kittties get bored

Kitty Lenny spends lots of time watching fun stuff safely from the kitchen’s picture window.

With a full-time job, keeping up my blog ‘Paws for Reflection’, taking care of five cats and a big house, the word bored is not in my vocabulary any more.

Kitties get bored

The kitties, on the other hand, have lots of time of their paws. Just like people with lots of time on their hands, they get bored. And bored kitties, just like humans, can get into lots of mischief.

Kitties get bored

Siamese Linus watches it snow.

Kitties watch Snowy Owl to keep from being bored

Kitties and their human get a nice view of a Snowy Owl to keep them from getting bored.

Kitties get bored and this view of a Snowy Owl keeps them entertained

Kitties get bored and this view of a Snowy Owl keeps them entertained.

This Snowy Owl was a real treasure for the kitties and their human.

This Snowy Owl was a real treasure for the kitties and their human.

Kitties get bored, but these turkeys kept them entertained for a few hours.

Kitties get bored, but these turkeys kept them entertained for a few hours.

Views of these big birds keep kitties from getting bored.

Views of these big birds keep kitties from getting bored.

Views of these big birds keep kitties from getting bored.

Views of these big birds keep kitties from getting bored.

As responsible cat owners, it’s up to us to be sure they are entertained.  While we may invest a cat-load of dollars into fancy cat trees and toys, sometimes their entertainment comes from a great view of the outside world. While we humans can occupy our minds with the latest happenings of years, days, or months ago, cats don’t hold on to memories. They live in the moment. And when it’s not meal or nap time, they are looking for mental stimulation so they don’t get bored.

At the Paws household, we have a huge picture window in our kitchen, and all the kitties enjoy time sharing that spot. While it does not provide the best sun, it does provide some great viewing opps.

This winter was no different. Today, as we join The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie, blog hop, we want to share some of our views from this past winter. While many of these selfies are not of the Paws’ kitties, we thought we’d share some of the mega photos we’ve taken over the course of this past winter.

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

This Sunday Selfies Blog Hop is being hosted by Cat on My Head

It was a long one, and the kitties were very amused when they saw a flock of turkeys going through the back yard. They were not as thrilled about seeing the snow bury the TV dish. And the Snowy Owl, well, that’s just something they’ve never seen before (neither had their human).

Today, we share some of our many photos taken this past winter, capturing the kitties enjoying the outside, from the inside out.

Kitties get bored, too! Providing views of the outside world can help entertain them.

Kitties get bored

Kitties get bored, especially when it's a long hard winter.

Kitties get bored, especially when it’s a long hard winter.

TV dish get buried in snow. No TV to prevent kitties from getting bored.

TV Satellite dish get buried in snow. No TV to prevent kitties from getting bored.

Kitties get bored in winter. Here's their deck is submersed under snow.

Kitties get bored in winter. Here’s their deck is submersed under snow.

Kitties amused by this view of the outside, preventing them from getting bored.

Kitties amused by this view of the outside, preventing them from getting bored.

Squirrel's antics keep kitties from getting bored.

Squirrel’s antics keep kitties from getting bored. By the way, we used a cooling filter in Photoshop for this photo.

Squirrel dives into bird feeder keeping kitties from getting bored.

Squirrel dives into bird feeder keeping kitties from getting bored.

Outside views keep kitties from getting bored

This winter was no different. Today, as we join The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie blog hop, we want to share some of our views from this past winter. It was a long one, and the kitties were very amused when they saw a flock of turkeys going through the back yard. They were not as thrilled about seeing the snow bury the TV dish. And the Snowy Owl, well, that’s just something they’ve never seen before (neither had their human).

Today, we share some of our many photos taken this past winter, capturing the kitties enjoying the outside, from the inside out.

How do you keep your cats from getting bored? Do you find they are less bored in the summer, or does it matter what season it is? Please weigh in on this fun discussion. The snow is melting, and the kitties are very glad to see more sun. When the sun isn’t hitting their favorite spots, they come asking their human, where is it?

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Meet our Sunday Selfie Blog Hopping friends, and visit them for some pawsome fun!

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BJ Bangs is an established journalist, photographer, and an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including writing about them.

14 Responses to Kitties get bored! Views of the outside can entertain them

  1. I agree with this completely! When Bear gets bored, things get hairy. When I had Kitty, I didn’t have to worry about it. But Bear starts breaking and attacking things. I need to do better about playing with him and keeping him stimulated. Since I started the blog, I haven’t had the time to play with him every day.

    • BJ says:

      From what I’ve read, we should play with them for about 5 to 10 minutes, a couple times a week. I have to admit, I try to have them play with one another.
      Concats on your BlogPaws award? If you’re going to be at the conference this year, I gotta meet you.

  2. We are in Love with the snow owl. He is so full of attention, just like a kitty 😀 We loved your boring pictures, but found them not boring at all, on the contrary it was a pleasure to look at them…also knowing that Winter is finally over, makes them more special 😀
    When I feel bored, I first go in and out of the house and Granny has to open and close the door for me and after doing that for some time, I am going to sleep…for a long time. When Granny is bored, I do the same, so she has something to do…MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Tuesday 🙂 <3

    • BJ says:

      Nothing more fun than making your human open and close doors for you. Keeps kitties and their human entertained. We, also, love, the Snowy Owl, and what’s so cool, we could get close enough with a long lens to actually capture his face. Have a pawsome week!

  3. speedyrabbit says:

    mind you with wildlife tv like that to entertain you you shouldn’t get to bored,xx Speedy

  4. meowmeowmans says:

    You are so, so right! We always encourage our cats to check out the scene through the window. They always seem to enjoy. We have deer, squirrels and birds, but have not seen turkeys or snowy owls in the yard to date. 🙂

  5. Even I, an outdoor princess gets a little lost for things to do when it snows, so any distraction is good news, so long as it isn’t noisy. Looks like you have some very interesting wildlife come to your patch, mine is mainly mice rabbits and sparrows.
    Purrs, ERin

    • BJ says:

      The mice run too fast to capture them on film, and we’ve got plenty. The kitties do a pretty good job of keeping them under control, tho. No rabbits tho.

  6. Ellen Pilch says:

    Your kitties should never be bored. 🙂

  7. Athena says:

    Those are great views!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

    • BJ says:

      Thanks, Athena! Luv your art photos. Gotta find the time to get some art together to participate in your blog hop. Great idea.

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At Paws for Reflection, we're serious about cats, writing about cat health, cat rescue and cat news. We delve into why cats are the absolute best soul mates. We spring in a little humor with lots of travel tips, photos and a few feline tales, making Paws for Reflection a must stop for cat information on the cat crazed Internet. BJ is an award-winning blogger/journalist, communications professional and photographer.


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