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If you know me, you know that this furry little sidekick has been my best friend for my entire adult life! I got him for my 18th birthday and we have had SO many adventures together. So many life changes. His name is Armani and if there was a cat out there made for me, he’s it. I adopted him from the Humane Society. I remember walking in and looking for a kitten. But then I saw this sweet little stray cat, a bit older, who was estimated to be about a year old. He winked at me and put his paw on the glass to my finger. I was sold. And we’ve been a family ever since!
He has flown with me several times, including internationally (First Class, I may add), and we’ve taken 3 cross country road trips together. He loves travel and really loves hotels. I’m thankful to have had this little guy for as long as I have! Today, I turned 33 and that means that Armani is about 16 years old…which makes him an old man in cat years! While he moves a bit slower and sleeps a little longer, he’s still the sweet cat I fell in love with 15 years ago. Today, I’m collaborating with New TIDY CATS® Free & Clean™ Unscented Clumping Litter to share his daily routine!
WATCH ARMANI’S MORNING ROUTINE VIDEO HERE:
Armani is a people cat. He loves to sleep in the bed or on the couch. He prefers to be near someone. Some nights he will sleep with Aidan and other night’s he will sleep with us. He loves sleeping as much as I do and usually he won’t get up until his human companion does. I think that’s so cute!
After he wakes up and has breakfast, he will make a trip to the litter box. I recently went shopping for him at Target and picked up some Purina® New TIDY CATS® Free & Clean™ Unscented Clumping Litter for him. We really love this brand and the new packaging is so pretty! I love the mint colored lid! (Side note, these buckets make great storage containers for things once the litter is all gone!)
I also picked up a few other things for him to celebrate our 15 years together! Target currently has a deal going in the store that gives you $10 off a $40 pet purchase when you text the number on the posted sign with a code. You can see the signs all throughout the pet section. It was a great deal so I couldn’t pass up getting him some more fun things that I’ll share below!
Armani used to eat and eat and eat. Now he’s more of a snacker. He will walk around the house and snack throughout the afternoon.
Once he is full, he likes to look out the window and watch the birds and the trees blowing in the wind. He LOVES outside but he is an indoor cat. We will occasionally take him outside to watch the kids play but for the most part, he is always indoors perched at a window as happy as can be. He also loves to be really warm, so he will try to find any patch of sun coming in front the window so he can lay in that spot.
He doesn’t have as much energy as he used to, but he does still like to play. I got him some adorable little computer mice and a feather on a stick. He really loved the mice! So cute to see that he still loves playing!
Since I tend to work late at night after the kids are asleep, I usually try to fit in an afternoon nap. Armani almost always joins me!
At the end of the day, we get the kids ready for bed and Armani will usually go lay with Aidan. They’ve become quite close which is so adorable! (Aidan sleeps on the bottom bunk so it’s the only bed Armani can get to in their room.)
That’s about it! It may sound like there isn’t much to his day, but throughout the day he gets to watch our kids play and just enjoy being surrounded by our entire family. He is such a special part of our family and it makes me happy to know that my kids are big enough to remember him and build their own relationships with him!
In addition to the TIDY CATS litter, I picked up all of this for Armani: A new litter mat, a food/water dish, a rubber mat to go under the food/water dish, some catnip, some treats, nail cutters, and a few new toys. I’m glad I got to get some fun things for Armani and I still can’t believe that we’ve been a family for 15 years! If you are considering a pet for your family, cats make such great companions. I highly recommend adopting a pet. They provide so much joy!
More about Purina® New TIDY CATS® Free & Clean™ Unscented Clumping Litter:
I chose TIDY CATS Free & Clean litter because I really like the way that Free & Clean offers you the odor-absorbing power of activated charcoal plus TidyLock® Protection to lock away odors—giving you the clean you need free of the stuff you don’t. The odor-absorbing charcoal really helps keep the house smelling fresh and clean, which is really important to me as a mom of three. The Tidy Cats Free & Clean litter is available in traditional clumping (which we got) and also in the lightweight litter (that can prevent ammonia order for 2 weeks)! If you have a cat, you definitely need to try new Tidy Cats Free & Clean Unscented litter at Target! Look for the mint colored lid on the 35 lb buckets! Don’t forget to text Target for the coupon!
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Owner and operator of Paperclips & Pacis, a lifestyle blog sharing the best of #momlife and #entrepreneurship. Wife to Drew, Mommy to Andrew (age 4), Aidan (age 3), and Avalynn (newborn). Cat mom x2. Lover of Disney World, office supplies, and social media. Instagram: @paperclipsandpacis