Cat Reading Nooks
I have been featuring a number of reading nooks to inspire you to set one - or a few - up in your own living space. Reading nooks are a wonderful way to take a time out, unplug, and reduce stress from our very busy lives.
Part of a reading nook includes having a pet. Giving a pet attention has been proven to reduce blood pressure, take our minds off our troubles and reduce stress. For those who need help with taking a nap, also a good thing to do in a reading nook, cats would be handy to have since they are such experts at napping.
And at my house, my cats have their own reading nooks so here are a few tips on setting up cat reading nooks:
Place the cat reading nooks in a sunny window. There are few things a cat loves more than looking out the window. Helps if the window has a bird feeder outside to watch.
Cat reading nooks, like people reading nooks, can also have greenery.
Make sure any plant you place nearby behaves itself. I apparently have plants that jump out and require some periodic feline discipline.
Every self-respecting reading nuc should have a place to hold books and magazines. And since this is a cat reading nook, it should also hold...
In reading nooks, blankets are handy for naps. In cat reading nooks, cover any favorite reading spots with a blanket to prevent cat hair from collecting. I also have fake fur chair pads that help keep the chair warm.
For those cats interested in learning, give them a guide to learn how to read. Each cat will learn at their own pace.
Shsssh, try to keep interruptions down to a minimum.