Finding the Purr-fect Wedding GiftPublished December 15, 2008
The month of June is a purr-fect time to get married. Since June was named after Juno, the protecting Roman goddess of marriage and the household, couples who tie the knot during the month of June may be blessed with an extra measure of good luck. Many of us will be invited to weddings this month. We wrack our brains in an attempt to find the ideal gift for the happy pair. We want our gifts to be unique and truly cherished. If you are a cat lover, it may occur to you that as the happy couple begins their new lives together, getting them a cat for a wedding gift might be a brilliant idea. I hate to rain on your parade, but with all the frantic wedding preparations, the honeymoon and just getting settled into their new "digs," gifting them with a feline may not be the cat's meow. But on the other hand, if your friends have been discussing the possibility of adding a bundle of feline fur into their home, an excellent gift alternative (to an actual kitten) would be to provide them with all the necessary goodies for their new arrival. This will assure the new cat "parents" will not have to go last minute shopping. Litter boxes, litter, pooper scoopers, catnip toys and a well designed cat tree, which the cat can use to stretch her body fully while she hangs out surveying her new domain safely on a high perch, are definitely gifts that will be appreciated. Gift certificates for feline-related products at fine pet stores are also always welcome. Books about cat care come in handy for your friends who want to learn more about their cat's behavior, health issues and their nutritional requirements. For those folks on your gift list who already are blessed with a ball or two of fur, items which are consistent with their love of felines are always welcome. For a special treat why not consider giving them a feline photo shoot performed by a cat savvy photographer. Other artistic items that are feline oriented include striking calendars and statues which are always in vogue. My cat-only veterinarian has decorated her office with everything feline themed -- right down to the toilet paper holders and switch plates. I am always delighted to visit her clinic because of the charming new items she has added to the decor that demonstrate her love of cats. If you are looking for some other fabulous gifts, your search is over. You can visit many fascinating websites to find gifts that will always be treasured. But be forewarned that you may be tempted to buy a few things for yourself, especially if you are as avid a cat lover as I. Here's a website to check out for the cat lover: Gifts for Cat Lovers Of course in keeping with all things feline, the occasional couple will even wish to include their adored cat in their wedding ceremony. Often in place of the traditional ring bearer, this lucky feline may find herself all decked up in ribbons and lace as they carry a little basket holding the wedding rings. I would recommend that this be attempted only with a laid-back breed such as a Persian or Scottish Fold, who are often referred to as "fluffy doorstops."