Today we’d like to invite you all to share a story about your pet! How did your pet may it be a past or present one has changed your life and what was so special about them.
For us the story of our pets is directly linked to Katzenworld! If you had asked me 5 years ago if I’d ever be running a cat news website reaching more than 120.000 people across various different mediums I would have told you “no chance”! But this was before our first at the time little one joined us. 🙂
Oliver was a wee tiny kitten at the time but even when he first arrived he already loved eating my hair. 🙂
And the window sill was already one of his favourite places around!
But Oliver who came from a multi-cat household before he ended up in our local charity wasn’t happy on his own… so we went back to the charity to look for a friend for him.
And so shortly after Oliver, Nubia moved in! No, she didn’t come in that box but it was her favourite place while getting used to the new surroundings. And Oliver was so good with his new frightened little sister arriving. He gave her all the space she needed and taught us a lot about what some of us humans lack at times…
So how did this lead to Katzenworld?
Well, we setup Katzenworld now more than 4 years ago between 2 of our best friends and us that wanted to share our love of cats with a wider audience. Naturally, we turned to the internet but were disappointed that many sites listed under “Pets” were in fact all about the other furry four-legged friends; dogs. It wasn’t that we disliked dogs. But we wanted to create a place just for cat lovers to share their stories and experiences with each other. Because cats have changed our lifes significantly, they’ve taught us the value of what’s important in life and after all for many of us our pets are just as much our children as a human child. And so, the idea for the blog was born to create a medium for everyone to share their views and stories.
Of course, as many of you know the Katzenworld family of cats has doubled since but Oliver & Nubia will forever be a special part of our life! Sadly not just happy memories but also scary moments.
Some of you remember the time when Oliver was poorly as he had swallowed something that was not just not digestible but could have been dangerous… and once again our cats surprised us. When Oli came back from the vet Nubia spent a whole day on nursing duties to watch over Oliver while he was recovering from his injection to vomit out the foreign object. This incident also lead to us reminding everyone of how important it is to have a vet insurance for your pets without such an insurance, incidents like this can be extremely costly if not insurmountable for the pet guardians.
All 4 of our little ones are insured via Petplan Pet Insurance to ensure that we unexpected will never risk us not being able to care for our little ones.
So how did Rennie and Freya come along? Well Nubia having three paws just couldn’t keep up with the amount of playtime Oliver wanted… So we adopted Mr. Ren from a friend of ours who is very happy to be able to read about his adventures online. Little did we expect tho that he really wanted to curl up with another cat and sadly Oliver and Nubia both have the idea that cats are not meant to curl up with each other. 😉
And thus we went to look for a cat likely to fulfill being his cuddle buddy! Freya as many of you probably know only moved in a couple of months ago but she fullfilled Rennies need almost immediately. 🙂 We now have a very happy family there Mr. Ren and Oli will play with each other and Ren gets to curl up with his new cuddly buddy Freya.
Now it’s up to all of you! Share the story of your cat(s) with us and we will publish them here on Katzenworld to celebrate our pets stories. 🙂
Petplan wants to hear your Pet Stories too, so whether it is a recovery from illness or just their day to day mischief share your story on Petplan’s Facebook or Instagram using #PethoodStories
This post is in conjunction with Petplan who asked us to share our experience with our cats, but all thoughts are my own.