Settling in

Getting Maizy adjusted to her new lifestyle was easier than I had expected. When taking in a new pet, it’s important to set up a comfortable environment for them. Cats are not like dogs in the sense of feeling right at home wherever they go, it usually takes more time for them. I immediately set up her bed, food, water, and litter box in my room so she had a confined space to slowly settle in.

The day after I decided to keep her, I took a trip to Walmart and bought all the essential necessities that she would need at my home, well ours. I started off with the cheapest litter box, litter, food bowls, etc. I could find. Keep in mind, i’m a broke college student that probably doesn’t need to be spending their extra dollars on this, but of course I did it anyways. I spent about $15 that shopping trip which ended up being so affordable… thank you Walmart! As time went by, I gradually started upgrading her utilities, which is a tactic to keep in mind when owning a new pet.

Although my first trip to the store was inexpensive, I realized over time how quickly buying food would add up in cost. I started to figure out options to make it as affordable as possible, which began with buying the wet food “Friskies” in the 6 ounce cans. When giving a cat wet food, the healthiest consumption amount is about 3 ounces. With that being said, I am able to split the can in half and save the rest for the next day. This has given me more bang for my buck and definitely saved many trips to the store.

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