Why is December such a hard time on cats? It seems so many leave for The Bridge in this month.
Is it the short days that depress them?
Less time outside for those who DO go outside? Or just fewer sunpuddles for those who stay inside?
Do the longer nights just suggest going into "forever"?
It seems to me that we lose more cat-friends in December than any other month, and I don't know why...
The short days sadden ME. I have to fight it; I get depressed at this time of year too. But I know WHY. Maybe its harder when you DON'T know why maybe they just get saddened and all. Who knows the minds of our cats. We try, but as close as we feel toward them, we cannot ever truly understand their thoughts.
I just know that December is a real hard time on cats.
And so, for myself, and for the cats, I keep the house brightly lit, I keep them active, I stuff them with food, and I keep them on my lap as much as possible. I don't know if that makes the slightest bit of difference.
But it makes me feel good to try... Special places to make them happy.