Is there a limit of what we’ll do for our fur babies?

cat with pet grass
Olive with her first container of pet grass.

I worry about my cat’s happiness. It’s difficult to gauge if she’s depressed, feeling normal or happy. Cats don’t let you know much. At least this one doesn’t. I worry about Olive because she has spent 10 years as an indoor/outdoor creature and now she’s strictly indoors. I worry that she misses hiding in our bushes, laying in the grass, hunting for birds and insects.

A friend suggested I get a catio for her. We eventually will do that, but so far the people we’ve called to build one haven’t returned our calls. In the meantime, I saw “animal grass” at the grocery store and bought some. It’s a blend of different grasses including rye, oats, barley and alfalfa. I thought Olive would like to have a bit of nature inside with her.

Olive is wild for it. She rubs her face in it, chews on it and spends her days next to the grass. The bad news is it doesn’t last forever. I’ve gone through four or five containers and now the store doesn’t carry it.

So, on Amazon I ordered some cat grass from The Cat Ladies that I had to grow myself.

The Cat Ladies organic grass sprouting.
My cat grass sprouted in two days!

Then not to be outdone, my husband ordered a kitty pack online from Fresh Patch. So far the kitty likes the original animal grass best. I put her on the Fresh Patch and when I quit petting her she jumps off. But, she does lay down next to it. We are also tempting her with a container of her original best liked “Animal Grass Organic” on top of it.

Fresh Patch kitty patch of grass.
A Fresh Patch of grass for Olive.

Is there a limit to what we will do for our pets? Have you tried pet grass for your dogs or cats and how did they like it?