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Taking a walk around your garden is such a simple, yet thrilling, experience for kitty. This is something I often do with my feline friends, as well as my furbabies, & they absolutely love it!

It can be particularly pleasurable for those who may be a little nervous & do not go outside very often. They feel so much more comfortable with the presence of a familiar in close proximity.

Take a 10-15 minute walk around your garden, observing & interacting with nature.

If you have catnip, silver-vine or valerian growing, pinch a little & extend this to your feline for some sensory enrichment. Brush a hand across your rosemary, mint &/or any feline-friendly fragrant herbs, to reignite their luscious scent.

There is no lack of fallen leaves & dry, broken twigs at this time of year, so get creative & turn them into objects for a little playful enrichment, rustle them through the bushes or throw them across the lawn.

You can take a teaser toy out with you {like a feathered wand} mimicking that of their favourite prey & encouraging exercise. Keeping your feline active throughout the day is a great way to keep them stimulated; mentally & physically healthy, & they’ll have no trouble sleeping on your schedule by the end of a productive day.

With our first weekend in lockdown, there’s no excuse not to spend quality time with your kitty. As a bonus, the best pictures are taken in natural daylight, so seize opportunity to capture the adventure with your little lion in action - tag me @the.wingless.bird & share your experience!


Situated in the heart of East Dulwich The Wingless Bird is an exclusive cat sitting service which tailors to the individual needs of you & your cat. The Wingless Bird is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care, using 10 years of experience working along side charity shelters, like The Celia Hammond Animal Trust, whilst maintaining the most competitive rates to date. Through an exceptional interest in working with timid, feral & cat colonies The Wingless Bird services can & have been particularly beneficial to those who have rescued &/or nervous cats & cats with a troubled history that may be finding it difficult to settle into their new home.

Whether you are on holiday, in hospital or suffering a disability, busy or away for lengthy periods of time, at home & need extra support... The Wingless Bird provides the undivided care & attention that every cat needs.

The Wingless Bird is a registered professional London pet sitter, based in East Dulwich, providing home visits, as a stress-free alternative to catteries. Feline First Aid certified & DBS checked, with a higher education in feline behaviour.





by The Wingless bird

From the Ancient Greek αἴλουρος . aílouros . meaning “cat.”