Cats Make You Happier And Healthier!
Have you ever wondered what it is about your cat that makes you happy? Is it their laid back lifestyle? Sudden mad moments? Or just the fact that they can be so funny and cute…
Sure, they lead far less stressful lives than their human counterparts on most days, but that doesn’t discredit their innate ability to sit perfectly still, sometimes hours on end, and just appreciate the present moment. From their coveted spot on the windowsill to their reserved perch on top of the bookshelf, they watch the world before them come and go with ease.
Any cat owner will tell you that these creatures are as hilarious as they are cute. From playful mishaps to outright fails, it’s impossible not to laugh (a little at their expense) and subsequently reap the benefits of such outbursts.
“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” — Mark Twain
Unlike their canine frenemies who leap at the chance to sprint out the front door, chase the tennis ball down the hallway or gobble up the bag of spilled treats off the kitchen floor, cats tend to pick and choose their battles more carefully. They take that extra moment to look, think and ponder from afar before deciding if the current attraction is truly worth their attention. They even move more intentionally as they climb to seemingly impossible heights and then find safe ways to get down. They are thoughtful, strategic and deliberate — all characteristics their owners value and even hope to embody themselves.
“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” — Ernest Hemingway
While cats are known for their calm and collected demeanor, they’re not afraid to totally lose it — physically as well as emotionally — when the mood strikes. And as it turns out, that kind of expression can help their owners as well.
One of the biggest benefits of a pet is their ability to ease our feelings of loneliness. They are often the best listeners we could ask for at the end of a trying day, and the looks on their faces as we walk through the front door remind us that there is always someone excited to see us.