Cat Lovers | A species of their own!
Cat lovers, According to one Australian study, cat owners do have better psychological health than people without pets. On questionnaires, they claim to feel happier, more confident, less nervous, and focus and face problems in their lives better. A warm cat on your lap, giving your thighs a good kneading, is one of the best forms of stress relief.
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Cats offer a constant presence, unburdened by the cares of the world, that can make all our little worries and anxieties seem superfluous. As journalist Jane Pauley said, “You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.”
Cat lover’s light is the perfect way to have a cat in your house if you travel a lot.
Adopting a cat could be good for your kids, too: In a survey of more than 2,200 young Scots ages 11-15, kids who had a strong bond with their kitties had a higher quality of life. The more attached they were, the more they felt fit, energetic, and attentive, and less sad and lonely; and the more they enjoyed their time alone, at leisure, and at school.
With their gravity-defying antics and yoga-like sleeping postures, cats may also cajole us out of our bad moods.
In one study, people with cats reported experiencing fewer negative emotions and feelings of seclusion than people without cats. In fact, singles with cats were in a bad mood less often than people with a cat and a partner. (Your cat is never late for dinner, after all.)