Let’s face it with cats you know where you stand, you know that you’re only real function in life is to fulfil your furry pal’s dreams and wishes. But why do we love our cats so much? There are obviously countless reasons, but here at Cat in a Flat we have pulled together just 5 reasons to start with…

1.     When you’ve gained a cat’s trust, you can pretty much conquer the world. 

But if you suspect something is up with your little fur baby, perhaps take a look here for some practical tips and what to be mindful about.

 

 

2.     Cats can communicate in a number of ways 

How amazing is a cat purring? Probably one of the most relaxing sounds around… but did you know that the sound of a cat purring can actually mean a multitude of different things

  • Indicating happiness; when a cat is evidently relaxed and purring you can safely assume they are content.
  • Hunger; sometime when cats are hungry they mix purring with a cry – sometimes likened to a baby’s cry – this is because cats are in fact geniuses and have worked out that humans will respond to something if it sounds like a baby cry – clever little furballs.
  • Kitten & Mother bond; The ultimate bonding tool. It’s one of the first things kittens are able to do, and it lets their Mum know that they’re doing ok!
  • Relief; Quite unexpectedly cats actually purr when they are hurt, it acts as a soothing mechanism, rather like a child sucking their thumb.

3.     Cats just make you feel great!

Cats are pretty awesome, we are aware of this but did you that cats have been proven to be great for the soul?

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  • Mental health: The Mental Health Foundation has reported that the companionship of a cat or dog offers can reduce anxiety and stress and can help us live mentally healthier lives.
  • Living a long & healthy life: The Nest has also reported that owning a beautiful feline could actually help you live a longer life – what better excuse do you need to own a cat – ever lasting life?
  • Great companions for elderly people: Inevitably when we grow old, there aren’t as many people around us as there were in previous years. Cats and other pets can not only reduce depression in the older generation, but can reduce blood pressure.
  • Help Alzheimer’s sufferers: A cat or dog can be known to form a strong bond with a person suffering from Alzheimer’s – you may even know of a bond like this? If so, let us know!

4.     Cats are hilarious

How many times has your cat made you cry laughing? I’d imagine quite a few times, cats are renowned for their spontaneous, over the top yet agile reactions – but sometimes these don’t entirely go to plan.

Here are just a handful of classic examples of cats being entirely ridiculous:

– Being ninjas is just in the day job:

 

– When you’ve got something you need to say:

 

– Because they love yoga:

 

5.     Cats are the cutest…

Yes everyone loves a puppy, and maybe even a bunny, but it’s hard to top a cat, or indeed a kitten on cuteness levels. Here’s your daily dose to make your day just that little bit better… awhh.

 

Author: Emily Sexton-Brown