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Cats Are Theraputic. A Cat Lover's Story!

Updated on May 2, 2020
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Rose writes from the perspective of a cat owner and cat enthusiast.

This is a happy cat!

How happy is your cat?
How happy is your cat?

Cats as pets

Most people know that animals and pets in general are theraputic for people.

Cats are one pet that can be very theraputic for people. And they are big enough to hug yet not so big that you have to feed them alot of food.

How are they theraputic? They tend to pick up on our emotions very well. When I'm sad, my cat comes and stays with me; as cats do with sick people in hospitals or homes.

My cat does something really cute. He will climb up on my and sit on my chest with his head over my shoulder like a baby. This is a hug from him. His name is Lenny. He came with this name and he was 17 pounds! I got him from an ad on the computer.

My cat is very sensitive to old people. When he visited my parents house, they told me how much they loved him for cuddling with them, and watching over them when they were feeling ill.

Cats are some people's best friend. They are there for you and are good company.

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My current kitty friend's name is Zuk! Here is some about him

I will explain that first of all, this article was written many years ago and sadly, Lenny is no longer with me. I guess that is why this article was so short, as I had edited it and didn't know where to go from there; what else to speak of; now I realize I can continue with other cat loves in my life.


My current cat love is Zuk. He is a beautiful, tiger cat of 8.5 years. I got him when he was about 1.5 yrs old. His former owners told me he was jealous of them having had a baby so they needed to get him a new home.

Zuk has been amazing! Not only is he so handsome (he is black, grey, brown and white with a beautiful black line down his back and tail; with beautiful stripes of grey/black/brown and white on his feet and chest!

Zuk is very intelligent! He has a lot of energy. He loves to play and chase the light toy most of all but he has many toys and I notice them moved and that's how I know he played with them while I was away.

Zuk seems to know his name. He is a little like a dog in that he comes often when called, which is unusual for cats I hear. Zuk has always been very affectionate. He loves hugs and to be patted and is always friendly with guests.

He sometimes eats with his paws. It's really cute! He will sit in front of his bowl of dry food, and pull out some food with his paw and eat it either from his paw or on the floor. He loves his wet fancy feast.

He is spoiled rotten as it should be right?




How Zuk is very intelligent and feisty!

One day I had my sleep apnea mask on and sometimes it's hard for me to breathe. Zuk chewed holes in it to get me to "wake up"; I think he worried I was suffocating. At first I was shocked and upset; I didn't know what to do.

I learned to train him not to chew it anymore by using a spray bottle. Now I am more careful with the sleep apnea machine. I make sure the tank of water is always full. And it's working better.

If I had a nightmare, Zuk would often wake me up!!!!

Also, if I was thinking negatively, immediately he would meow to distract me. He is an empathic cat!!!!!!

Zuk is also naughty....

He loves clawing leather furniture!!!

He tries to chew almost anything

He slaps me on my hand with his paw when he wants more attention!!!!!

He has different meows. The sound difference is subtle, but I can usually tell if he's 1) hungry 2) wants attention 3) wants to play 4)wants to play a lot!!!!

I have never noticed my other cats to be like Zuk. He is certainly a very interesting and exciting cat to be around!

I love when he lays down on my bed next to me, or climbs on my chest to hug me, or sits on my arm chair next to me.

He is so funny when he drinks out of my water glass.

I would love to hear something funny or interesting about YOUR cat!!!! Please share in the comments below!!!!!

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    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      6 months ago

      Demas,

      Lol lol lol!

      That's hilarious, cats are not very obedient for sure!

    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 

      6 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Stretching to reach as far as he can toward the door handle, Mau-Mau is telling us he wants to go outside. In the morning he talks up a streak saying he wants me to go downstairs to feed him. If I am not downstairs where I can see him, he comes up to either sit in my lap, or to let me know he wants to go out, by not so gently digging his claws into my trousered leg. He sleeps in patches of sunlight until he is warmed, and then moves into the shade. We can tell him "No." and he believes it means what it says. That's obedience for you.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      6 months ago

      Demas, I hope this is long enough lol.....let me know, and thanks for the feedback my friend!

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 months ago

      Demas,

      Yes sir! I will do my best to get on that!

      I agree with you too.

      Remember psalm 91 the psalm of protection!!

      Also

      II Tim 1:7

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      Demas W Jasper 

      7 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Now we are told that our cats can contract the COVID-19 virus! Surely Satan had a hand in that from the git-go. Just remember that one third of the heavenly host is still hanging around this place and messes with anything good, of which cats must be prime targets for their loving natures.

      Well written, but much too short. Keep adding on, or write and illustrate again in a new Hub. I'll be waiting.

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      TechTrendy 

      8 years ago

      Just a quick revision I meant to say "Pet owners tend to have lower blood pressure...I think I typed that at 2 AM this morning lol. I had to laugh at the neighbor with 6 cats because I know if I don't watch myself I WILL be that person. I started with one and ended with three, it's just so hard not to have a soft spot for a kitten that pounces and purrs at your feet.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      8 years ago

      Good point, TechTrendy. I lost Lenny awhile back, he was outside and disappeared. I've accepted that fact and moved forward, now I have a kitty from a neighbor named Fredo, a female longhaired grey cat. She was constantly sneezing--neighbor says allergic to herself. Anyways, I cleaned her up good and she stopped. Sad she was neglected......anyways, I think we will both make each other very happy as she is a very relaxing cat...she's falling asleep in my arms/on my laps watching tv and purring, sleeps at the foot of the bed, and is very nice. She does like a lot of attention...which I try to do though I'm busy with paperwork, on the computer, cleaning house, etc. I think the best time for us to 'hang out' is watching tv or sleeping and when I brush her, pretty much daily to keep her from sneezing!!!

      She's a nice cat about 6yrs old. My neighbor had to give her up because she had 6 cats.....LOL!

      Hopefully we will grow to be good pals of course and hopefully she wont be too 'demanding' lol but......As you say they are pains occassionally and it's worth it in the end.

      One of my fav things like I say is brushing her. She likes to be clean and I care that she is. (No cat of mine is not going to be clean. LOL)

      Thanks so much for your comment :))

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      TechTrendy 

      8 years ago

      Hi Schoolgirl, Your cat looks like it's smiling which makes you want to smile. I love my cat's even when they are being pains. I have read articles where it says those with Cat's and even Dog's tend to have lower blood pressure because they act as calming mechanisms in our brain. It's hard to stay constantly mad when a soft purring cat is laying on you just enjoying your company.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      10 years ago

      Thankyou :) Sending them my love as well and hello from my cat Lenny!

      Cats are awesome, they don't yell or speak back, and are relaxing creatures.

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      epigramman 

      10 years ago

      ...well I should know all about cats because my two best friends are Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel.

      I live for my cats and I tell them everyday that I love them - and they just look up and say - 'FEED ME' - so in closing after they eat - lol - they both send you their love!!

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      10 years ago

      Mary Renee

      thanks!

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      MaryRenee 

      10 years ago

      lovely hub :) your cat is adorable :)

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      10 years ago

      the voice,

      Hi! Thanks so much! I love when people like my hubs :-)

      So glad....I love my cat :)

    • thevoice profile image

      thevoice 

      10 years ago from carthage ill

      terrific great pet hub love reading thanks

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