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Cats are Theraputic~A Cat Lover's Story

Updated on October 6, 2011

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.

Do you find cats theraputic

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      TechTrendy 6 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.

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      schoolgirlforreal 6 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 6 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.

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      schoolgirlforreal 7 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 7 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!!

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      schoolgirlforreal 7 years ago

      Mary Renee


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      MaryRenee 7 years ago

      lovely hub :) your cat is adorable :)

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      schoolgirlforreal 7 years ago

      the voice,

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

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

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      thevoice 7 years ago from carthage ill

      terrific great pet hub love reading thanks