The Perks of Living with a Cat

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Non-cat lovers will probably find it curious how cats’ relationships with their humans work. Notorious for being aloof and independent, cats are quite unlike most affectionate, outgoing, and playful dogs. But common perception aside, living with a feline companion has a lot of perks. And here are just some of them.

Requires less attention

Like any pets, cats need care and attention. But they require fairly less of the latter for most of the time. You do not have to take them out for walks and they can pretty much take care of amusing themselves if they want to. This often leaves cat owners with time to focus on other pursuits like reading or learning new things.

Reduces stress

Pets in general help in reducing stress. And cats are no exception. Studies show that a cat’s purr can lower stress level and aids healing of muscles after an injury. Living with cat can also be good in reducing anxiety and keeping you calm.

Provides companionship

Cats may be independent, but it does not mean that they are not good at providing companionship. They may not appear hyperactive like some dog breeds that can shower you with love. However, cats have their own ways of showing their affection. They can be sweet when they start seeking attention and contact. They also know how to play. You just have to take notice of the telltale signs of what they want when they start making contact with you.

Teaches life lessons

Live with cats long enough and you will learn a thing or two from them. A cat lounging with seemingly no care in the world can teach you about the art of relaxation. Their constant napping and resting may appear like laziness. But that may not be the case every time you see them lying around doing nothing. Their stillness is just the flipside of their brand of playfulness. And indulging in both is something that humans can learn from them.

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