There's nothing better than having a companion in the house that you can always rely on to be there for you. In some ways, having a cat around is like having someone there to talk to if you're ever feeling lonely or down in the dumps. It doesn't matter that they aren't a person, most of the time we just need to vent our feelings or frustrations and they will sit there happy as anything as long as you're giving them the attention they desire. There are many reasons why you should be spoiling your cat if you have one so let's take a look at some of them.
Your relationship with your cat is a two-way street and they deserve as much happiness from it as you do. They're going to revel in the fact you're showing them with attention every day and the fact you enjoy it is even better. The relationship you build with them is going to create happiness for you in your life and will hopefully make everything seem better.
When a cat comes from a rescue home it's safe to say that they've probably had a reasonably difficult life up until this part. If you're looking at getting a rescue then you're an animal person and you know that no animal deserves to have a bad life. The rest of your fluffy friend's life is going to be the best it possibly can be and nothing will stop you in making that happen!
Strengthen Your Bond
If you're showing your cat with affection then they're going to see you as someone to love and cherish back. If you want a decent relationship with your cat in any way, shape or form then the only way to maintain that is to show them how much you care for them first. Cat's work in a way similar to many humans, to get the respect you have to show respect format and they mean business when it comes down to it. Enjoy your life with your feline even more by showing them the love you want to receive.
Cat's need a certain amount of affection to stay healthy within your home and it's easy to see when a feline isn't receiving the attention they deserve. Often what happens is they can show signs of distress and in some of the worst-case scenarios, can end up with stress-related diseases. The experts at FelineLiving.net suggest you should be monitoring your cat's health on a daily basis and making sure they're living the best life they possibly can. In some situations, cats can start to lose their hair and over clean when they are stressed which can lead to many other problems. As a simple rule, give your cat attention every day to avoid any kind of problems related to their mental wellbeing.
There isn't anyone that owns a cat that will tell me that messing around with them isn't fun, even if it's for a few minutes. I used to love playing with my cats on the living room floor with the numerous toys my partner had bought for them. You can make them dart around at a quite impressive speed and encourage their natural hunting reflexes by throwing around toys of what they might hunt in the wild. You can spend hours with your four-legged friends playing and having fun, and don't forget, it's not just you that's enjoying this playtime.
This is a category I am a little apprehensive to talk about, mainly due to the number of overweight cats I see on social media, but it's something that when done in moderation will fill your cat with joy. Obviously you'll need to feed them every day, they're like us in that fact, but on the odd occasion, you can give them a special bowl of food, or even some treats. You can purchase certain cat treats that clean their teeth so they have multiple benefits when giving them out, nobody likes cat breath at the best of times, especially after feeding them a special bowl of tuna!
Owning a cat is fantastic, owning two is even better! You can sit and watch them for hours on end playing around with each other and getting into mischief. Many people use cats as a way of finding a purpose in their life and it's a brilliant exchange. There are so many cats that need a home and when it's that fun, it's a no brainer. You should spoil your cats in every way you can, but remember to do so within reason. A spoilt cat can become your own worst enemy! Make sure you keep certain treats to a minimum but never shy away from a good playtime session, they will benefit more than you realize just from having someone to play with for a while.
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Help! My Friend Is a No Show
Dear Armchair Psychologist,
I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.
Dear Sadsies,I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.
I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!
- The Armchair Psychologist