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6 Reasons Why You Should Spoil Your Cat

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.

Happiness

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.

Rescues

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.

Health

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.

It's Fun

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.

Food

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.

How to Learn Much More From the Books You Read

It is one thing to read and another thing to understand what you are reading. Not only do you want to understand, but also remember what you've read. Otherwise, we can safely say that if we're not gaining anything from what we read, then it's a big waste of time.

Whatever you read, there are ways to do so in a more effective manner to help you understand better. Whether you are reading by choice, for an upcoming test, or work-related material, here are a few ways to help you improve your reading skills and retain that information.

Read with a Purpose

Never has there been a shortage of great books. So, someone recommended a great cookbook for you. You start going through it, but your mind is wandering. This doesn't mean the cookbook was an awful recommendation, but it does mean it doesn't suit nor fulfill your current needs or curiosity.

Maybe your purpose is more about launching a business. Maybe you're a busy mom and can't keep office hours, but there's something you can do from home to help bring in more money, so you want information about that. At that point, you won't benefit from a cookbook, but you could gain a lot of insight and find details here on how-to books about working from home. During this unprecedented year, millions have had to make the transition to work from home, and millions more are deciding to do that. Either way, it's not a transition that comes automatically or easily, but reading about it will inform you about what working from home entails.

Pre-Read

When you pre-read it primes your brain when it's time to go over the full text. We pre-read by going over the subheadings, for instance, the table of contents, and skimming through some pages. This is especially useful when you have formal types of academic books. Pre-reading is a sort of warm-up exercise for your brain. It prepares your brain for the rest of the information that will come about and allows your brain to be better able to pick the most essential pieces of information you need from your chosen text.

Highlight

Highlighting essential sentences or paragraphs is extremely helpful for retaining information. The problem, however, with highlighting is that we wind up highlighting way too much. This happens because we tend to highlight before we begin to understand. Before your pages become a neon of colored highlights, make sure that you only highlight what is essential to improve your understanding and not highlight the whole page.

Speed Read

You might think there have been no new ways to read, but even the ancient skill of reading comes up with innovative ways; enter speed reading. The standard slow process shouldn't affect your understanding, but it does kill your enthusiasm. The average adult goes through around 200 to 250 words per minute. A college student can read around 450 words, while a professor averages about 650 words per minute, to mention a few examples. The average speed reader can manage 1,500 words; quite a difference! Of course, the argument arises between quality and quantity. For avid readers, they want both quantity and quality, which leads us to the next point.

Quality Reading

Life is too short to expect to gain knowledge from just one type of genre. Some basic outcomes of reading are to expand your mind, perceive situations and events differently, expose yourself to other viewpoints, and more. If you only stick to one author and one type of material, you are missing out on a great opportunity to learn new things.

Having said that, if there's a book you are simply not enjoying, remember that life is also too short to continue reading it. Simply, close it, put it away and maybe give it another go later on, or give it away. There is no shame or guilt in not liking a book; even if it's from a favorite author. It's pretty much clear that you won't gain anything from a book that you don't even enjoy, let alone expect to learn something from it.

Summarize

If you're able to summarize what you have read, then you have understood. When you summarize, you are bringing up all the major points that enhance your understanding. You can easily do so chapter by chapter.

Take a good look at your life and what's going on in it. Accordingly, you'll choose the material that is much more suitable for your situation and circumstances. When you read a piece of information that you find beneficial, look for a way to apply it to your life. Knowledge for the sake of knowledge isn't all that beneficial. But the application of knowledge from a helpful book is what will help you and make your life more interesting and more meaningful.