We’ll make sure of it!
We’ll make sure of it!
Hey, humans- I know some of you are wound up tighter than a cheap clock these days- but did you know that we cats (and other pets you have) can feel your tension and anxiety too?
Humans use different things to relieve their stress- like vegging out in front of the tv (which can also cause stress)- getting on social media (which not only can drain hours out of your day, but can also add to your stress), and play video games (which can be good- but not for endless hours)… and some do better things like spending time with friends, reading, and exercise- or better yet, going to the beach, parks, or any place that is fun and relaxing.
But in case you never thought about it, there isn’t a lot your pets can do to relieve their anxiety if they are indoor pets, and particularly if you are preoccupied with other things and don’t spend time playing and interacting with them.
Did you know that playing and interacting with your pets helps relieve their feelings of loneliness and anxiety? It not only makes them happier, and gives them some exercise and stimulation, but it’s great for helping you to relax, feel less lonely and anxious, and even lowers your blood pressure!
And just as people don’t like to be ignored, or feel lonely, neither does your cat.
And like people, when cats get bored and lonely- they just might take matters into their own paws… *just sayin’. *
And if your cat gets jealous because you spend too much time on the computer, well- he might decide to do something to get your attention…
And if you get too busy to feed the cat, watch out when you go to fridge again- you may get an unpleasant reminder that the cat wants to eat too…
And if you don’t play with your cat, they will find other ways to get their exercise and entertainment…
Trust me, it’s just easier to play with your cat in the first place!
It’s time to take a break from all your cares and sorrows and laugh for a little bit- Enjoy! 😺
Our Can Opener has had a lot going on, and lots of visitors.
We’re making sure she’s resting whether she likes it or not. (She doesn’t).
We’ll be back soon!
Stage 4 Adenocarcinoma
Our humans are in the fight of their lives- but God is so good to them in it all. They are strong and Sushi and I are making sure they stay that way.
Their strength is from The Lord-not their own. So that’s good- because those two Can Openers wouldn’t have a chance otherwise!
Our Can Opener has almost forgotten its Christmas! The family was called in and she hasn’t had even time to think since all this started.
She asked me and Sushi to update you all and to thank you for not giving up on our blog- all of you are also her source of strength. Sushi doesn’t do anything but sleep and hiss when we walk to close to her tail, so I decided I’d better do it.
She also said she hopes none of you are also going through anything like this- and that you all have a purrfect Christmas!
We’ll be back!! We love and appreciate every one of you! 🎄
I’ll bet you didn’t think cats keep recipes did you? I didn’t think so. Well, you’re right. We don’t. We’re too busy chasing mice and those delicious little delicacies that hover around the hummingbird feeders, and running from the little 2 – legged monsters that are louder than a flipping jet engine.
But we have to cope somehow, right? How do we do it? Well, here’s one of my favorite ways of coping- One of my favorite things to do is sneak up on Sushi while she’s sleeping and swat the holy fleas right off her.
*note*- I never said Sushi likes it. I just like doing it. It’s a great stress reliever-
Disclaimer: Don’t try this at home.
It could be hazardous to your health.
Seriously though- You have to make time for FUN! Take time to unwind and relax. You humans seem to have a really hard time with that – but one thing my humans have found that really helps them is taking time to do something they enjoy (like feeding me treats).
And don’t watch the news. It’s hazardous to your health! I mean, really- why bother? It’s always the same stressful nonsense anyway. Just record it and replay it for a few weeks, and you’ll see it rarely changes. So, skip it. Instead, focus your thoughts on all the things in your life that you are thankful for. If you can’t think of anything, go visit someone who’s worse off than you, and all of a sudden you’ll see a ton of things to be thankful for in your own life.
Also remember- all the things that are so stressful right now won’t go on forever. Things will get better. Love your families. Be kind to others. BE the change you want to see in the world. Don’t be overcome by darkness, but overcome the darkness with light.
And one more thing- don’t go around swatting people who aren’t messing with you. That only works if you’re a cat.