Cats are the biggest brats on this planet. There is certainly no denying that, but I believe everyone should own a cat (unless you suffer from a serious allergy. But even then, there are meds for that).why everyone should own a cat

There is nothing better than coming home to your feline friend purring at your feet and rubbing their fluffy coat all over your black leggings. Although cats are extremely temperamental, winning over a cat’s love, affection and trust is one of the best feelings in the world. Forward this article to anyone in your households who nees a little extra convincing to get a cat.

Did you know that there are actually health benefits to owning a bratty little feline friend? I own the most precious rescue cat and could not imagine my life without him.

Here are a few reasons why everyone should own a cat

  1. You can make new friends! People who own cats love talking about the fact that they own cats.
  2. Owning a cat reduces your stress and anxiety levels. I mean there’s nothing like stroking a cat repeatedly, over and over again,  hoping to gain their affection. You know what they say – insanity is doing the same thing over and over again hoping for a different result. But, this repeated petting is actually the purrfect opportunity to take your mind off of other things that are causing anxiety and worrying you. Owning a cat triggers calming chemicals which reduce stress and anxiety.
  3. I have heard so many people moan about having cats sleep in their beds and the health implications but, on the contrary, cats actually boost immunity and decrease the chance of asthma and other allergens. The same way exposure to viruses through inoculation protects you from future exposure to the same virus or disease.
  4. I don’t know about other cat owners, but I speak to my cat all the time. My cat always knows when I’m upset and I always feel better after he rubs against my face and headbutts my forehead.
  5. If you have kids, you will totally understand this. Having a cat around the house seems to have taught my son to be extremely gentle. Apparently having a cat in your home increases empathy in children because they have to learn how to interact with something smaller than themselves and be aware of how to interact with something less helpless than themselves.
  6. I don’t know about you but I love the sense of accomplishment I feel when I finally manage to get my King Benji to purr and cuddle up to me. It is sometimes the highlight of my day. If you’ve never experienced this sense of accomplishment, go get yourself a cat right now. Or borrow your neighbours for the day.
  7. Everyone should own a cat because they teach you the value and fragility of trust. It is challenging getting a cat to warm up to you. Just because you gained their trust over a stimulating game of chase the mouse, doesn’t mean it’s unbreakable. Cat’s are extremely sensitive animals and can teach us all lessons about trust, sensitivity and gentleness.

Whether you are looking to get a cat for companionship or a way to find yourself spending excessive amounts of money on catnip and play toys, everybody should own a cat to create a bond that cannot be replaced or recreated by any other creature on this earth.

Why do you love owning a cat?


Danielle Combrink