10 Reasons Why We're Thankful for Our Cats

March 13, 2013 | By Wendy Toth via Pet360.com | 1 comment

Giving Thanks for Our Cats!

We know a few little pilgrims who love gnawing on turkey and taking a solid nap—our cats. We couldn’t resist listing all the reasons we’re thankful for them, even as they methodically rub against our ankles in the kitchen, waiting for a drop of gravy to fall.

Cats Calm Us

Cats are so calming that having one reduces the risk of heart attack by 40 percent, according to a recent study from the Stroke Research Center at the University of Minnesota. Cats also reduce the risk of dying from other heart diseases and stroke by 30 percent.

Cats Make Us Crack Up

Having a cat can be spectacular comic relief. Especially when said cat lets you dress her. And lets you know she hates it. But she loves you.

Cats Remind Us that It’s the Little Things

A shoelace, cardboard box, or paper towel roll can change a cat’s entire day.

Cats Catch Pests

There is nothing like seeing a bug, then—rather than getting scared, or yelling for your spouse—calling your cat to take care of it.

Cats are Living Alarm Clocks

It's not so bad waking up to a paw on your forehead. “Hey! It’s time for breakfast!”

Cats Keep Us Humble

Cats are masters of the withering look. We live to serve.

Cats are All About Balance

The cat motto is, “Cuddle, yes. Smother, no.” It’s helped us in every human relationship.

Cats Inspire Us

There’s nothing like watching some graceful swats and pounces to be reminded of how much you need to go back to yoga.

Cats Get Us Out of Jams

Dogs may be more portable, but cats wait at home, proud of their status as a built-in-excuse. “I have to run! Forgot to feed the cat!”

Cats are Unconditional Love

Whether they’re purring on our laps, greeting us at the door, or keeping us company from room, to room... to room, our cats love us. And we’re so thankful.

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2 years ago

Um not everyone is scared of rodents and bugs and not all women are scared of them either that is a horrible stereo type and I named and played with my dad's pet rats Lucky and Wild I also had an earth worm hospital when I was little I even caught buckets of gardner snakes and a jar of baby spiders I also would go out and catch bumble bees but I do know what you are talking about Shorty chases spiders and flies he will play with moths and he will eat the spiders when he is done with them as for flies Shasta my american eskimo will eat them when Shorty is done playing with it.

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