Monday, June 6, 2016

PINOT GRIGIO? THANKS, BUT I'LL JUST CHILL WITH MY CAT

By Mary Kennedy                                              
                                                                             

Did you know that 70% of cat owners say that spending time with their cat is more relaxing than a glass of wine? Is this possible? I decided to test out some theories,using my own six cats as advisors. Here are a few thoughts on what cats can teach us about relaxation.

1. Cats are naturally laid back animals. After all, where did the expression "cat nap" come from? Cats love to sleep, nap, chill etc, and they often encourage their owners to do the same. Head upstairs for a nap, and I guarantee your cat will join you (even if he's just had a nap!)

                                                                          

2. Cats are rarely "Type A" individuals. A cat has never come across a task that has to be done today. Cats believe in "manana." Their motto is: Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. 
This kitty has a stack of reading material to get through, but hey, tomorrow is another day.
                                                                                      



3. Cats will nap in places you and I would never dream of.....

           


 4. Nap time is so sacred to a cat, they even encourage their kittens to nap. (not that their kittens need much encouragement.).
     


5. Cats have even been known to nap with other species.

                                                                                 


 6.. Cats understand the value of relaxation, whether it's bird watching...

                                                                          



7. ... or watching TV...
                              

8. They understand the importance of being goofy from time to time...
                                                                                  

9. And finally, cats will get into a cute pose just to bring a smile to your face.


So the next time you're torn between having a nice glass of white wine...

                                                                             

Or spending quality time with your cat....

                                                                             

I vote for the cat! How about you? Do you find spending time with your kitties helps you relax? I'd love to hear your cat stories.



Mary Kennedy