11/02/2010 12:00 PM ET |
Filed under: Pets
We wonder how Teddy would feel about this?!
It turns out that cats can help their owners be happier, healthier and more gentle!
Research has shown that being able to care for a pet can boost morale and encourages us to take care of ourselves.
A cat may not be able to help you exercise, by going for a jog with you, but it has been found that a purr can lower blood pressure and quiet a stressed-out brain.
Also, cats teach compassion. You can't just bother a cat and expect it to stay around like a dog. You have to be gentle.
Many people have introduced cats to the family during child-rearing to teach kindness compassion to young children.
94 year old Theodora Wesselman has lived with her cat Cleo for the past 21 years. An employee at the retirement community where Theodora lives says that she thinks the pair keep each other going.
They start and end the day together.
What do U think? Will U be getting a kitty any time soon?
[Image via Photo Pool/Anwar Hussein Collection/WENN.]
Tags: cat, family, health, kids