|Here I’m in my new comfy spot which I’m not going to share with Tolkien...|
So here we are again, another week has started and things seem to be getting better and better. You see I’ve always believed that despite all our efforts some hoomins didn’t seem to appreciate us or give us enough credit for all the things that we do for our hoomins on a day to day basis. So yes I do think that is about time that hoomins recognise how important we are and what a vital part we are playing in their lives....
So for the past few weeks now I keep reading more and more articles which seem to finally telling the truth about, us, cats and or important role that we are playing in our hoomins everyday lives. We are vital because we are not only keep our hoomins company these difficult times, while they are at home all the time but also we are also helping to keep them fit and healthy because we are so special and unique and of course extremely caring..and we can do things for our hoomins that no dog obviously can do....
You see a recent article which it was in the daily news explained why we, cats, can help our hoomins by simply being ourselves...
As everybody knows us, cats, like to purr a lot for our own reasons. Some hoomins of course seem to think that we do purr because this our own way to show happiness and contentment or because perhaps we are frightened or threatened. Which I can say it’s not that far from the truth really. Then the article went as far as to compare our purring with the hoomins tendency to smile which they seem to be doing not just when they are happy but also when they seem to be nervous and unsure, so therefore and according to some hoomins we also purr perhaps to encourage ourselves. Hmm…not so sure about this last statement though…I’d say that this bit is perhaps a little too far fetched...we don’t need to purr to encourage ourselves really....everybody knows that we are after all full of confidence so therefore we don’t really need any encouragement (By the way you can still read about meowself and Tolkien’s life at home and of course all about the good times we’ve used to have at home in the good old days before March 2020 arrived when hoomins behaved like hoomins and they’ve used to go outside often...in the hoomins comic Life with Ozzy.. and Tolkien available on Amazon).
It also said that we, cats, use our purrs to entice our hoomins to either pay more attention to us or even to feed us quicker....Hee hee the purrson that wrote that article doesn’t seem to know us very well then....Meowself and Tolkien do not purr, meow or do much to get our hoomins attention or to make them feed us quickly....they are in fact so well trained that they don’t need any reminders really.
We are no purring machines who just hypnotise our hoomins into doing what we want them to do.
According to the same article we also purr for many other reasons as well, such as purring when we are in pain or labour (what? I can’t see meowself or Tolkien going into any labour any time now or in the future), when injured or ill, or even near death as this is one of the ways we often use to calm ourselves...although I must admit I’m always pretty calm meowself so I don’t need to purr to calm meowself...I let the hoomins rub my belly instead!
|Silly Tolkien eating paper again...he is such a disgrace to the catworld!|
And of course the article also mentioned that by purring we also comfort not only ourselves but our hoomins too...”And is it not comforting to have your cat sit or lay beside you and purr. I have found myself upset or not feeling too well and listening to the purring I have calmed down and even fallen asleep, waking up and feeling a whole lot better.” Ahhh....isn’t that nice. I like that hoomin who wrote that. Although my hoomins think quite the opposite apparently as they are keep telling me that I purr far too loud...as loud as I snore it seems....Well you can’t win them all I say!
Finally that article came up with some more good news as it seems that we are now the number one pets (sorry I don’t like that word....I prefer animal companions) in the US.... “In the U.S. it has been discovered that cats have become the number one pet over dogs. Cats have shown that they can do a much better job in lowering stress levels in their humans and even blood pressure and it can be as simple as the fact that their purring calms and relaxes.” Well this is a fact of course that every cat knows…we are too good for our hoomins!
So yes it seems that finally the hoomins realised how important we really are and how beneficial we can be to the entire world. We are the best companions hoomins can have....better than some hoomins some might even say!
Till next time
Purrs and Meows
Before you go and if you want to check that mentioned above comic...Life with Ozzy and.. Tolkien is now available to download or buy on Amazon
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