Reasons To Be Thankful If You Have A Cat

Reasons to be Thankful for Cats


Every year as families gather around the table for Thanksgiving; people get a chance to say what they are thankful for. In most cases, it is family, health, love, friends and spending time together. After saying all this, everyone digs down into the lovely spread laid down in front of them. Surprisingly, people may not always say this out loud, but they are thankful for their beloved cats. It is not always the first thing that comes to mind, giving thanks to a cat but the bulk of cat owners will agree that their cats are important parts of their lives. Below are some reasons to be thankful for cats.


Cats offer companionship

You have had a long day and finally get home. Once you sit or lie down, your cat appears, jumps on your lap and starts purring as it drifts off. That simple act can warm your heart and brighten your day. Cats are great for companionship. Despite their aloof nature sometimes, when they do decide to be sociable, cats can be the greatest of companions.


Cats make you laugh

Have you ever wondered why people spend so many hours watching cat videos online? The answer is simple; cats do the funniest of things. One would think they have a funny gene encoded into their DNA. Cats are entranced by a string or chase the light from a flashlight in curiosity for ages. We will find ourselves laughing hard as we wonder what goes on in the heads of these creatures.


Cats give us purpose

Depending on your point of view, some people see taking care of cats as a way to keep them busy which is true. Others are under the impression that taking care of a cat brings them immense happiness. There is plenty of work and responsibility that goes into taking care of your cat. The best part is that it all comes back magnified in the happiness they bring to our lives. By giving us a good reason to get out of bed every morning, they provide us with a sense of purpose.


Cats keep us on our toes

Keeping someone on their toes does not exactly sound like a task someone should be thankful for but surprisingly it is. As a parent of cats, bringing them up is not always the simplest thing, and there are some challenges to expect along the way. The cat may decide to push off a vase off the table or something similar. You have to be involved to prevent any disaster from occurring. The little fur balls increase one’s sense of awareness and help them to be a better parent.


Cats improve your health

Parenting a pet has scientifically been proven to reduce blood pressure, minimize stress and lower the possibility of contracting heart-related health issues. One way in which cats help improve your health is by keeping you on the move. Kittens have plenty of energy to the point that watching them may wear you down. Taking care and playing with your pets is a sure way to stay more active and healthier.


The list could go on and on, right? Cats are wonderful pets who most certainly add to the spice of life.

Why are YOU thankful for your cat?  

8 Reasons Why Your Cat Is Thankful For You.

8 Reasons Why Your Cat Is Thankful for You


Cats may come off as high-strung, independent and along with the perception that they don’t really need you there. And it may even be true, to a certain extent. But that doesn’t mean a cat isn’t grateful for your existence – so, let’s explore the 8 reasons why your cat is thankful for you on this year’s Thanksgiving.



  • Protection


All animals need to feel safe, and cats are no different. Would they be able to survive without you? Maybe. But they’re surely thankful that you provide them with all the things that makes them feel safe and relaxed.


  • Nourishment


Food is an important part in a cat’s life. While they’re natural predators that have no trouble finding and catching their own food, the delicious food you serve them whenever they’re hungry is much more appreciated than if they’d have to scavenge or hunt. The path of least resistance applies to animals as well, cats included.


  • Affection


Independent as they may be, cats also need to feel love. It’s what makes them feel safe, and it’s what makes them share their love with you in return. So the affection you give them, you’ll get back – which is what makes them hugely grateful for your existence and constant support.


  • Social circle


With dogs, you’re the leader and they’re the humble followers – with cats, odds are you’re the one the cat thinks it rules over. That’s okay, as cats love their subjects. But what makes them grateful is that they have someone in their life, someone they can eventually see as their very own.


  • Shelter


Shelter is a major component in getting an animal to feel safe, and once your cat learns that your home is safe for it as well, it’ll be more than grateful for the added protection. Sure, they’ll soon make sure they become the rulers of your castle, but that’s why you love your cats in the first place.


  • Play


Animals need to play in order to keep their activity levels up, to receive the mental and physical stimulation, and to work on their reflexes, along with learning about their limits and the world around them. Playing with your cat will not only provide that, but they’ll also be highly thankful for you doing it.


  • Toys


Tied to the above point, toys are a great way to make sure cats are kept active and avoid them becoming destructive with your own stuff. Cat toys can be a lot of fun for them, and they’ll be grateful whenever you introduce something new they can play with then you don’t have the time or you’re away.


  • Stimulation


Cats need a lot of stimulation in order to remain healthy and happy – they’re curious in nature, and presenting them with toys, new food, playing with them and petting them will make them very happy and consequently thankful for your existence.

Again, while your cat may appear not to care so much at times, he’s always grateful for the life you have provided for him.  What might your cat be grateful for?


Sitter for your Critter is grateful for you and your furry kids 365 days a year!