The Digital Journal reported that two cats have been adopted to help relieve the stress of inmates in Lincoln County Jail, to assist in their rehabilitation.
A favourite cat was one I reared after it was abandoned as a kitten. Smokey was very quick to learn, and really well behaved. After the first few nights to settle in, she soon got used to her basket in the kitchen.
But when I broke my foot in a car accident, Smokey came to bed with me every night until the cast came off after 6 weeks. She would wait on the bannister, and jump on to my shoulder as I struggled up the stairs on my crutches.
Even with the plaster cast on, my foot was too painful to walk on, so I had to hop everywhere. One day when I was going to visit my parents, I hadn't managed to shut Smokey inside, and she followed along a wall until she could land on my shoulder. She did make me laugh, and I still don't know how she clung on as I hopped and hobbled along the path!
I've found cats come into your life when you need them most, and to me, there's no question that they reduce stress, and improve the quality of your days. When a cat interrupts you to play, it is doing you the greatest service, because having fun is always an essential break. Stroking a cat is the most soothing way to release tension, and time evaporates as you're rewarded with a symphony of purrs ...
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Cats:
Heartwarming and Humorous Stories about Our Feline Family Members
If you love cats then you will love this book by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. Like all their Chicken Soup For The Soul series, every emotion will be engaged.
It's full of stories to entertain you, and shares how special cats really are. It has great reviews, so treat yourself today!
Enjoy the funny antics of the cats in the video below.
"A catless writer is almost inconceivable. It's a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys." - Barbara Holland
"Who among us hasn't envied a cat's ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely?" - Karen Brademeyer