Women who love cats
A lot of cats are loved by and share homes with women, mostly anyway. I’ve always found it interesting with the well know comment – crazy cat lady – why is it that us ladies love cats so much. I don’t know the facts, but I am a woman, and I love cats. If you follow me on my Facebook page, you would have seen and witnessed my love for cats first hand. I love to show them off, their little personalities shine through on the photographs I share, and well, they are just gorgeous, and I don’t think I’m biased. But one thing I have noticed is most of my followers are in fact women. Why is this? Why are there so many women who adore cats so much?
Cats are emotional creatures
In the 10 years that I have had cats I have noticed one thing about the felines in my life; they are all quite emotional. They have mood swings, they know what they like and what they don’t. I have always felt like I can relate to my cats. Both in a sense of the affection side of them as well as the emotions that I have felt a long with them. Let me say this, I am by no means trying to say that women are emotional in any negative way shape or form. But I think we can all agree that us women wear our hearts on our sleeves. This is true with cats too I think. If I look at my boys they all have one thing that they love, one thing that irritates them to the core, and one thing that they absolutely cannot live without. It’s easy to see that cats know what they want, when they want it. And if they don’t get their way, you will get some sort of attitude paired with a look, that if that look could kill, you would be dead! Yes, you might answer that this is just based on my personality, but let’s get real, us women tend to all have the same way of dealing with things, and I tend to think that it might be quite close to that of our feline companions.
Cats have a need for physical contact
Have you ever noticed when you sit down on your couch, or anywhere for that matter, give it a little more than five minutes and your fur ball is right there waiting to get comfortable on your lap? If your answer is no, then you have a very unique situation. As for me and my three boys, this is basically routine. This is their invitation to come and get onto my lap for their much needed cuddle. My husband and I work all day, so the three boys have the whole day to bask in the sun, sleep and do whatever it may be that they get up to when we are not around. But when we get home, and the moment we are ready to wind down the day by crawling under a blanket on the couch, all of the boys are there. They will literally be waiting for me to sit down, and the moment I do, they all have their spots that they take and then it is a kneading marathon. They love to be near us, they love to knead at us while they are enjoying this moment. And trust me it is enjoyable for all involved.
So… why do we love cats so much?
Like I said in the introduction, I cannot speak from scientific fact here, I don’t know if cats have some sort of endorphin that attracts us ladies, but I can tell you this; Cats most definitely have a way of winning the hearts of us girls. They are soft and cuddly, and just gorgeous – this is enough in my opinion. I have read an article not so long ago that made me think of this very question, and it really was an ah-ha moment for me. What I read was this – A cat’s purr has the same pitch as a baby’s cry, it isn’t as loud as we all know, but it has some sort of pitch that turns the same screws in us ladies than a baby would when they cry. I am extremely maternal and as much as I cannot prove this fact, I definitely get a different sense of motherly instinct when it comes to my boys. My boys are my kids – they are my fur kids, and I don’t care what anyone thinks of this. But when my cats are laying with me, purring away while they knead, or in Scotch’s case, suckles at the blanket as well, I definitely feel what I would imagine a mother feels towards her child. The love I have for my boys definitely can compare I think, although I know that when I do have a child it will definitely be a different kind of love, there is no doubt. But for now, and I’m sure forever, my boys have a very big spot in my heart. I cannot ever imagine this love changing, it will just grow!
We love cats, my husband loves our boys equally as much as I do. And in fact, I don’t think women love cats more than men and vice versa. I have always believed that if you have any pet I can unequivocally say that the love you have for them is unconditional, it doesn’t matter what animal you have, what sex you are as a human. Our pets mean so much to us, and for me it just happens to be with my cats. They most definitely have fallen with their bums in the butter!
This topic for me is so important because it is something that we all face day to day as humans, weight loss, or weight gain, whatever the case may be it is a way of life. So too should it be for our little feline companions. It is so easy to overfeed your cats, we love them, and one of the best ways to show this is to give them food, and more food! We cannot tell them verbally, although we do, how much we love them, so we show them by giving them the one thing they show they adore, food. But, when and how do you know when you’ve crossed the line and your kitty is a fatty?
Over the years I have definitely noticed and realised that cats have a hierarchy system which has to be in place for a well balance both in their colonies or domestic environment. How I’ve realised this is because in both adventures I’ve had with cats (first Sasha and Dizi then Travis, Sancho and Scotch). Cats are territorial creatures, this we know, but how do you know that some of the unwanted behaviour is just purely acting out against the dominant cat/s? Here are some things to look out for in cats with territorial behaviour.