Life is a funny thing, I never thought of myself as a cat person as a child. I enjoyed the small furrys and the occasional dog stroke but if you would tell me 10 years ago that at age 25 I would have 2 children and 3 cats I would likely have cackled at you.
However, some things in life are meant to be, when I was 18 I stumbled upon saving a tiny massively furry cat. She has been feral from the get go accepts love very rarely and quickly will run away and hide. She built a wall very long a go to stop herself getting hurt by allowing the humans in, Yet she shows her love in other ways, if we are walking to the school she will follow behind us all the way up our long road. When my boys are asleep she will snuggle at the bottom of their beds and watch them. We know she loves us.
When I hit 25 I had been struggling with mental health for many years but knew I needed a change. Something that needed or wanted nothing off me. After having a cat for many years I knew they were the correct pet for me. And that was when I started to look for a kitten and was introduced to a lady that had some beautiful kittens available. I went with the intention of getting one for myself and one for my friend. I wanted a grey little girl and her name was going to be Rosa. When I arrived I fell in love with the grey cat, he was a boy, but he was mine! As he went into the box a brown little girl ran in with him and so I said she would be great for my friend. She never went to my friends, I kept them both.
Meet my beloved Rosa and Thor.
These cats literally keep me alive. In bad times when I feel like everyone else would be better off without me it is like they know, they sense, they won’t leave my side and with a quick meow I have 2 cats snuggling into me as close as they can be. In fact they rarely leave my side on a good day even if I’m on the toilet or in the bath! They definitely are my fur children!
There is nothing in my life I feel so strongly enough to discuss than my cats. The 5th July marked completing my fifth month of not being on any antidepressants. And they make my every day better with so much love they have to give. I 100% agree that we are better with pets! And so does Purina UK whom have started a WeAreBetterWithPets movement that they feel has the power to change the world one human at a time and give more to those furry beings that bring so much good into our lives.
The aim is to make a commitment to your furry beauty and embed a photo of them within the Gif on Purina’s Commitment creator which you can then share with family and friends and inspire them too! My Commitment which you may have seen on my Twitter Profile is Be more fun and playful with my fur baby cats. I have been playing a bit of hide and seek in my house recently with catnip and am even looking at growing my own! I have lots of feathery plush toys on strings I have been running around with them with. A laser light brings so much joy to their little kitty lives and I have attempted to tie laces and things onto door handles and other little toys and places so my home is basically a big cat play house. The fact that I know it brings much joy makes me happy and it is proven when all lights are switched off and I go to bed. That definitely sounds like when they have the most fun!
Make your commitment here: http://bit.ly/29lqAiH
This is a paid for sponsored post in partnership with Purina UK for the purpose of this post and tweets marked with #ad surrounding the #WeAreBetterWithPets campaign.