Keeping our humans healthy is important!

Posted by Cecil the Cougar: at 12:03 AM

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Hello to all my new furriends!

In keeping with the theme of March being pet health month, I thought I would review an article on how we keep our humans healthy! The article I read is titled, “Studies Show Owning a Cat Reduces Risk of Heart Attack.” Now I don’t know who wrote this article, but I am pretty sure that we cats are the ones doing the owning. I mean, WE are the ones who are responsible for reducing their risk of heart attack. We are also responsible for waking our humans up in the morning, making sure they brush their teeth correctly by watching on the bathroom counter, making sure their porcelain litter box is clean if they leave the lid up, and so much more! We really do have to stay on top of them. But getting on to the point, Lianne Duggan of the Douglas Institute in Quebec stated “Cats are so calm when you look at them. They manifest the kind of quality that makes us calm,” and what else could be true? We cats realize that you just have to take each moment as it comes, and always make time to stop and sniff the nip. The problem is that our humans are always running around like chickens with their heads cut off (sorry chicken friends); we need to offer them some of the nip!

This particular study was conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Institute and was presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference this year. The study showed that while we cats have a heart attack reducing effect, woofies do not have this same effect. This does not surprise me, but I do not hold it against the woofies. They are another species that needs to learn to stop and smell the nip every once in a while.

So in conclusion, please offer your humans some of the nip and give them extra headbutts to keep them healthy!

(Here’s the link: http://www.dbtechno.com/health/2008/02/23/study-shows-owning-a-cat-reduces-risk-of-heart-attack/)

Until tomorrow,
Cecil

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15 opinions:

MaoMao said...

Hi, Cecil! Welcome to the Kitty Bloggiesphere! Daisy sent me. You have a furry neat-o bloggie!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Karen Jo said...

Hi, Cecil! Daisy sent me over, too. I really enjoyed reading the article on how owning cats is good for us beans.

Louche Tabby said...

........keep healthy Cecil...a little decadence never hurt anyone!.........

Daisy said...

Keeping our humans healthy is a very important responsibility we have!

Anonymous said...

We take our job very seriously, Cecil! Fortunately, the position has some nice perks for us too! Purrs.

Rocky, Angie & S'more said...

Hi Cecil,
Daisy the Curly Cat sent us to visit you! Welcome to the cat blogosphere :)

We look forward to checking in with you every day!

Parker said...

Hi Cecil! welcome to the blogosphere - I am looking forward to getting to know you!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i think this is furry good advice and of COURSE the cats do the owning!!! and since i don't have one to own me myself, i would invite all of you felines to own me any time you want!!!

smiles, auntie bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

HRH Yao-Lin said...

ah, an excellent and informative article. I keep the human healthy by forcing her to jump up in pain every time I use her leg as a scratching post. It increases cardiovascular activity.

Oh, just to clarify - I am a royal prince, not princess but that's an easy mistake to make - Yao-Lin sounds like a girls name. I am not ashamed to admit it.

x

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

Hi Cecil! This was a very good post and now I think I'll go have some of that nip you mentioned!

Purrrrrrrs, China Cat

Christine and FAZ said...

Wow, I am not surprised, especially as we do it for love not money. FAZ

L. Alida said...

I know that my 3 kitties are what make me feel better. They love me and I love them! Good article Cecil. :)
Purrs,
Lorianna

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Not so much stop and smell the nip, but brew some up and have some nip tea. It seems it's good for battling the fatty build up in human veins that ultimately lead to heart disease. You might want to check out the article I wrote on Nip and the uses your humans can put it to.

CRIZ LAI said...

I have read something similar to this last year. It seemed that they even allowed cats into old folks' homes and hospital just to assist in keeping the human healthier. I guessed cats really rule in the medical industry. Hey Woofies.. sit, shake, roll over and fetch.. is that all you can do?? Haha :P

4 Boys and a Lady said...

There are 5 of us here, does that mean that our beans'll never get heart disease? :D But really, we know how good we are for our beans. They wouldn't be as happy without us!