Wednesday, April 15, 2015

7 Ways A Cat Can Save Your Life #BtC4A


Our first M today is for Motivation. I’m gonna motivate you to get a cat if’n you don’t already have a few. In addition to the halfway point in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge today is a BtC4A day. All month long I’ve been Blogging the Change by spotlighting rescues and adoptable cats. When you adopt a cat from a rescue or shelter, you save three lives: the cat you adopted, another cat who can be pulled from a kill shelter or from the street to take the cage of the cat you brought home and potentially yours. Now I’m gonna give you more reasons to bring home one of my featured cats. The internet is full of stories of hero cats who went above and beyond the call of duty to save their human family.

Healthline came up with seven ways your cat could save your life by just being there. According to the article
  • Cats are good for your heart
  • Cats may help you quit smoking
  • They may help you sleep better
  • They may keep you from having to go to the doctor
  • Cats may boost your immune system
  • Having a cat may prevent strokes
  • Cats may calm your nerves and reduce stress although TW says I raise her blood pressure every day. HAH!
  • Bonus: cats also may improve your math skills!
Hope I’ve convinced you that if you have a friend or family member who’s not in the best of health, tell them they need a cat.



M can also stand for the Maple Cats. Many of you may remember our last BtC4A featured Ramona and Betty. TW hadn’t seen them in a long time. The other day she saw Ramona, who’s being fed well in the house. She’s grown into a little plumpy cat although she was a lot more skittish.




Each day during the Blogging From A to Z Challenge, I’m featuring an adoptable cat. Do you volunteer at a shelter and want one or more of your cats featured? Contact me by email or on FB or Twitter.

Our M rescue cat is Molly.

Photos © Contra Costa Humane Society

If you love easy-going, gentle senior kitties, Molly is one of the best. Molly’s been a great fit at Kitty Corner from the get-go. She’s a very gentle cat who loves to love! Molly purrs instantaneously and adores being petted. She’s also incredibly smart as within a half hour of getting here she’d learned how to push a door open repeatedly to come explore our office space! (Clearly she wins the battle of the wits as it wasn’t until her fourth effort that we figured out how she was doing it!) Molly is a curious and engaging sweetheart who will make such a wonderful friend for someone.

Molly is estimated to be 10 years of age and is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and FeLV/FIV negative. She was surrendered to a public shelter when her caretaker realized she had too many cats, and Molly at that point had been living outdoors. It didn’t take her long to settle into life inside however, and we often find her curled up in comfy beds and on cat towers just lounging away. All of our volunteers quickly became smitten with her and when you meet her you’ll readily see why!

If you’re innerested in meeting Molly, visit Kitty Corner during our adoption hours or complete an adoption application and once received and reviewed, we’ll be in contact to discuss her further and potentially set up a meet n’ greet. You can view all the kitties at the Contra Costa Humane Society.

Have you missed any of our Blogging A-Z posts? You can read them here.

31 comments:

  1. Cats didn't make my human quit smoking, although the cat before Sparkle was very relieved when she did quit - she hated when she smoked!

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  2. We could not agree more but we would add all pets are good CK. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. I've been told I'm enough to drive anyone to drink! That's good, right? Drinking is good for you!! Need hydrating and all!

    I think I've lost my heart to Molly!! ❤️

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  4. Cats help with your math skills? Maybe we need to let another cat live here, too, because that's one area where the head peep could use some improvement...

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  5. Great article. Molly looks beautiful.

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  6. Kitties are very helpful, indeed! Molly seems like a sweet cat; we hope she finds a great forever home soon.

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  7. Cats are little life savers in so many ways. Molly is a real beauty!

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  8. Thank you my BFGF for sharing Molly who is currently residing at my former rescue shelter. I will let CCHS know her post is up and we will be sharing. Paw hugs

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  9. CK.......we total lee a gree with yur 77 grate reezonz ta adoptz...N if any bodee noez math...itz catz.....well, may bee knot uz catz...but....

    molly ...we wish 77 times 77 that ya findz yur own place ta chillax, doorz ta open, peepulz ta love, & yur IN yur for evers by monthz end !!!! ♥♥♥

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  10. Great articleS ! That's right, you blog the change almost every day : paws up, CK ! Purrs

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  11. Cats are lifesavers, for sure! Humans are lucky we're around!

    We're happy TW saw Ramona, and that she seems well-fed.

    Molly is really pretty. Thanks for sharing her, CK. Let's hope for a home for her real soon!

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  12. Molly looks so much like me Barney who passed away 2 years ago, I wish I could adopt her. I hope she gets a forever home soon. Cats are wonderful and I can't live without them, but I must say that they don't help me sleep better- there is always one walking on me or hogging my pillow, etc. I love it, but I don't sleepp well. :)

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  13. Cats help with your math skills?
    Can tell you that it doesn´t apply on my mom-person *mol*

    XOXO

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  14. I got my Emily from the shelter just three months after leaving home at 18. And as time went by, I wondered if I would be able to sleep without her. (I didn't sleep much before her!) Amelia doesn't as reliably curl up next to me to help me sleep but when she does all my health problems fade for sure! Great post.

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  15. My mum doesn't agree that cats help humans sleep better. She complains when I jump on her tummy in the middle of the night, give her a hard head butt and keep purring at her until she speaks to me. I tell her it is because I love her, but she says she doesn't need to be told at various times every night.

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  16. Love this post and overall I sooo agree with you, but....I have had at least one cat for over 20 years and I STILL smoke.........(hoping to quit this year though)...."calm my nerves and reduce stress?" I wish...I think only winning the lottery would help with that about now lol. Sleep better? I am lucky to sleep 5 hrs per night. What I WILL say is maybe some of the benefits of cats are negated by the fact that we have a barking dog? Hmmm...methinks I am on to something......
    Regardless, fabulous post!

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  17. forgot!! Math skills? Yeah right.....the only way they help with that is to figure out whether or not the food we have will last til Dad's pension check on the 25th lol!!!

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  18. Improvin' math skills, huh? Well I can certainly see how my sister, Mason, could tutor the peeps with math. After all, she does have those thumbs for coutin'.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  19. Gweat posty CK. Weez awe weally helpful and healffulll to da hoomans awen't we. :) Have a pawsum day. Dat Molly be bootyful. Weez shawin' and purrayin' she gets a furever home soon.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  20. Great way to combine blog hops. I cheated a little and used my L post from the A to Z Challenge for Blog the Change. ;) Thanks for all you do to help the animals!

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  21. We knew us cats are purrty pawsome! And so is that purrty Molly. We hope she finds her forever home soon.

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  22. All kitties are awesome, and so is that cutie Molly. She's bound to find a home soon.

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  23. Hello my beauty! It is true that my Human stopped smoking almost six years ago partly because she felt guilty polluting my air. I was real happies when she stopped. I do get on her nerves, though, And we don't get the whole math skills part. XOXOXOXO

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  24. Awesome!!! I agree, there are just so many ways cats and dogs can help us!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  25. We also make good study buddies! When Momy was in Massage School Lola would sit on her books while she wa studying.
    Love,
    Lola and Lexy

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  26. We also make good study buddies! When Momy was in Massage School Lola would sit on her books while she wa studying.
    Love,
    Lola and Lexy

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  27. Love the M for Motivation to adopt! Great post! Our two kitties we adopted, although not from a shelter. My daughter found one who wound up on our front lawn after having been a starving stray that had been wandering our neighborhood for some time, and the other was a feral kitty she brought home to us a year later. Both blossomed into happy "copy cats" who mimicked each other in poses and moves that was so fun to watch. Smokie (who we sadly lost due to a car accident after five wonderful years with us) taught kitty boy Binx so many things, that today - after being vetted - shows hardly a sign of the scared feral he once was and has moves that remind us so much of Smokie. He is such a darling and a total watch cat, patrolling our driveway and welcoming us home upon arrival - even will jump in the car window to purr and rub. Such sweethearts! I wish many folks would go adopt a homeless cat! The love and trust bond is incredible!

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    1. What a lovely comment, I'm sorry you lost Smokie but a former feral has to be awesome!

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    2. CK One of your best posts yet! We have shared it all over and this M is the BEST letter of all.

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  28. A great post, hoping Molly finds a loving home soon.

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