Do your cats know when you're not feeling well?

@w1z111 (985)
United States
February 10, 2010 3:48am CST
We have two wonderful cats. One female, one male. The female is older, smaller, and quite demure. The male is young, quite large, and a bit oafish sometimes. We love them both very much; and we know they love us, too! Both of our cats seem to have a built-in sense that lets them know when we're not feeling just right. Whether we're just "pooped-out" from a hard day's work, or down with a "bug", they seem to know it; and they come around a lot more; and even show much more affection. Do your cats do this too?
6 responses
@Tallygirl09 (1385)
• United States
11 Feb 10
YES, some folks only think that dogs are sensitive to their owner's mood and health. I completely disagree, my cats do the same as yours. They give me extra affection when I am not feeling well or am down in the dumps. In fact, if I am realy sad, they will start to wash my hands as if to try and comfort me which is very sweet. My 2 girls are truly gifts from above! They are each so very different but they make my house a home! Be Well!
@w1z111 (985)
• United States
11 Feb 10
Ahh, yes...I believe ALL animals (people included) have the ability to 'communicate' on higher levels than the spoken word. I'm convinced there's something 'telepathic' going on; and I think we could learn some pretty powerful things, if we could just slow down enough! Thanks for your feedback; and good luck with your "girls"!
@w1z111 (985)
• United States
11 Feb 10
BTW...the cat that myLot uses for the "cat" category is a picture of our male cat "Mattie" (Matthew; which means "gift from God". The story of how he came to us is quite interesting; you can read about it here if you want. [http:/;/www.bukisa.com/articles/19596_saving-a-trapped-kitten-can-change-your-life] Thanks, again, for your story and feedback; and good luck!
• United States
10 Feb 10
Yes as a matter of fact I was going to pose this same question. A few years back when I was going through some difficult times I was crying and feeling very sad. My cat was a few yards away from me just laying there seeming to observe. After awhile she very deliberately walked over to me, laid down and put her paw on my arm. And just sat with me. She had never done anything like that before. I felt really comforted.
@w1z111 (985)
• United States
11 Feb 10
Yep...that's how they do it! It's quite a wonderful thing, really. Somehow, it helps to "connect" us with something bigger than us, doesn't it? Somehow, it helps reinforce the concept that our Creator really DOES want nothing but the best for us; and shows it in simple, but effective ways like this. Thanks for your touching story and feedback.
• United States
11 Feb 10
Yes, well they say the Lord works in mysterious ways. And cats have a certain mystery to them don't they? I think they are most definitely in cahoots!
@jwfarrimond (4477)
12 Feb 10
Cats always know when someone is not feeling well. When my mother became bedridden through old age, our cat spent nearly all of it's time on the bed near to her and it was remarked on by the medical staff who were caring for her that the cat was always there. When my mother finally had to go into hospital, the cat never lay on the bed where she had been again.
@w1z111 (985)
• United States
12 Feb 10
Thanks for the touching (and a bit 'sad') story. It's so true that cats (and, I assume many animals, given the right circumstances) are "kindred spirits"; they have uncanny perception, that seems to work at a level that humans don't often experience. Thanks again, for your feedback.
@kaylachan (4779)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
10 Feb 10
My cat Precious is that way with me. He always seems to know if my legs may give from under me, and will "insist" that I sit down. Or, if i'm already sitting or lying down, Precious will pin my legs down so I can't move until he's convinced that I'll be alright.
@w1z111 (985)
• United States
11 Feb 10
Heh...sounds like Precious is really precious! How wonderful, that such a 'connection' can be made, isn't it? Thanks for your cute story and feedback.
• China
10 Feb 10
It's funny.I like pets.I know the cat is entire different from the dog.Dogs always regard their owner as the master,they're your loyal.Like the king and his subjects.But cats have different thoughts.They see u as its best friend.In fact,sometimes they like to act like a spoiled child,and then u feel like they're your kids.So congratulations that u have two pretty pets,and hope u enjoy the happy time with them.
@w1z111 (985)
• United States
10 Feb 10
Yeah...thanks! We do enjoy our cats! I also had a dog, when I was growing up. We always enjoyed "Pal" (his name); he was very tame, friendly, and loved to chase cars! Many times, he was struck by cars; but managed to live quite a while anyway. Funny, dogs don't seem to chase cars like they used to. Maybe they've 'evolved', and learned to stay out of their way! lol Cats, of course, are a different breed. They DO sometimes act like a spoiled child, and yes, we DO sometimes think of them as "our babies". I guess there's some risk of emotional upheaval in that; especially when they're sick, or injured, or when they pass away. Thanks for your feedback!
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
I'm not sure if it is the same thing but when I am depressed, our cat usually stays beside me whenever I am sitting. Like when I am sitting in front of a computer and I am depressed, our cat jumps and lay down near my hands so that I can see and touch her
@w1z111 (985)
• United States
10 Feb 10
Yeah...sounds like the same thing. They just seem to "know", don't they? Thanks for your feedback!