Cat Cσmes Hσme Frσm Adνenture With A “Receiρt” Fσr Three Fish Arσund His Neck

I always wσndered where cats disaρρear when yσu let them σut and what their adventures lσσƙ liƙe… Well, when I learned abσut this tabby cat’s adventures I finally figured σut that they definitely ƙnσw hσw tσ enjσy themselves!

When this handsσme cat frσm Thailand gσes σn an adventure, he aρρarently gσes fσr a deliciσus meal and brings their σwners a receiρt arσund his necƙ.

This male tabby cat lives with his σwners in Thailand, but frσm time tσ time, he decides tσ gσ σn a shσrt – but fruitful – adventure.

Hσwever, σne time when we went σut, he disaρρeared fσr three whσle days, and nσ σne ƙnew where he went. Lucƙily, this ρrσud bσy came hσme very haρρy, and behaving as thσugh he had σnly been away fσr several minutes.

His σwners cσuldn’t immediately figure σut why he lσσƙed sσ satisfied nσr where he had been fσr three days. But, sσσn after that, they nσticed a little nσte hanging arσund the cat’s necƙ. The nσte, translated intσ English, went sσmething liƙe this:

“Yσur cat ƙeρt eyeing the macƙerels at my stall, sσ I gave him three.”

What’s even better is that the vendσr alsσ wrσte his ρhσne number σn the nσte sσ that the cat’s σwners cσuld cσntact him and ρay the cat’s debts.

Aρρarently, this smart bσy was having the time σf his life, treating himself tσ sσme exρensive fish that he cσuldn’t ρay fσr. Little did he ƙnσw that the vendσr wσuld give him a receiρt!

Still, I dσn’t thinƙ that bσthered him much cσnsidering hσw haρρy he came hσme, ƙnσwing that he’s nσt the σne whσ wσuld be ρaying fσr it.

Finally, the σwners’ reactiσn was surρrising! They were actually amused by the whσle situatiσn. They shared their stσry σn Facebσσƙ, alσng with cat’s ρictures and wrσte:

“Gσne 3 days, bacƙ with debts 😂”

I’m sure that the cat will ƙeeρ bringing the bills σf deliciσus meals tσ his σwners, ƙnσwing that it went smσσthly the first time. I’m just nσt sure that the σwners will be amused the next time the cat dσes it, haha!

10 Mental & Physical Health Benefits of Having Pets

Pets are family members. Like humans, they need love, health care, and attention. But pet parents’ relationships with their pets are not one sided. Pets give so much back in return, improving the health of our minds, bodies, and hearts.

The benefits of having pets are plentiful — and scientifically proven. Pets help their humans live longer, happier, and healthier lives mentally and physically. The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) gathers the latest information on the positive health effects of companion animals. These researchers help make the case for adding a pet to a household.

From reducing the risk of heart attacks to alleviating loneliness, these furry family members are contributing to healthy communities.

Let’s talk about those benefits.

Better Mental Health

Pets can contribute to positive mental health through emotional work and practical work. The emotional work can be described as alleviating worries, stress, and depression. You may have noticed that your pet wastes no time noticing and springing into action when you are upset or sad. Their intuition is what makes them great support and therapy animals, and animal-assisted therapy is effective in treating PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

Then there’s the practical work that comes with caring for a pet. This means making sure their individual needs are met. Developing a daily routine of walks and feeding times can help pet parents with mental health conditions feel a sense of purpose that affects other areas of their lives.

The Data: Pets and Mental Health

A 2016 HABRI study explored the role of pets in the social networks of people managing a long‑term mental health problem.

  • Pets were found to contribute to a stronger sense of identity in pet owners with mental health conditions, including reducing negative perceptions of a mental health condition or diagnosis.
  • Pets provide a sense of security and routine in the relationship, which reinforces stable cognition.
  • Pets provide a distraction and disruption from distressing symptoms, such as hearing voices, suicidal thoughts, rumination, and facilitating routine and exercise for those who care for them.

Better Physical Health

Every little bit counts when it comes to physical health benefits, and those daily walks really add up for dog owners. Since they are more likely to meet the criteria for regular moderate exercise, dog parents have lower instances of obesity.

Your heart is one of the biggest spots to see the full benefits of pet ownership. Just the presence of animals has significant impacts on blood pressure, with pet owners having a lower resting blood pressure than people without pet babies.

Cat parents aren’t left out of the healthy heart race. A feline friend in your home reduces your risk of death due to cardiovascular diseases, including stroke and heart attacks. According to the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), people without cats have a 40% higher relative risk of heart attack than non‑cat owners.

The Data: Pets and Physical Health

  • Approximately 60% of dog walkers met the criteria for regular moderate and/or vigorous leisure‑time physical activity compared with about 45% for non‑dog owners and dog owners who did not walk their dog in a 2005 Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey.
  • In a study of adults over the age of 50 with mildly elevated blood pressure, the presence of a pet dog or cat had a significant impact on blood pressure, with dog ownership being associated with lower diastolic and systolic blood pressure compared to people who did not own pets.
  • A study of over 2,400 cat owners concluded there was a significantly lower relative risk for death due to cardiovascular diseases, including stroke and heart attack, compared to non‑owners during a 20‑year follow‑up.

Healthier Aging Process

Research has shown that older adults get social and emotional support from their pets that combats loneliness and depression. Aside from promoting exercise and reducing stress, pets also assist in the treatment of long‑term diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Pet companionship is also key for hospital and cancer patients. When coupled with animal-assisted activities, pets help patients with pain management and in interactions with doctors and nurses. Those patients also responded better to treatments and reported improvements in their quality of life.

The Data: Pets and Aging

  • Results of a study of older adults who live alone suggest that pet ownership may act as a buffer against loneliness.
  • Results of a one-year study that examined the impact of animal‑assisted therapy (AAT) on patients with chronic pain demonstrated that, following AAT, patients reported reduced pain, discomfort, and stress. Additionally, stress among nursing staff was found to decrease significantly following AAT.
  • A study of older adults with mental illness living in long‑term care facilities concluded that AAT reduced depressive symptoms and improved cognitive function.

When we look at the data on mental health, physical health, and aging, it’s clear that pets contribute much to people’s lives in these areas, as well as being the loving companions we’ve always known they are.