Alone time can be both savored and appreciated. But feeling lonely is like living with an eternal longing. Cats can help soften what feels like complete disconnect, and they can also be stellar companions despite their reputation for being loners. Believe it or not, these independent felines include a number of cat breeds for if you're lonely. Yes, they're not all about themselves. Maybe they're not as excitable as dogs, but they're totally into cuddling too.
Cats care. It's not an overused statement, but they definitely do. If you're having a hard time grappling with loneliness and need something sweet to come home to, there are emotional support cats here to help one pet and bushy, wagging tail at a time.
According to UCLA Health's Animal-Assisted Therapy Research Findings, "Humans interacting with animals have found that petting the animal promoted the release of serotonin, prolactin and oxytocin- all hormones that can play a part in elevating moods." Anxiety is reported to decrease and — the most important part here — loneliness is reduced. Oh, the power of a comforting purr!
Let's be real, many cats just want to be left to their own devices — meaning, napping in the sun. Their collar can be like a round the clock 'do not disturb' sign. So locating the perfect breed — one who likes human interaction just as much as a scratch tower — is an important first step in finding your best furry bud for life.