Our expert says:
Absolutely right, and there is actual scientific evidence that having a pet improves our mental and even physical health. Other studies have shown that stroking and playing with a pet lowers Blood Pressure.
Its great to have someone so pleased to see you when you get home again ! Think of contacting a community group like CLAW which helps kittens and puppies which have been abandoned or are strays in the townships. They check them up, make sure they're healthy, and then find new homes for them. That way, you'd be doing something important for the cat as well as for yourself.
Cats can be very friendly, but also seem quite content to spend time alone at home. They have the enviable ability to be immediately switched on whenever something interesting is happening, and to just dose off when nothing's happening.
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