Research shows that when we pet our cats we reduce our blood pressure. What other things happen then? We enjoy how our cats feel when they are petted. When they purr, they tell us that they are happy and relaxed. Their fur feels soft to the touch, and their warm little bodies relax. Our stressful day is forgotten, and we start to relax. We know that these small beings are important parts of our lives. They have no hidden agendas or plans beyond enjoying the day. Our lives are enriched each day by these beautiful and beloved creatures. Spending just a few minutes each day petting your cat improves both your life and theirs.