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Mom Paula is pretty amazing at taking care of us, working hard and running around doing who knows how many errands and tasks each day.
We know though it can be hard for her and other humans to just relax, be stress-free and take time to play. With a little help from the famous Morris the Cat from 9Lives® brand cat food, we thought we’d share some pearls of wisdom about doing just that.
The 9Lives® Live Well & Prospurr Campaign
You can’t sleep this freely without learning how to let go, and the best way to do that is by freeing your mind through playtime! Morris has been around almost as long as Mom Paula and he’s always advocated “living well” for cats. Morris has been working behind the scenes the past few years and recently resurfaced with the the 9Lives® Live Well & Prospurr campaign . He’s sharing his purrspective on living well for both cats and their humans in arecently released video.
Morris also released “The Totally Official Morris Guide to Amusement, Entertainment, Playtime & More.” We’re going to share our techniques for achieving that Morris state of mind.
If anyone knows how tolet go and have fun, it’s us kitties. The first piece of advice for even the most stressed out human is to just release all of those frustrations and anxieties. Now for some like our sister-before-us, Sweet Praline, that would be about finding the best sun puddle streaming through the doors and windows, lie flat on her back and soak in the warmth of the sun and take a little catnap. But that isn’t always easy when you have a lot on your mind, like that squirrel that keeps hanging out in the yard or worrying about all of that mussed up fur that needs licking. For that, a little play time is a good way to free your mind.
This is how you can push those nasty anxious thoughts out of your mind. Morris recommends the best way to have fun is to find a great scratching post and scratch away until your thoughts are free from the pressures of the outside world. Of course, humans can’t really use a scratching post, but they can find some type of repetitive motion, such as riding a stationary bicycle or playing the piano until they get to the happy thoughts.
Play With Friends
Us cats know how to have a good time. Nothing takes your mind off of uptight worries than a furry friend to play with and chase around! Whether we’re up in high places or crawling through tight spaces, we know the best way to enjoy play is to have good company to do it with. It is also nice to know that if any of us need a little alone time, there is bound to be a nice box that fits just right.
Being able to “prospurr” is a state of mind where you can just relax and not have a care in the world. Us kitties are able to prospurr when we get those special scratches behind the ears, a loving belly rub, and nose kisses from our humans. We get to that ultimate state of relaxation where those calming purrs escape from our throats and there isn’t a care in the world. Mom Paula says she can feel her heart rate slow down and her muscles relax when she holds us when we’re in the prospurr state. Maybe she is learning something from us kitties after all!
Cats are really great role models for reminding the humans in their lives to take time to play without distraction.