Anxiety-Busting Tips from the Cat

Hey there blogland!  My name’s Sherlock, and I’m here today for mom while she’s off panicking about some silly interview.

I promised to fill in today while she tries on five different suits and talks to the mirror about company history. At first, I had no idea what I was going to talk about – I mean, this is my blog debut!  But mom’s anxiety got me thinking about all the things we freak out about. I mean, being a house cat isn’t nearly as stress free as I make it look!  It’s not easy being me.

So today, I want to share my secrets with you on how to stop that anxiety in its tracks so that you can look as calm, cool, and collected as I do.

1 // Make sure you have a window (or five) to stare out of in every room. Watching the birds and stuff flying around can be really calming if you think about all the delicious ways you could eat them!

2 // Find a good hiding place to get away from whatever’s stressing you out. I like to hide under the chair in the living room.  Mom can’t find me under there, and then she’ll panic and give me lots of treats to figure out where I am.  It’s a win-win!

3 // Take naps. Lots of them! You might think naps are for kids, but I’m a whole year old and I still sleep all the time! There’s always time for a nap.

4 // Always have plenty of toys to play with!  And make sure they’re all over the house, so no matter what room you’re in, there’s something to play with at your immediate disposal.

5 // When in doubt, use your imagination!  If for some reason there isn’t a toy in the room you want to play in, make it up.  For instance, Mom’s always telling me that earplugs aren’t for playing, but I have a blast with them!  I’ve even figured out where she keeps them, and sometimes I get the drawer open and find them when she’s not looking.

So that’s all I’ve got, guys.  Do you have any anxiety-busting tips I didn’t think of?

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  • Kelly Louise

    thanks for the tips Sherlock!!

    this is so freaking adorable. also, tabby cats are the best! (my guys name is DeNiro, a gray tabby)

  • Andrew-L’autre

    Heh, I love Sherlock’s tips! In regards to #1, one of my cats from many years ago used to “chase” leaves from the safety of behind a screen door; however, if he were outside or the leaves somehow came inside, he’d run away!