It’s National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day!
Did you know that today is National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day?
If your cats are anything like mine, they are constantly asking you questions throughout the day – so, when Peggy Frezon invited Create With Joy to share an answer to one of my cat’s burning questions for her Guideposts column, Pawprints On My Heart, how could I resist?
I didn’t have to long for a question to arise from Magellan, my extremely curious, one-year old Maine Coon cat!
Magellan’s Burning Question
Because it’s in his nature to explore, Magellan loves to gaze out of windows and open closed doors. Whenever my husband and I leave home to run errands, he tirelessly awaits our return as he wonders what entices us to leave the comforts of home.
Recently, as I returned from an outing, Magellan jumped up, peered at me with his expressive eyes and trilled:
Why am I an indoors-only cat?
Lovingly, I scooped my 14-pound bundle of fur into my arms and replied:
Magellan – you are the apple of my eye – a sweet angel sent from heaven above. I love you. Because I cherish you, I want to spend as many moments with you as possible.
When you came into our home, I promised to do everything within my power to ensure that you live a long and healthy life. One of the most important ways I keep this promise is by providing you with a safe environment in a loving home. Did you know that by keeping you indoors, your life expectancy increases significantly?
Research shows that the average lifespan for outdoor only cats is approximately 1 year of age. Indoor-outdoor cats, on average, live for 3 to 6 years. By contrast, indoor cats have an average lifespan of 13 to 15 years!
As you can see, Magellan, living indoors is an act of love. May you be a part of our family for many years to come!
For more stories and photographs about Magellan and his siblings, join us each week at Wordless Wednesday at Create With Joy!
National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day Blog Hop
Now it’s your turn to answer your cat’s questions – and to share them with us! Please link up your answers to your cat’s burning questions below!
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