Unfortunately, I never had a cat … my mother never tolerated it when I was a child and when I became an adult, it simply did not fit my nomadic lifestyle. But the time has come: it will be the year of the cat for me.
Why do I want a cat?
Because cats are the best pets to have! Here’s why:
- They are independent. They even wash themselves.
- They are full of love. And cats do not like you just because you are “their human”, but because they love you too for YOU.
- They are smart and have a lot of personality.
- They are adorable.
What’s even more interesting is that cats have healing powers – or rather, their purring.
I am not the first in history to love cats. In fact, the strong bond between cats and humans goes back as far as history can remember.
In ancient Egypt, cats were loved and worshiped. Their goddess of war and protection, Bastet, is a cat-headed woman. Beyond Egypt, cats were loved around the world in many cultures. 
Chinese farmers worshiped Li-Shou, the Chinese god of cats, to protect their crops against mice and rats. The god of the Polish cat, Ovinnik, was supposed to drive out evil spirits. Ai-apaec was the name of the god of the Peruvian cat. Ceridwen, a Welsh goddess, was followed by white cats to help her in the human world. 
The curative power of cat purring
A recent study found that cats’ whining was medically therapeutic when they were between 25 and 150 Hz.  People who own cats also appear to suffer less from health problems, sleep better and are 40% less likely to have a heart attack simply because cats help their “human” to relax.