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Do Cats Really Have Nine Lives?

Do cats really have nine lives? Maybe so... maybe not. But if they do, it’s because they have secrets for keeping cool and calm. Here are two “Cat Secrets” from Cool Cats, Calm Kids: Relaxation and Stress Management for Young People by therapist and educator Mary L. Williams:

“Meow... meow...” (Translation: “I want in. I want out. I want in.”)

A cat knows it never hurts to ask. So be honest and speak up! First, search yourself for how you feel. Sad, happy, angry or hurt, it is okay to say how you feel and ask for what you need. Try it — “Mom, Dad. I’m lonely. Could we do something together?” It’ll work! (At least sometimes!) Cat Secret #8: Be Friendly.

“Purr... purr...”

Purring is one way a cat gets what he needs. The purr lets us know when he is happy with the way we treat him. So smile and be friendly! Let others know when you enjoy how they treat you. A smile and a thank you almost guarantees that someone will try to please you again. This is one way you can contribute to your own happiness.Adapted from ool Cats Calm Kids: Relaxation and Stress Management for Young People, by Mary L. Williams. Available at online and local book­stores or directly from Impact Publishers, PO Box 6016, Atascadero, CA,


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