字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi, I'm Anna Akana and I am so excited to be a guest on one of my favourite channels. For those of you who don't know I have five cats myself. So obviously a collab between me and Simon's Cat had to happen eventually. And because I know you're all wondering my cats are Lily, Abby, Jimmy, Congress and Beetle. Now, I'm sure most of you tuning in probably have a cat or five because after all cats are kind of the cornerstone of the Internet. But, maybe you don't have a furry friend and that is the exact reason why you come to Simon's Cats Channel. Well, for those of you kind of on the fence about whether or not to adopt a few kitties, I am here today to push you over that fence and convince you to have some fur babies. So, here are three reasons why adopting a cat is an awesome thing to do. One: they're healthy for you. Studies have actually shown that the act of petting a cat reduces your blood pressure and relieves stress and anxiety. And, sure they might raise your blood pressure on occasion when they ruin your work or scratch up your couch. But, for the most part cats are an amazing source of comfort during hard times. I know whenever I come home from like a very stressful day I like to cuddle with one or two or all of my cats to really help me relieve some stress and just take a break. Two: studies also say that cats are a huge help with depression and loneliness as well as helping you recover over the loss of a loved one more quickly. Pet owners actually show less symptoms of emotional pain than non pet owners when you're mourning the loss of a loved one. I know for me when my sister passed away I started bringing cats home. I was never allowed to have any pets because my dad was in the military. But, once my sister died I just really needed something to take care of and remind me how beautiful life can be. So, if you are experiencing any kind of depression, loneliness or grief having a pet really reminds you that death is a very natural part of life. And, three: this comes from me being a multiple cat owner over the course of the last ten years. But, cats teach you responsibility and in a way almost simulates parenthood. I'm a very maternal person like I love taking care of things whether it's a human or a plant or an animal. And, I have a strong maternal instinct. I'm at that age where my body and my brain are like "have a bunch of babies" But I love my career and want to keep working on that. So I know that children aren't the best decision for me right now. Five cats however is almost like having half of a kid. And, as a result it's made me more responsible caring and mature--just like Simon. Taking care of another living creature not only teaches you how to take care of yourself but it gives you a sense of fulfilment that you otherwise wouldn't get. I hope that these reasons and more will encourage you to adopt a couple of cats at your local shelter. Not only are they wonderful fur children and amazing companions but they're also intimidating little dictators to have in your home. And, if you do have a cat or two please tell us in the comments below what you think the key benefits are. I also made a companion video on my channel in collaboration with Simon's Cat that you can check out here. I'm Anna Akana stay awesome Gotham!