Cats and Emapths?

Bill Walker
Bill Walker
@bill-walker
7 years ago
739 posts

As I have cruised around and read quite a few bio's, I found that a lot of you talk very fondly about your pets, but more often, it's cats that get the highest praise from most empaths, or at least that is what it seems to me. Which makes me wonder, if dogs are amans best friend,then are cats an empaths best friend? And if so, why?

Meowski, I certainly would expect a comment from you on this. LOL :-D


updated by @bill-walker: 07/20/18 04:32:13AM
Bill Walker
Bill Walker
@bill-walker
7 years ago
739 posts
I also talk to my cats. And like you, Nakesha, most of my cats have somehow chosen me rather then me choosing them. And yes, I even consider them, my kids.
Bill Walker
Bill Walker
@bill-walker
7 years ago
739 posts
Thanks ya all! I really enjoyed reading all of your comments.
Bill Walker
Bill Walker
@bill-walker
7 years ago
739 posts
I sure hope that you don't make stew out of your cool cats? And actually, I'm vegetarian, so bunnies would fall in the same cat-egory as well, at least for me.
Bill Walker
Bill Walker
@bill-walker
7 years ago
739 posts
I love dogs as well along with all the other four leggeds. :))
Bill Walker
Bill Walker
@bill-walker
7 years ago
739 posts
I used to feed the crows where I used to work and we all became good buds. They would come whenever I would do my very poor immitation of a crow call. I think they all laughed whenever I did it, but they never argued about the food. I often worry about them a little as our unit was closed down and I'm not their to help them out anymore!
Cat Whisperer
Cat Whisperer
@cat-whisperer
3 years ago
760 posts
Ditto, I have always had cats in my life. I was lucky enough to have a family that all loved cats. I have always had a special bond with them. I now find myself "conversing" with my cats through thoughts. (I know, it sounds weird). I can look at my cats and call them up into my lap. They are my comfort when I am feeling low, they energize me. I have throughout my life saved many cats from demise and have even been able to tame the "impossible" ones. They all have such gratefulness. They are very spiritual animals, all gifts from a Greater Source.
Reckless
Reckless
@reckless
3 years ago
118 posts
I like cats and dogs although I've only owned cats.

One thing I love about pets is that they naturally adopt your personality. I guess it depends on how long you've had them but each animal knows their owner practically better than they know themselves. Sounds like a group of people who are able to detect your emotions ;)

I miss my cat. He was put to sleep at 16. He was old and lived a great life with me. He was the exact same as me. He'd scare you, play jokes on others, and he was just as quiet and calm as I am. He would even do his disappearing acts too. He seemed just like me as far as emotions. He'd show some then try to get as far away from you as possible. I'm just weird like that but I felt he was the only person that understood. I always seen him as a younger brother or sometimes as the kid I didn't have. He always had big eyes but he would try to keep them low. He was such a cool cat.
Cheshire Cat
Cheshire Cat
@cheshire-cat
3 years ago
1,293 posts

Being a cat myself, of course I feel we are the best empaths, and that we are superior beings, in general.

I've had friends who are dogs, a bunny, and a couple of cockatiels, but other cats have been the most constant in my life, and I've had far more of them. We can see spirits, you know. We may appear aloof, or even disappear for awhile, as I am known to do, lol. However, when you are really in bad shape, we are there to lie by your side and purr.

Dogs love everyone, even monstrous excuses for human beings who treat them horribly. If we love you, you know you are decent, because we won't put up with abuse and if mistreated, we will leave if we can get outside. We are picky about whom we give our loyalty to, just like most empathic people are.

.....nothing left but the smile, :-)

Cheshire

EliseLebeau
EliseLebeau
@eliselebeau
3 years ago
419 posts

I also feel animals companions are really beneficial for empaths.

(Sorry Bill, this comment is about my dog, not cats...)

I had cats growing up but was never around dogs. Last year, I felt a powerful urge to get a dog. I had no idea what I was doing but I knew I wanted a rescue, not a puppy.

Like others have said, I feel my dog chose me more than the other way around. She'd been up for adoption for 4 months but I guess she was waiting for me ;)

Contrary to most humans, her energy is super stable in the "good" or "neutral" zone. She quickly became a super fun source of grounding for me!

Funny story: 4 months ago, I felt the "urge" again...So now I have 2 dogs! The second one is also a rescue that was skin and bones when he came to Oregon. He's a plump boy now :)

Bill Walker
Bill Walker
@bill-walker
3 years ago
739 posts

I miss all of my cats, but the first one does hold a special place in my heart. I wonder how many people have had a cat that was so smart she knew how to play hide and seek with me when I was a kid. It was incredible because she would go hide and jump out to scare me when I got close. and then she would sit for ten or fifteen seconds so I could go hide. And we would do it over and over so she certainly understood the game and the rules.

We'll play it again when I get back home I'm certain.

Bill Walker
Bill Walker
@bill-walker
3 years ago
739 posts

I love dogs as well, so you're forgiven Elise. LOL

Cat Whisperer
Cat Whisperer
@cat-whisperer
3 years ago
760 posts
I can relate. I have made it a lifetime mission to save all of the kitties that need my help. I am lucky enough to live on a farm so I am able to rescue the lost souls. They all are very grateful, loving beings, all with their own personalities. I am convinced that they are all reincarnated spirits destined to cross paths with me throughout my life.
Cat Whisperer
Cat Whisperer
@cat-whisperer
3 years ago
760 posts
They all seem to "find" me. I even had one that I saw as a kitten at my office living under an old building. I tried to catch her but she was too wild, but strange thing, a week later I was getting ready to go to work and heard a loud distressed howling going on. I went to investigate just to find that that kitten had somehow gotten under the hood of my car an rode there for 45 miles home. She must have been there all night. I was able to get her to come to me. That was 12 years ago, she is still will me, along with 4 others that I have saved through the years.
Bill Walker
Bill Walker
@bill-walker
3 years ago
739 posts

I agree Dianne, completely!

Visitor
Visitor
@visitor
3 years ago
303 posts

Not at all. I love dogs more than anything, but cats seem attracted to me too. Probably because I will pet anything furry and soft that's sitting in front of me. But I'm definitely a dog person, and a strong empath.

Ithink we're all empaths, just to different degrees. Even the most shut-off people feel others' vibes; if you look in their eyes and watch their body language, you can see it even if they aren't aware of it.

I see a lot of anthropomorphism in these comments. Shame on you (I scold you gently)! Animals are very empathic, but they're simple (though very intelligent)creatures. Cats are not superior to dogs or vice versa. Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years, cats not as long so they're a little wilder. Dogs are pack animals; cats are not. Both species were sent to us as companions and guides.

Cheshire Cat
Cheshire Cat
@cheshire-cat
3 years ago
1,293 posts

I've always preferred cats and had them most of my life; far too many to count. I had 9 at one time in college.

I've also had 2 hamsters, a parakeet, a cockatiel, a giant Flemish rabbit, and 3 dogs.

Despite loving them all very much, I would've said I prefer cats until we got our rescue Corgi. She had a long term disability like I do, and she helped me by showing me her courage and her big Corgi smile in spite of all she went through. She will always have a special place in my heart as a result.

I do think cats can see spirits though. All of us who've had them know what I am talking about! Of course, in my case, you see nothing but the smile I leave behind, lol........

Cheshire Cat

Ecila
Ecila
@ecila
3 years ago
897 posts

I love all animals but have gotten more attached to the dogs I've had (only two since I get so attached it kills me when I loose them). I've had many cats, tho. My ex bought a two foot long iguana once that I didn't want but eventually I got attached to him too. Snakes are another matter...

Alexandria Coleman
Alexandria Coleman
@alexandria-coleman
3 years ago
3 posts
From as far back as I can recall I have had a special bond with cats over any other animal. Something about them speaks to me. I can look into their eyes and see the love they have and want to share.
Kit Kat
Kit Kat
@kit-kat
3 years ago
232 posts
That's funny :) I think you might be right! That's what it seems like for me, too
Kit Kat
Kit Kat
@kit-kat
3 years ago
232 posts
I prefer cats, but I'm allergic to them (lol)I think what makes me so drawn to cats is that I can relate to them better than dogs - dogs seem sonewhat overeager, needy, and oblivious, whereas cats are more aware (more "awake"), more independent, more cautious, and they tend to have softer fur :)

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