Thank you to Men and Cats reader Kristi, who submitted this post on her man-cat combo Jim and Petunia. They look so cozy together!
“This is my husband Jim and our cat, Petunia, who came to us as a stray. I think it’s fair to say she worships him! And, he loves her right back. Every night they have this ritual of snuggling before bed. It’s adorable.”
This man-cat combo is Harry (human) and Framboise* (cat – although, really, that seems kind of obvious…)
Harry’s fiance sent in these photos. She says Framboise is the “other love” of Harry’s life. Framboise is a Siamese cross, and “she is French, he is English. We moved to France for his job; he is a professional rugby player and signed for a French team, then having moved to France he adopted a tiny kitten who took over his heart!” All I can say is, I hope the other members of the rugby team send in photos of themselves with their cats.
*Is this not the best cat name? I gave my cats people-style names, but this is so cute and charming, and appropriate for a French cat. I believe it translates to “raspberry.”
A Men and Cats reader submitted this sweet post about the man and cat in her life:
Daisy is mine and Shelby’s, my fiancé’s, 6 month old brown striped kitten. We rescued her from an abusive home when she was about 6 weeks old. I wanted a little kitten for myself to take care of and keep me company. But Daisy immediately took a liking to Shelby by snuggling in his lap and following him around. I’ll admit I was jealous especially since I was always the cat lover in the relationship. He had never really liked cats too much before and was more of a dog person, but daisy was different. She is truly man’s best friend! He loves her so much and she shows the same love back to him. Everyday when he leaves for work, she waits on the couch right next to our front door for him to kiss her goodbye. Then she cuddles up for a nap and waits for him to come home. When he arrives home, there she is at his feet welcoming him home for the night, then she jumps up on his chair and waits for him to snuggle with her. At bedtime, she cuddles in between us purring and when we wake up, she is in one of our faces purring waiting for us to get up. Daisy is such a special kitty, and she has made our little family complete. Shelby has been happier since we got her, if he is angry or having a bad day Daisy always tries her hardest to cheer him up. I never expected that Shelby would have grown so close to Daisy, but sometimes the most unlikely relationships turn out to be the best ones.
This might just be the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.
This user-submitted update comes from Cats Protection in the UK. I am sure women (and men) in the U.S. also appreciate cat-loving men!
From Cats Protection:
We thought you would be interested to see the results of our research at UK feline charity Cats Protection. The research found that women think cat-loving men possess many qualities they find attractive when looking for love so men who want to improve their chances with the ladies should consider palling up with a feline friend to help attract a partner.
The research found that six in 10 women across the UK think men who own cats are more caring, making them more appealing as a partner. And far from being seen as wimpy, cat ownership appears to be a manly quality as just 27% of women think cat-owning men are soppy.
The research also found that:
• 48% of women think having a cat enhances human relationships
• 42% of women think men who own cats are more loving and 44% think men who own cats are kinder
• Amongst both men and women, the middle-aged (45-54 year olds) are more likely to see the benefit of cat ownership in a relationship with 50% believing a cat in the house improves relationships
Men (or women) wishing to adopt a cat can visit the charity’s website at www.cats.org.uk or call the charity’s helpline on 03000 12 12 12 to find out more.