My Cats are always around me
I recently left my job and having been sitting around the house all day and my two cats do not leave me alone. The older cat used to be pretty independent, my gf and I got him when we were in Grad school and were gone most of the day, but the little guy is attached to us and is usually not more than 3 ft away. Now both of them hang out by me all the time.
They are also really funny guys, the younger one, Sham, is a bit of bully and likes to play fight with Onyx, and sometimes Onyx fights back. While they can get annoying when they play fight and run all over the house shedding hair, they are interesting to watch because after 3 minutes for a little fighting and running and jumping, they sit and chill by each other. At first we were never sure whether it is ok for the time to engage in some playfighting because we didn't like the show of aggression, but everyone tends to think that as long as they aren't hurting each other and it happens once or twice a day, then its good for their energy.
However, the point of this post was, that despite my feeling down at times looking for a job and all the hassles associated with it, their presence really calms me down. They are extremely loving and they love to sleep by me during the day and sometimes stare at me while I am typing away at my computer. The oddest thing is that as a man, I was initially against getting cats, but look at me now, posting on a cat forum...I have turned into the crazy cat person and I love it.