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Open Letter From Cats: Follow Us To The Table

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Dear Humans,

You’ve been pretty lucky. We’ve been building you the perfect guide to living a purr-fect life. Oh yes, we say purr-fect because cats know how to live the good life! You’ve learned how to unwind from your whirlwinded life and how to get more play in your daily activities.

Now that you can unwind and play more, we’re eager to share the most delicious of tips: how you can feast like felines and truly enjoy what’s on your plate.

Humans are pretty busy creatures, constantly on the go and tackling a lot in a 24-hour period. This usually leads to people not having much time to truly enjoy their meals and savor food without distraction. We humorously call those who do this “shovelers” because well, that’s what ends up happening!

16945-morris-catPhoto Credit: Big Heart Pet Brands

It’s ok, though. We’ve learned from the best on how to focus on our food and truly enjoy it. Morris of 9Lives® cat food is a great example of how you can live well and turn distracted dining into feline fine dining.

Humans, take note. 

Slow Down And Enjoy Everyday Simple Pleasures

Day to day, you’ll be faced with a lot of choices: how to dress, what errands to tackle, and of course what you’ll eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now, some tasks and to-dos on your list may not seem that eventful and hey, that’s totally fine! Doing laundry is not meant to be the highlight of your day.

16945-cats-eatingBut when you go out to eat or make a meal at home, it is the purr-fect time for you to be more like Morris and relish those everyday pleasures. For cats, this could be taking a sweet nap after enjoying a delicious meal, something like 9Lives Daily Essentials Dry Cat Food® or even something scrumptious like 9Lives Meaty Paté Super Supper® wet cat food. It's just like the way it should be for humans. These foods taste great, have good nutrition, and help support heart health, clear vision, strong muscles, and a healthy skin and coat.

Cats would never deny themselves pleasure while eating, and neither should you! So maybe for you, this could be having a much-needed and enjoyable conversation with a friend over lunch or spending time with a loved one over a hearty, heart-warming dinner. In the chaos that is daily human life, it’s so important to set time aside to just be and enjoy being in the moment.

4 Fast Benefits To Slowing Down

  • Enjoy Your Food: When you get tasty food to enjoy, why rush the experience? If you choose something for its tastiness, it is meant  to be tasted. Plus when you savor each bite, you may notice you feel full faster! Feel happy, full and enjoy what's on your plate!
  • Better Digestion: Digestion actually starts in the mouth. Eating slower helps you chew your food, which leads to better digestion. The less your stomach has to work to break down food, the better!
  • No Stress: Taking time at the table to enjoy a meal provides some time for mindfulness and relaxation. Rushing through means you don't get a break from the chaos, and everyone  deserves a break.
  • Less Fast Food, More Quality Meals: Eating too fast often means choosing a quick meal over a substantial one. When stressed, anxious and in a hurry, fast food seems like the best option. Rebel against the quick-eats lifestyle and you'll find yourself with much better food on your plate. 

So put down the phone, you don't see cats making calls or checking news feeds. Your meal is meant to be appreciated. When you feast, don't rush, but instead jump on the chance to relax, enjoy and live well! 

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