I got a cat and feel more confident in myself

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-18-2013
I got a cat and feel more confident in myself
Mon, 04-01-2013 - 11:42am

I know this may sound absolutely crazy but I got myself a cat a few weeks ago and I feel more confident than I ever have. I don't know if it is because of her or some weird fluke that will have me back feeling like a failure in no time.

I had wanted one for years and finally decided that I was going to get one. I went to animal shelter and found her and brought her home. She does have some health issues (something happened to her back legs and tail) but that makes her all the more special to me. I don't know what it is that I am feeling so good. Is it just a fluke thing?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Mon, 04-01-2013 - 6:42pm

I have two cats and I know caring for them helps me.

You are wanted/needed.

Unconditional Love...;)...

Community Leader
Registered: 01-04-2004
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 10:51am
i have a dog who thinks he's a cat, lol, and he is just amazing. my self-esteem has always been pretty good so adopting him might not have affected me as much as adopting your cat has for you, but i definitely agree with nightangel about the unconditional love thing. your pets love you no matter what and they don't judge like other humans do. whenever you feel like a "failure" that is just the human part of your brain talking so you need to indulge the animal part by being around animals. i generally don't feel like that but i do get anxious (again, too much human brain) and just hanging out with my dog is the best remedy for that :) enjoy her!