I was a cat lady before it was cool.
Shut up right meow. If ever you wondered if your cat was getting as much from your cuddles sessions as you do, rest assured the behavior is mutually beneficial. Scientists recently found that “gentling” actually serves to help keep cats healthy. That’s right: Interactions like petting, brushing, and talking to your feline pal not only make her purr when you spend some quality time together, but moreover, they also help to ensure she’ll be around to do so for many years to come. In which case, it’s quite possible Taylor Swift’s jet-setting cats Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson may live to be 115.