We talked earlier in the week about how smart cats are. And there are probably many things our cats can teach us: to relax—I mean, really relax; to be alert to potential dangers around us; to do a thorough job of grooming; to take care of our nails; and to stretch. Cats seem to know the benefits of stretching.
You’ve probably noticed that your cats rarely take a step after a snooze or after just a period of relaxing without stretching first. Cats stretch to keep flexible. And, as you’ve noticed they can contort their bodies into all sorts of shapes. Sometimes you come into the room, look at your cat, and wonder which end is actually up—where the nose begins and the tail left off. They’re contortionists. Some say they’re natural yoga cats.