The following are my Chinese brush painting of cats. A cat is a wonderful pet. It is entertaining, affectionate and astoundingly self-reliant. And, like any pet, it requires proper care. Since a cat can live indoors and does not need to be taken for a daily walk, it is the ideal pet for a city-deweller. Cats make particularly good pets for children or the elderly. Stroking a pet helps to relieve stress and lower blood pressure. Cats sleep up to 16 hours a day, so if you give your cat a comfortable bed, it is likely to stay out of mischief. Give a kitten plenty of toys to keep it occupied if you are often out during the day. Playtime is essential to a cat’s development, especially if your cat is an indoor cat. Spend 10-15 minutes a day playing with your cat. Feed your cat regularly to deter it from straying away from home. If you neglect your cat’s appetite, it may go off in search of a new food source, probably a sympathetic neighbor. If you hold a cat against its will, it may bite or scratch you. Cats are natural hunters. Do not make the mistake of assuming that your cat is hungry and is hunting for food. Domestic cats will hunt even if they are fed regularly. Their prey, which they often play with, is usually small rodents or birds.