Only a cat owner will know what I mean by "hanging out with a cat". Unlike dogs cats are intuitive and sense when then need to be calm or caring of their owners. Today I am sick and staying in bed and my cat Sam has been hanging out with me. Normally he is very busy but instead of playing with the dog or watching the birds he is lying next to me.
Cats can be playful and make their owners laugh and then when you do not feel good they sense your emotions and the cat is really affectionate and are good company. For instance when I do not feel good my cat knows it and he will bring me all of his toys to me and set them close to me. He will not insist that I throw the cat ball far, instead he will be happy playing me while I lie in bed or on the sofa.
Hanging out with my cat Sam is fun because he lies next to me as if he is keeping me warm and when I nap he naps. When I awake I usually find Sam is under the fleece blanket or on top of my head purring.
Today I do not feel good so I have been lying on the sofa in the living room because husband has a nice warm fire going in the fireplace and the heat sure feels good, Sam is hanging out with me on the sofa and so is the dog. When I do not feel good my cat is good company.
Note: Sam has feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and so he does sleep more, which means when you are sick and have to stay in bed, an FIV cat is good company.