Therapy cats change lives. It's a statistical fact that animals in your life can improve well being in many levels. That they help with stress levels and even help us live longer because we are happier is an impossible thing to ignore. Having always had cats in my life I would be the first to agree that life isn't the same without them. As I struggle to come to terms with the loss of my beloved Rueben I know only too well how important animals are and the idea of a life without them in it is just not an option for me. Fergus is my only cat now and it feels so strange to have just one cat in the house, somehow there seems to be a lot of empty space.