For all you cat lovers and proud cat owners out there this is nothing new. I’m sure you’re already aware of all things every cat owner goes through and just how good they are in showing affection. But for all others who have never owned a cat this may be of help, if you are thinking of getting one, or are just ignorant about their beautiful, curious and adventurous nature.
Wikipedia describes them as following: “The domestic cat or the feral cat is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal. They are often called house cats when kept as indoor pets or simply cats when there is no need to distinguish them from other felids and felines. Cats are often valued by humans for companionship and for their ability to hunt vermin. There are more than 70 cat breeds.” They sleep somewhere between 12 to 16 hours a day.
But when they are awake it is a roller-coaster ride. They hunt either a live pray, or anything else that might seem like one – shoe lace, falling leaf, shadow, laser, your fingers…They play, a lot, especially in the middle of the night when you have an important meeting in the morning and have to get up very early… All the jokes aside, maybe you still do not understand why cats are great pets, so we decided to give you a little encouragement. The following are 13 irrefutable reasons why you should choose a cat as your pet.
1. The most lovable sound in the world
Cat’s purring is one of the most comforting sounds in the world. A cat can purr when it is content. Hearing of its gentle rumble as it breathes in and out can really have a calming effect on our mind and soul. You need to know that purring doesn’t always mean that the cat is in a good mood. Cats purr because they want to communicate and tell us about their other needs and emotions also. For example, the cat can purr when it’s time for lunch, except that in this case, it’s combined with unpleasant meowing like baby’s crying. Some other researchers tell that purring also has a healing effect. When cat purrs it has a soothing effect, and those vibrations help in building muscles, healing bones and wounds…
2. The gentlest creatures
Cats love cuddling and they will not judge you for anything. When you come home from work, there isn’t anything better than relaxing with your pet. The cat will always be by your side if you treat it well, it is a good listener and you can consider it for your best friend. It’s such a great feeling when you know that someone is ALWAYS waiting for you when you come home.
3. Clean space and everyone is happy
They know to defecate in the space provided for it and very rarely they will “mess up” your living space. Although it’s very strange for an animal, cats simply know the rules. They can easily learn all commands and will always respect your space in the house. When they’re still kittens, they learn to leave their own scent on specific places in the house. That’s why they are considered for more obedient pets than dogs.
4. Cleanliness is in the first place
They do not bathe, so you won’t spend a dime for cosmetics. Cats know to clean themselves and many of them do not like water at all. Your good intention of bathing your cat can look like a complete disaster. They will desperately try to escape that “ritual” as if someone was chasing them, so you better leave them alone. Of course, there are also water-lovers that will wonderfully enjoy all special fragrant shampoos you put on their fluffy coat.
5. Skillful and independent
Cats are independent and require a small amount of attention which makes them one of the least demanding pets. If you don’t treat your cat well, it can leave you without thinking twice. They will always know how to escape danger and that’s why there is a legend about their 9 lives.
6. Games without limits
They are extremely agile and playing with them is an endless source of entertainment. They will never get bored of jumping, running and scratching something in your house. Cats love toys a lot, and they will imagine those are her friends.
7. Smaller than…
They take up much less space than… let’s say dogs. You can take your cat with you wherever you want, and the only thing you need is one small patch. Of course, it does not apply if you own a Maine Coon or Ragdoll cat breeds; or… hmm… it does apply even to these cat breeds? We already show you 10 pictures showing that, no matter what, cats will always be cats, so judging by these photos… I will not say it outloud. Decide for yourself.
8. Who chose cats?
If you generally prefer cats to other animals, it is very likely that you are more intelligent than others. A cat is the most popular pet in the world with more than 600 million of them in homes worldwide, and the real truth is that a cat chooses her owner. Cats do that with their social stimulus and that’s how human makes a decision in the end!
9. Hmm… home alone?
They will endure loneliness without a problem for a day or two, provided that you leave them a sufficient amount of food and water. So, don’t be afraid of going out because the cat will find what to do anyway.
10. Silly and witty friends
They are very curious and at the same time, they will do anything to keep us entertained. There is no space for bad emotions… the cat will not let you feel down!
11. Great and brave protectors
Cats behave protectively and they are strongly connected with their owner. They know what their property is, so they will not let their owner so easily. If there is “someone new” in your life, it should take a lot of time for getting to know of each other.
12. Longtime by our side
They live much longer than most other animals – about 14 years, and it’s such a cool fact!
13. Respect – first of all
They are very gentle and in an instant, they can turn from a pet into a family member. Every cat that enters your home is for sure going to take your heart! They know habits, heart and soul of each family member and they will always respect what is yours.
Source (idea and images): Huffpost
Thumbnail source: Mark Dargan Photography