Cats are the best
I have always been a cat lover since I was a little kid. Unlike humans, animals give you conditional love. They will dump you or leave you in the dirt if they have to. I love most animals, but I have always had a special love for cats.
Cats are awesome; just look at YouTube! Only cats are hilarious enough to be the biggest celebrities on the web. What is it about cats that makes them cool? It’s probably that they pretty much take care of themselves! Here are the reasons why cats rule:
This is Kitty my girlfriend.
1. They Are Independent
Cats can be left by themselves for a while. You can take a short vacation and leave them at home. All they need is enough food and water to make it through. They don’t get separation anxiety and tear up your entire house like dogs do.
2. They Can Use the Bathroom
Yeah, litter boxes can be gross, but they are much easier to deal with than poop scattered all over the house. Cats can even be taught to be potty trained on a real toilet. How cool is that?
3. They Don’t Need Exercise
Cats don’t need to be taken on walks or let outside. All they need is to eat, sleep, and hang out. A lot of people don’t have time to be taking their pets on walks every day.
4. They Are Good With Kids
The majority of cats are good with kids and let kids carry them around. A few cats don’t do well with kids, but you never have to worry about the kids getting injured or killed by a cat as you do with dogs.
5. They Keep Quiet
Cats are pretty quiet compared to dogs. Do you ever get annoyed when a dog’s barking wakes the whole house? You don’t have this problem with cats. Cats that are vocal never meow loud enough to cause a scene, and when you have visitors, they go off and hide rather than jump all over them.
6. They Are Clean
Cats bathe themselves and very rarely need a bath. They don’t smell bad either, like dogs do. You’ll see: After you pet a cat, you don’t feel like you need to wash your hands like crazy.
7. They Can Be Inside or Outside Their Entire Lives
Cats can stay inside their whole lives, and never get dirty and bring fleas and ticks into your home. You don’t have to worry about your pet getting attacked by a wild animal when they live inside. They can also live outside their whole lives unlike dogs.
8. They Are Natural Hunters
Cats are natural-born predators. Insects, bees, spiders, birds and mice don’t have a chance with a cat. Cats pretty much exterminate pests from your house. You won’t have a rat problem with a cat in your house. Hunting is a game for them.
9. They Are Hilarious
Cats are funny. Everyone has seen those millions of videos on YouTube featuring cats’ hilarious behaviors. They are bigger celebrities than half of the people on the Internet.
10. They Are Intuitive
Cats have a clairvoyance about them. They can feel when you are upset, and they want to comfort you. Some cats know when someone is about to die. They are very emotional animals that love to be held and cuddled with. Or so they make you think.
They are so many reasons why cats are cool, but these are ones that stick out to me. Don’t get me wrong, dogs are just too awful, to live with. Thats why cats are the best animal out there!
11. Say Goodbye to Allergies
Well, not for you. But if you have kids, or have kids on the way, having a pet at a young age can lower their risk of getting allergies. Not only to pet hair, but according to the National Institute of Health, pet exposure at a young age can also prevent “other types of common allergies, such as allergy to dust mites, ragweed, and grass.”
12. They’ll Make You Smarter
No, seriously. In a study of self-proclaimed dog-lovers versus cat-lovers done at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, cat owners scored higher on intelligence than dog owners did.
13. They Can Hear and Smell — While They’re Sleeping
Cats do sleep a lot (more on that later), but even when they’re snoozing, they still stay super alert. They’re actively hearing and smelling things while asleep, so that they’re able to pounce on a pest at a moment’s notice.
14. Cats Can Help Kids Learn Social Skills
Cats can have a bunch of positive effects on children. According to Care.com, owning a cat can teach kids social skills and help them cope with traumatic situations.
15. They’re the Ideal Pet for Apartments
Plenty of apartments allow cats because they’re quiet, so they are less likely to wake the neighbors up when someone rings your doorbell.
16. They Often Cost Less to Care for Than a Dog
According to the ASPCA, cats won’t break the bank nearly as much as medium or large dogs because they require much less food, fewer toys, and fewer trips to the groomer.
17. They Have Playful Moods
Ever wonder why cats love to play? Since they don’t hunt for their food, it’s believed kitties have an abundance of energy stored up and release it through playtime.
18. They’re Clearly the Most Intelligent House Pet
Just kidding … but seriously, cats are a lot smarter than people make them out to be. According to Animal Planet, cats are constantly learning and have an excellent memory.
19. They Don’t Make You Feel Bad When You Leave Them
When you head off to work and need to leave your pet behind, you may start to feel a little guilty. But it might be easier with a cat who loves having the house to themselves. Cats will sleep whenever they’re bored — about 15 hours a day.
20. They’re Efficient Drinkers Because They’re Sophisticated Beings
A study found that cats drink water “gracefully,” so if you have mysophobia a.k.a. you hate the sound of chewing (and/or drinking), you may want to get a cat.
21. They’re Actually Good for Your Health
Research shows cats can help lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack. It’s amazing knowing that one of these cuties is keeping you healthy.
22. People Find Their Purrs Therapeutic
Not only is purring absolutely adorable, but it can also be a soothing sound for humans. In fact, there are numerous online videos of cats just purring to help people fall asleep.
23. They Can Live for a Long Time
There are few things in life more heartbreaking than losing a pet, which is why knowing that the average domestic cat has an average lifespan of about 15 years is quite comforting.
24. They’re Just Adorable
We don’t really have to say this, but in case you need convincing, cats are seriously cute.