“A house is not a home without a cat “
Us cat owners know the rewards and the joyful ways of having cats in our lives. Our cats give us warm cuddles and purrs. They keep us humble and they even teach us some lessons in life. Un-Zen lessons sometimes, but lessons none the less.
We know that with these joyful moments, come the challenges. Challenges to our mindset and our wallet. Is it all worth it?
Of course it is.
Even with the 12 reasons below, we will still find the greatest of love with our cats.
12 reasons to be a cat person
- You find fur on everything! Black cats like to sit on your white sweater and white cats love to cuddle on your black pants.
- You get to hear meows in your ear at O-Crap-30 in the morning.
- You will never use the bathroom alone again…ever.
- No matter what type of litter you use, you get a trail from the cat box…down the hall…on the rug…
- When you want some cuddles and love, you get nothing. When you want to be left alone, you get smothered.
- When you think you found your Zen, you’ll soon realize the cat buried it. (with the toys under the tattered couch or in the litter box)
- When you walk to the bathroom in the morning, you’ll have to walk gingerly around the 8 land-mine like cat toy in the hall.
- You will vacuum up the equivalent of a cat in fur monthly.
- All your windows have nose prints. (We won’t even discuss the screens!)
- All your furniture has a tattered-aged look, usually around the base and on the arms. (your mattress may have the same look)
- Moving around in bed is not an option. You’ll have a cat-like pillow on your head, by your feet and near your butt. You’re squished in for the night.
- Plus ……You switched friend groups from dog lovers to cat lovers. You can never go back- you are banned.
The greatest rewards and joy is that paw print on your heart from the cat who is kneading your chest with that one claw out. It’s all Good.
These are just a few of the “silly” reasons to be a cat person, if you have more to share, please do.
Peace, Hugs and Purrs!
P.S. The reality is we really don’t own the cat, the cat owns us.
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