DISCLAIMER: I know people are going to comment something about dogs being the best. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE dogs + have had them all my life, but 71% of shelter cats are euthanized compared to 54% of dogs. I'd like to take this list to honor the little feline in my life and hopefully encourage someone to rescue a cat one day. 😸
  1. β€’
    They're snuggly
    4f343b41 7b54 40bb a980 1836a271dcdd
    Cats will sit on your lap, love on you, and crawl all over you. Mine cuddles and makes biscuits on me every day.
  2. β€’
    They're funny
    1b247f48 d2d5 48c8 98c2 bd1fc05264cc
    My fiancΓ© and I laugh at our cat's quirky behavior all day long. It's endlessly entertaining and always makes us smile.
  3. β€’
    They're low maintenance
    96a74551 48d9 41a1 9e36 6fb66704b796
    They're relaxed and are happy just to hang around while you go about your tasks.
  4. β€’
    They're playful
    F8fd3e86 c6dc 459e a0c5 080acb46cb5d
    My fiancΓ© and I play all kinds of fun games with our cat; we hide things for her to find or have her fetch small toys. It's so nice to turn your brain off and just play with your pet for a while.
  5. β€’
    They're loyal
    05f4ffa4 13b5 4e32 b151 102640c0a985
    They will run to the door and welcome you home, they'll follow you everywhere, they'll even watch you in the bathroom and shower. You'll never have privacy again but HEY it's worth it I promise
  6. β€’
    They can be alone
    45f3e70c 7f8e 4a50 99c9 368331696915
    Need to leave your house for a few hours? Your cat is happy to sleep while you're gone. Also if you're traveling, you don't need to board cats. Someone going to your place 2x per day to feed and check on them is enough.
  7. β€’
    They groom themselves
    7051adf1 b2f9 4ef4 822e 6c668baa487b
    Cats spend a third of their waking life grooming themselves. They are very clean, but brushing them is good for them and they love it.
  8. β€’
    They're content and easy to please
    4cfedaee 6258 45b6 8359 50fb14a6fff6
    Watching TV with you or playing with a paper bag is enough for most cats. As long as they're fed, they're not at all demanding.
  9. β€’
    They're smart
    95ebdd2a 2784 464b 873f 1b0e474de88c
    You can teach a cat something and they'll learn quite quickly, as evidenced by how fast cats learn to use the litter box.
  10. β€’
    They're comforting
    32e9d4ab dcfa 4bb9 8e03 0df5c837f45c
    There are few things more wonderful than curling up on a rainy day with a blanket and my kitty, who will lie with me for hours. There is science behind why it's healing for people to be around purring cats. Check out this infographic about it: http://www.dailyinfographic.com/the-healing-power-of-cat-purrs-infographic
  11. β€’
    They're kinda strange
    293f1010 fef6 431e bda4 f7cbef7fb716
    Cat behaviors can appear very unusual, which is I think part of why people are afraid of them. Once you'll get to know your cat, you'll grow to understand their behavior and know them, as animals, really well. I love my cat's oddness.
  12. β€’
    They kill pests
    293ac8c9 e169 4791 a781 a45e3617c2bf
    Bugs, rats, mice - cats will catch them all! Thankfully I don't have any of those, so Vesper catches toy ones instead.
  13. β€’
    They don't need much space
    Bdac1c46 472a 44a1 82d3 f336a232f00d
    Cats actually love small spaces and do very well in apartments.
  14. β€’
    They're easy to talk to
    A056ee49 6ab3 4975 a355 4129605da2d8
    Because they are very good listeners.
  15. β€’
    They're the best nap buddies around
    D4d3ac6a a5a9 4ee9 8f36 40b15d1dfbf2
    Cats are always happy to nap alongside their beloved humans (they're nocturnal and do most of their sleeping during the day!)
  16. β€’
    6d7beffe 6a90 44aa a584 2fea0e1f9c7c
  17. β€’
    492d1fc4 57f1 44cd 8077 8f95c6ced1a6
  18. β€’
    Bb36f55d 324e 44ec 9774 4cf7a22460d3
  19. β€’
    824602f3 e68b 4c18 a87b 89ea6282552c
  20. β€’
    67064222 8f73 4460 ac1c 03078e87454f
  21. β€’
    2cdbf138 2dc8 4cef b845 d27c59f555da