There’s a lot of debate in the world on whether or not dogs or cats are the better pet. I mean, don’t get me wrong. Dogs are loveable and fun, but have you ever actually been around a cat. There’s just something about cats that speak deep down to my soul. Whether it’s the similar outlook on life or both of our inabilities to not judge others, I usually have more fun chatting with my cat than I do with anyone else. That being said, here are 15 more reasons why I’m a cat person.
- Cats Literally Don’t Care If You’re There or Not
If you’re a cat person, you know that your cat doesn’t care. Cats are like the angsty teenager of the pet world. They don’t care whether you come or go as long as you bring back food.
- You Never Have to Worry About Your Designer Pumps Getting Chewed On
Cats won’t chew up your prized possessions. You never have to worry about coming home from work and finding your favorite shoes in smithereens on the bedroom floor. You also won’t have to worry about coming home to find your bra chewed up in the living room.
- If A Cat Likes You, Feel Lucky
Cats are picky. They don’t like just anyone. If you find a cat that likes you for more than just the fact that you make getting food easier, consider yourself lucky. If they actually let you pet them for more than 3 seconds, consider it a miracle.
- Cats Can Fend for Themselves
Dogs are the kind of animals that go crazy if their food bowl is empty for longer than 5 minutes. Forget to feed your cat? No worries. They’ll just catch that mouse you’ve been hearing under the floor boards and then leave the remains on your pillow as a gesture of gratitude.
- They Take Themselves to the Bathroom
Have you ever been woken up at 2 AM in the middle of winter to take your whining dog out to pee? Yeah, me either. Because I have a cat.
- You Can Chat with Your Cat
Dogs are fun. They bark and growl and whatnot, but if you want to have a serious conversation, get yourself a cat. Cat’s listen, they respond, and they give the best advice.
- Have Your Ever Tried Bathing a Cat?
Probably not because you don’t have to. Cats don’t go outside and roll in things that smell like they’ve been drug up from the depths of the underworld. Cats are clean. Cats are tidy. Cats groom themselves.
- One Word: Catnip
Want hours of entertainment? Get a catnip toy at your local Petsmart and watch as the hilarity unfolds. Warning: remove curtains prior to bringing in said catnip.
- Cats Never Smell Bad
See number 7.
- Cats are More Like Your Roommate than Your Pet
Dogs need constant attention and affection. Cats are kind of like that roommate you found on Craigslist that keeps to himself except for those rare moments when you both end up on the couch watching the same television show.
- Viral Cat Videos – Enough Said
Have you ever watched those videos of the cute kitten chasing the laser pointer or the cat getting stuck in the Diet Coke box? That could be your life once you convert to being a cat person.
- Cats Will Rightfully Judge You
Don’t have a best friend around to tell you if your dress is too short or your makeup is blended. Ask your cat. Cats are judgy. And, rightfully so in most situations.
- Cats Won’t Annoy Your Guests
Dogs make having house guests over basically impossible. They may seem like everything is okay and throw in a few, “I love dogs,” here or there. But, the truth is they don’t. They’re a cat person too. Insert calm, quiet, and nonchalant cat here.
- Cats are Virtually Silent
Sure, some cats meow – a lot. But, you can pretty much bet that loudly purring is the most you’ll get from the majority of them. You won’t have to worry about a frenzy of barking and growling each time the doorbell rings or the garbage truck drives by.
- Because, Cat People are the Best People
When you’re looking for someone as cynical, introverted, and sarcastic as you, look for a cat person. Cat people tell it like it is, and they aren’t afraid to let the world know how much their cat means to them.