Why Love Cats? The List is Endless!

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If you have been keeping pace with what I post here, it is no secret I am actually a dog owner. I have, on occasion, threatened to get a cat and introduce him into the household – at least once the allergy-prone kiddos move out. My husband thinks that would be a cruel joke to play on our dog. I, however, think having a cat might keep the dog in line.  My husband, a devoted canine fan, will often inquire, “Why love cats anyway?”

Why love cats? There are countless reasons!  While one might argue that some of these reasons can be applied to dogs – and legitimately so – I am merely stating them here in an effort to honestly answer my husband’s inquiry.

  • They purr.
  • They are irresistibly soft.
  • They are far better alarm clocks than those annoying ones with the snooze button.
  • You can talk to them; if you are lucky, they just might even listen. (You do realize, however, that they are prone to talking back.) And you can talk baby talk to them and no one will really care.
  • You don’t have to take them outside to take care of business. (This is a bonus one! How I dread taking my dog outside in harsh elements, especially when he has to sniff for an endless amount of time to find that “perfect spot.”)
  • Cats instinctively know when you need to cuddle.
  • They can stay home alone all day long and you can confidently return home without fear of discovering chewed up shoes or pillows that have been violently ripped apart.
  • Their love for you is truly unconditional.
  • They make for great vibrating foot warmers.
  • They can turn nearly anything into a toy.
  • They don’t judge. (Or do they?)
  • You can be endlessly entertained by their highly expressive faces.
  • They don’t bark at the vacuum cleaner and might even go for a ride on the Roomba!
  • They enjoy “helping” you with tasks, and getting in the way of said tasks is all a part of the process.
  • They make for great distractions. (You really didn’t want to get that work done anyway, right?)
  • And, finally, cat hair is a wonderful accessory. It’s important…no, imperative!…that you wear it with pride!

(Thanks to catster.com for this clever insight!)


Written by Ann Butenas

Ann Butenas

An internationally-recognized author and writer, Ann began her professional writing career at age 12 and began speaking while in college. She has been published thousands of times over the past three decades in all media forms, was former editor and publisher of KC Metro Woman magazine, and has also hosted three talk radio shows in the Kansas City area.