Starting things out on a light note…
My family always had cats when I was growing up and I love them. Nothing makes me feel more at home than cuddling in bed with a purring cat on me. To me it’s the epitome of relaxation.
Are they stinky? Absolutely.
Do they puke everywhere? Yup.
Do they stick their damn claws on my face, scratch my bed and beat the crap out of each other while I sleep? Umm yeah… Pretty much every night.
So what’s to love? You might ask if you are a dog person… Especially if you are a dog person, since cats unlike dogs could give a flying F what you want, and will totally pee on your shoes if you cross them (true story).
Well, I mean, they are undeniably cute. Just check out this picture of my cat stalking me in the bathtub:
And this one of my other cat demanding his morning treats:
It puts the treats by the door and then it leaves the house.
Also, I kind of appreciate their candor and FU attitude (I might kind of get them somehow… but you barely know me so let’s just pretend I’m cool and I never told my boss off that time… Ok?)
Not to mention the endless entertainment cats provide. How many You Tube stars are cats? Just ask Maru:
Clearly my cat is not cut out for You Tube stardom also, he will totally scratch your eyes out if you get too close so I highly recommend you never touch him… or make any sudden moves…
Ok, So maybe this isn’t the most persuasive article you’ve ever read on the merits of cats but for real, these two bring great joy to my life. It’s nice to feel like I’m not alone even if no other humans are home. I’m even pretty sure one of them loves me and the other one probably appreciates the treats I leave by the door.
And if that compelling argument doesn’t sway you there’s this:
” Cats purr during both inhalation and exhalation with a consistent pattern and frequency between 25 and 150 Hertz. Various investigators have shown that sound frequencies in this range can improve bone density and promote healing. ”
PS. I adopted mine as adults from a rescue agency and have no regrets even thought they are feral and aren’t always cuddly. If you are interested in adopting there are many shelter resources here.