Last week, my blogging friend, Debbie wrote of some abhorrent cat behavior that led her to write a post entitled “5 Reasons I Hate Cats.” While I don’t think I can change anyone’s mind about felines, I thought it would be fun to share some reasons why I adore cats.
Their “purrs” relax me.
Some people listen to CDs that play sounds of nature- waves crashing onto the shore, birds chirping, rainfall- you get the idea. Me? Nothing is more soothing that a cat snuggled up to me purring. Some nights, Cybil chooses to sleep on my face head which isn’t the most comfortable. After some push and pull on positioning, she often ends up curled against my neck and shoulder purring. This is how I like to fall asleep.
They can grow on non-cat-people (like a fungus)
I first saw this with my mom. I’ve always been drawn to cats and she was never a fan, but after I adopted every stray cat in the neighborhood, she relented and I got my first kitty. How disappointed I was to find that cat liked her better than me. Misty was an indoor/outdoor cat and disappeared. I was heartbroken. We got another kitty and that one loved me- she was my cat. Abby also wormed her way into my mom’s heart.
My husband is a self-proclaimed dog person. He makes this known regularly. I smile when he grabs a cat when he goes to bed, but I don’t say anything. One morning last week, I walked into the bedroom and found Lizzy wrapped around his foot.
Of course, I had to snap this blackmail adorable photo as evidence that he may be just a little bit of a cat person 🙂
They like company, but they don’t need constant attention
Some say cats are aloof. Maybe they are; but I think they just need less assurance of my love for them than a dog. Our dogs need constant ear scratches and head rubs- if we’re sitting on the couch, we must be petting them. The cats curl up next to me and snooze- they are content just being near me. I “get” them… I like to have my space, too.
Oh, and they keep me company while I work, curled up on the other side of my desk. So cute!
Even when they don’t feel good, cats can strike a pose
Kitties hide their illnesses well, which isn’t necessarily a good thing. Often, by the time we pick up on something being off, they are really sick. When Bulwinquel (our Yorkie-Poo dog) was around two years old, we took her to the vet because she wouldn’t walk on one of her legs- she kept lifting it up like it was hurt. After the second visit for the problem, the vet did an x-ray and confirmed there was no injury. He told us that if we babied her, she may never walk on it again!
And finally: they know how to relax!
I don’t think I really need to explain this one – I have so many snoozing cat pics because they sleep… a lot!
I can sure take come cues from them 🙂
Here it is – your chance to share your thoughts (nicely.) Let me know why you like or dislike cats!