Top Ten Reasons Why We Love Cats
Why Do People Like Cats
World Cat Day was last week, and to celebrate our feline friends, we want to tell you why we think cats are so awesome. Lots of people love cats. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that between 30 and 37 percent of American households have a cat, and that Americans own between 74 and 96 million cats. That’s a lot of people who love their kitties. Here are the top ten reasons why we love cats.
1. Great Entertainment
Your cat probably does all sorts of goofy things to keep you laughing. All they need is a few small toys, a piece of string or a laser pointer and they can keep you entertained for hours.
2. Don’t Take Up Space
If you live in a small house or apartment, a cat is a perfect pet. They don’t take up a lot of space and can easily fit into a small crate when you’re traveling.
3. Not Time Consuming
While cats need to be cared for like any other pet, they don’t need to take up a ton of time. They don’t need to be walked, bathed or constantly let outside. You can use the time you do have with your cat playing and having fun.
4. Not Expensive
Yes, you will have to spend money on food and vet visits, but for the most part, a cat is a relatively inexpensive companion. Their toys don’t cost a lot, and they can be just as entertained with a piece of string as they would be with a special cat toy.
5. Purring and Meowing
We love when our cats purr when we pet them or even just walk in the room. We know they’re happy to see us, plus they look and sound like a furry little motor.
6. No Baths
Unlike dogs, you typically don’t need to give your cat a bath. Which is good, because they mostly likely do not want to take one. Cats are designed to keep themselves clean, and they do a pretty good job.
7. Built-In Exterminators
It seems kind of gross, but cats are like built-in exterminators that can help keep your home free of mice, rats, and other vermin. Just having a cat in the house will keep some critters away.
8. Can Be Left Alone
Your cat isn’t going to resent you or be upset when you have to work all day. They can occupy themselves and don’t need to be let out to use the bathroom. No more worrying about rushing home at lunch or right after work to check on your cats. Chances are, they’re fine.
Their little mews and meows are so darn cute! They love to talk to their owners, and you may eventually be able to tell what all the different noises mean.
10. They Love Us!
While they may seem standoffish to people who don’t have or understand cats, we know that our kitties love us just as much as we love them.