Thursday, February 18, 2010

Why Cats Make Such Great Pets!

Cats are great pets since they don’t require as much attention as other house pets such as a dog. You don’t have to walk your cat and you don’t have to deal with it barking at everything that happens to walk by outside the window. Young cats are extremely playful and you can interact with them when you want to. However, most cats are content to play with toys or to be independent for a large majority of the day.

This doesn’t mean that cats are not excellent companions though, just because they like their independence. They can be silly at times and they often enjoy curling up on your lap and purring loudly. Your cat won’t come running when you are home at the end of day and knock you over. (However, my cat DOES come running to the door EVERY time we come home, even when he is in a deep sleep just prior!)  They also don’t lick or bite hard so you won’t have to worry about how they will interact with others when you have company. (Again, my cat does bite as some do, but definitely not as hard as a dog typically could!) Cats always seem to be able to tell when you need some comfort and will join you on your lap.

Taking care of a pet can help your child to become more responsible, but some pets just come with too much time required to make it a good decision. A cat typically makes a perfect choice for children because they tend to take care of themselves most often. As long as they are given sufficient food and water they will remain happy and healthy. Indoor cats will have to be trained to use a litter box but most of them learn very quickly as a kitten (most often before they even separate from their mother and arrive in your house) so you won’t have to deal with cleaning up such messes around your home. However, you need to clean the litter box regularly because cats do not like to use a dirty litter box and you will not like the constant smell in the house if not properly cleaned.

Another benefit of being a cat pet owner is that cats are clean animals as they spend a large amount of time grooming themselves each day, so they are much easier to care for than most other house pets. In the majority of cases, cats lead a very happy and long life without too many problems. They don’t cost very much because cat food and litter are very cheap. They don’t require as many vet visits for routine shots either like dogs do which can become quite expensive over the lifespan of your pet.

Don't forget that if you have problems with mice, cats make a great natural system for taking care of them. This means you won’t have to deal with messy traps or dangerous poisons around your home. Many cat owners claim they haven’t come across a mouse in their home for years with this line of defense and for that I am grateful!

Cats are very precious and beautiful animals as well. They have a gentle hum to their purring that can be relaxing for humans when they are sitting next to you. Cats have coats in all colors as well as eyes that are very shiny and bright. Each cat has their own personality and you just can’t help but adore them. There are many breeds of cats, if you want a particular kind, but some of the most beautiful cats are those that are mixed breeds.

Cats are very smart animals too so they will quickly catch up to what you like from them and what you don’t based on the praise you give them. Contrary to popular belief, cats are obedient and they want their owner’s to be happy with them since they love to people please often. They will learn fast that you don’t like them scratching on the furniture or putting their tail in your face while you are sleeping.

Cats make a great pet for all these reasons, if you are considering adding a family pet to your home.


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