Thinking about getting a cat? Owning one for the first time? Whatever your situation may be, you’re in for a treat! Cats are everything you would expect them to be: cute, furry and cuddly! However, if you’re new to the world of cats, then there are a few things about living with them that will surprise you. Don’t freak out. At the end of the day, you’ll never know how you lived without them!
Here are 6 truths about living with a cat:
- I Am The Greatest Star:
While they may be the apple of your eye, cats feel otherwise. As far as your kitty’s concerned, everything revolves around them. They are the sun, the stars and the moon. Unlike dogs, who will do anything to please you, cats see themselves as your master. Don’t feel bad for worshiping them, however. As a matter of fact, they get a kick out of it. But don’t be afraid to be firm with them from time to time. After all, it is you who is the true master of the house!
- Mine! All Mine!
Because they think they are the rulers of the world, cats will believe that everything in the house belongs to them, including you! Clothing, furniture, food (yes, your food) and more, cats will have no problem doing whatever they please with your stuff. They may sleep on your bed, hide in your wardrobe and steal your food off the counter. You might as well say goodbye to your favourite glass bowl if your kitty decides it’s their new toy. This is why you need to make sure your valuables are well protected from your cat’s little paws.
- I Can’t Be Tamed:
One of the big differences between cats and dogs is how they interact with their owners. Dogs can easily be trained to respond to commands from their owners. Cats, on the other hand, run by their own rules. As it goes, cats come to you when they feel like it, not when they’re told. While their independence should be applauded, it’s also something that needs to be controlled. Simply asking them to do something isn’t enough. You may have to take a little bit of action if you want your cat to do what you tell them.
- I Did Not See That Coming:
Something that will both surprise and scare you is how unpredictable cats can be. You two may be sitting on the couch one day and your cat may suddenly freak out and do a somersault off the cushion. Or you may come home from work one night and find your cat has staked its territory on your bed and will not move, no matter how many times they scratch you. But there’s nothing to be truly afraid of. Some things your kitty does may be your fondest memories of them. It could even be a YouTube sensation if you happen to record it!
- May I Offer This Complimentary Massage?
A quirk you will quickly love is your cat’s habit of kneading everything. While not all of them do it, many cats, young and old, tend to knead their paws on surfaces. From the carpet to your tummy, there are many theories as to why cats love to knead things. It may be to make a comfy spot for them to lie on, to mark their territory, or simply because they’re in a happy mood! If you’re lucky enough to receive one of their professional massages, don’t be nervous! Their claws shouldn’t hurt you. Just sit back and relax while your kitty purrs their kneading song!
- We’re Going To Be Best Friends:
No matter what quirks your cat may have and how strict you may be with them, you two will soon love each other with all your hearts! Like all best friends, you two may have things that you dislike about the other. You may quarrel and fight with each other when you’re both not getting your way. But there will also be times when you will rely on the other for comfort, laughs and a warm cuddle. The good days will certainly outweigh the bad, and you will treasure those days forever!
Living with a cat will be a rollercoaster ride that you will not want to get off of. So hold on tight, because you’re going to have the best ride of your life!
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