7 Reasons We Love Cats

My friends and classmates at Wheat Ridge High School informally elected me “most likely to become a crazy cat lady”. What can I say, I love cats! I’m even a little crazy about them! (Or maybe I’m just crazy- that, too.)

In all my *cough* 38 *cough* years, I’ve never lived without a cat in my home. My very first tattoo was the paw print of my Lynx Point Siamese cat, Siki.

I have three lovable kitties in my home today. I’d even adopt another but the husband won’t go for it- silly husband!

As much as I love my dogs, cats will always have a special place in my heart and I’m not alone. According to a 2009 article in Scientific American, cats are the most popular in the world.

One could even argue cats rule the internet, with sites like I Can Has Cheezburger dominating popular culture.

Look, I maded a lol!

Look, I maded a lol!

Dogs certainly get a lot of attention in Northern Colorado, and there’s no doubt Fort Collins is a dog-friendly city, but cats outnumber dogs in our community.

Let’s face it- cats are awesome! Yep, it’s true. Okay, so I might be a little biased, and possibly even a crazy cat lady if not for the husband, but I stand by my opinion! Who’s with me?!

7 Reasons We Love Cats

01. Cats are great conversationalists

I have great conversations with my cats. They tell me about their day, or sometimes just what’s on their mind. I may not know what they are saying, but they sure do tell me all about it!

(It’s not all in my head, really. Not living down the title of crazy cat lady any time soon, am I?)

02. Cats are hilarious!

Cats are quirky, independent, and quite frequently hilarious!

Photographic and videographic evidence of cat hilarity can be found all over the internet. Just take a look at this video of a cat that loves to be vacuumed!

03. Cats are self-cleaning

Healthy cats aren’t smelly or dirty- they clean themselves! While long haired cats require brushing, for the most part cats are a low maintenance pet.

04. Cats are great apartment pets

Cats are allowed in many apartments and don’t require significant space to enjoy a healthy, happy life! They also don’t need to go outside.

05. Cats are family pets

Cats are an excellent choice as a family pet for just about any family! No matter your activity level, number or combination of family members, or location of your home- cats are a great addition to most families.

06. Cats purr

Is there any sound more amazing than a cat’s purr? Purrs are calming to cat and human and create a special bond between the two.

07. Cats reduce stress

Did you know owing a cat reduces stress? Having a cat in your life is good for your health!

Want more cat awesomeness? I’ve got it for you!

7 Fun Facts About Cats

01. Cats can see in the dark.

02. President Abraham Lincoln was a cat lover and kept four cats at the White House.

03. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.

04. Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds.

05. Cats can usually jump 7 times the length of their tail.

06. Cats purr at the same rate as an idling diesel engine.

07. Cats can run up to 30 miles per hour.

Are you a cat person or a dog person? Or maybe, like me, you love both!

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