The Joys of Cat Ownership

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Cats are by their nature very clean, and they fastidiously groom themselves with their barbed and very effective tongue

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Cats smell good

If you ever bury your nose deep into a cat’s soft fur, you’ll know how good they smell; sort of musky and sweet.

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Polite eating and drinking habits

It’s beneath a cat to guzzle their food or slurp their drink. They tend to sip gently, and eat selectively.

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Economical on space

Cats are neat creatures who don’t take up loads of space. Yes, they love a stretch, but they are very partial to a tiny box, love curling into a tidy ball, and they won’t monopolize the couch.

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Financially sensible

Owning any pet is a big responsibility, especially on the finances. However cats have much lower running costs than dogs, requiring less food

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Personal space

Call them aloof, but sometimes a cat’s sense of protecting their personal space is an asset. We can’t always give our pets constant attention

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Feline balance

Watch a cat walk along a wall or even a narrow railing, and marvel. The idea that their balance is thanks to their whiskers is an old wives’ tale and it likely has more to do with their incredibly flexible back

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Cats have nine lives

If only this were true! The medieval proverb states: “A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays and for the last three he stays”.

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Daredevil nature

Enjoy the sight of a cat walking along a railing, running up a tree, weaving in and out of traffic, jumping off walls, pouncing on unsuspecting victims

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Boost heart health

Thanks to cats being associated with the reduction of stress and blood pressure, several studies, such as this 2009 paper from the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology

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Playtime

Cats might not be as needy as some other pets, but they do love to play. Find your inner child by blowing bubbles, playing hide-and-seek or setting up an edible treasure hunt.

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Kittens

Even if you’re “not a cat person”, you’d need a strong will to meet a litter of kittens and not want to take one home.

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