The Top 11 Reasons to Own a Cat

There are many benefits to being owned by your cat…

  1. Cats are Intuitive

    They know instinctively when their humans need more attention or would like to be left alone. A cat will rub against your legs or jump in your lap for cuddling to take your mind off your problems. Rubbing a cat’s silky soft fur is an excellent stress reliever.

  2. Cats are Playful

    Dangling a yarn strand for your cat and watching as they chase the string can help keep human’s from sitting in front of the television frozen for hours at a time. When the household cat decides to catch a mouse and puts it out of its misery that is also a plus.

  3. Cats are Entertaining

    Watching my cat chase my Jack Russell/Chihuahua and then jump from his reach, when he turns to catch her is great fun. She will also hide in the bathroom and watch him through the crack of the door to see him round the corner looking for her. Then she will jump on the bathroom sink and pounce on his back as he runs by.

  4. Cats are Clean

    Not only does she groom herself, but she grooms everyone else in the household too. She loves to sit on the dog, as he is attempting to nap, and give him a good washing.She lets you know when her kitty litter needs scooped, and has never missed the box.

  5. Cats are Smart

    Not only does she know how to out wit the mice and the dog, but she is very intelligent about what to eat and not eat. She knows she is a carnivore. She is not like the dog and will not be tricked into eating unhealthy food.

  6. Cats are Good at Relationships

    My dog will try and pester me into petting him whether I am in the mood or not. Not my cat. They instinctively know when to pester, and when not. She knows that she can jump in my lap, but she knows not to jump in my husband’s. She knows who is receptive to cuddling, and who is not. They interact with humans in a way that is consistent with the human’s behavior.

  7. Cats are Good at Teaching Children Empathy

    Gail Melson, PhD states in his book Why the Wild Things Are: Animals in the Lives of Children “The Opportunities today children have to learn about nurturing others increasingly may be coming from the pets in their homes”. He quotes many studies that have been conducted showing higher social skills, sensitivity, interpersonal trust, and ability to nurture coming from those children who were raised with a cat or dog. The bond that takes place between a child and their pet is very special and assists them in their social growth, self esteem, and maturity.

  8. Cats are Agile

    They have been known to fall out windows from seven floors and survive. They can leap and climb tall trees and usually find their way back down to safety.

  9. Cats are Good Hunters

    Not only should the mouse beware, but also the cricket, frog, bird and various other creatures.

  10. They Have a Healing Purr

    Paula Peterson interviewed the president of Fauna Communications Research Institute, Elizabeth Muggenthaler. Ms. Muggenthaler is a research scientist and a bio-acoustic specialist who has done studies on various animal sounds. Her findings are absolutely amazing, and demonstrate that the frequency of a cat’s purring is good for healing muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. It is also thought to be beneficial for other types of healing and stress relief. More information can be obtained from logging in at Fauna Communications Research Institute.

  11. They are Loyal

    There have been many stories of cats that have tracked their human families down and joined them after being separated. There’s a one liner that goes something like “A dog has an owner, but a cat has a staff” but it is not really that simple. There is lot more to a cat than its aloof reputation.

So next time your cat jumps in your lap and wants a little attention stop and think about what a wondrous creation a cat really is.

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  1. IcyCucky

    On October 23, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    Wonderful article, and beautiful pictures of the cat, Judy.

  2. Judy Sheldon

    On October 23, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you, Icy, for your encouragement.

  3. Darlene McFarlane

    On October 23, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    What a great article! I enjoyed every word. When I was a young girl in bed with the flu I would always take the cat to bed with me. I told mom Kitty made me feel better and now I know why. Very good article with lots of interesting information.

  4. lizzie 2 uk

    On October 24, 2007 at 11:21 am

    I used to have 4 cats and I adored them. Them my king size bouncy dog came along and although he would never harm a cat, I always worried that he might sit on one!!! LOL

  5. lizzie 2 uk

    On October 24, 2007 at 11:22 am

    I used to have 4 cats and I adored them. Them my king size bouncy dog came along and although he would never harm a cat, I always worried that he might sit on one!!! LOL

  6. Judy Sheldon

    On October 24, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you Darlene, and Lizzie for your comments. I am lucky that my cat and dog get along so well, just like a brother and sister, but the girl, my cat has the upper hand. They are precious.

  7. valli

    On October 25, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Excellent article, good points.

  8. a.king

    On October 25, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    Great Article!

    I just recently got my cat back after having moved from a place where I couldn’t have him. I was amazed that after so much time apart, he ran and leaped into my arms when he saw me. He is a skittish cat and will only approach people he knows and trusts so it was a relief to see that he still remembers me.

    Cats are amazing and entertaining creatures!

  9. kateapoet

    On October 25, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    great article, i have four cats one of quick is 18.8lbs there great fun.

  10. Judy

    On October 25, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    Dear A. King, I am glad that you were able to get your cat back and that your reunion was so pleasant. I have had a soft spot for every cat I ever owned, and my current cat is not exception.
    Kateapoet, You must be constantly entertained with four felines, but you will definitely have healthy bones and no mice. Lol.
    Thanks to both of you for your comments.

  11. Koyin

    On October 27, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Good article, Cute Pictures too,

    Well done,

    Koyin

  12. Judy Sheldon

    On October 27, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Thank you, Koyin.

  13. Judy Sheldon

    On October 28, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Dominic, Could their purring ability be part of the reason they have 9 lives? The research findings feel that their purr is why they do not have the bone and arthritis problems their counterpart (dogs) do.

    Thank you for the comment. Come back any time.

  14. Jen

    On October 29, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    Wonderful article! I KNEW there was a reason that I was a cat person ;)

    Reekoe’s Room

  15. Judy Sheldon

    On October 29, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    I can’t decide between my cat and dog. I love them both in different ways, so I guess I’ll keep them. LOL.

    Thanks for the comment, Jen. I appreciate your reading my article.

  16. Brooke

    On November 2, 2007 at 9:53 am

    I love cats! Now I am really gonna adopt one! Thanks!

  17. Brooke

    On November 2, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Um how often do u reply? What type of cat should I get? please help.

  18. Heart Stone

    On November 2, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    I’m fond with animals but I don’t own a cat. yet, I do loved cat. Yesterday, when I was walking with a dog…I saw a huggable cat…, she seemed so sweet. She followed us wherever we went, so i thought she want to be with us. I wanted to get her but I don’t want to be liable into something. She was really an adorable cat. What was amazing was that when she looked at me in the eyes. Very penetrating!!!

    Good article!!!

  19. Judy Sheldon

    On November 2, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Brooke, Mine is just a short haired domestic. Some people prefer to get
    purebreds, but I am perfectly happy with my cat. Some of the other breeds can be somewhat temperamental.

    Cats are a responsibility, but many refer to them as the “low maintenance” pet. Generally they do not have as many health problems as a dog might incur, and they will not chew up your shoes when they are small, nor do they have to be walked. I love both my dog and cat and would not want to part with either.

    If you were to have a concern about your cat you could direct it to
    vet@catfancy.com. A column is published monthly in Cat Fancy magazine. Good luck, Brooke. I do not think you would regret it.

  20. Brooke

    On November 3, 2007 at 8:10 am

    I think that I will buy a female calico cat. I saw one at a pet shop named Isabelle. I might get her. Could you help me? I mean like what’s the best ood and litter box and stuff. Please help.

  21. Brooke

    On November 3, 2007 at 8:11 am

    Last message i meant food! sorry!

  22. Judy Sheldon

    On November 3, 2007 at 10:45 am

    Brooke, I am glad to hear from you again. I stayed up all night trying to compile my very best tips for you, and will submit it just as soon as I can get it to download. My computer lost it at 5:00 a.m. and I am now trying desperately to retrieve all of my hard work.

    Question 1 depends on your cat/kitten’s age. Purina kitten chow is good for kittens. Purina also makes adult cat food. Cats should not get much table scraps.

    Question 2 I find that a clumping (scoop able) kitty litter lasts a lot longer because the waste clumps and can be disposed of easier than having to discard a pan full of litter constantly.

    Good luck. I know you will be happy.

  23. Brooke

    On November 3, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you!

  24. Judy Sheldon

    On November 3, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Heart Stone, did you get your cat? It sounds like she may have been meant for you. I have never been sorry about owning a cat. Thank you for your comment.

  25. simple

    On November 4, 2007 at 4:46 am

    also checkout my site here
    http://simple-life.nazrikin.co
    i talks about bird pet..the bird disease and more

  26. Judy Sheldon

    On November 4, 2007 at 8:03 am

    Thank you, Simple. That is why I ask owners not to let their cats roam outside in my new article “Tips for Happy, Healthy Cats.” Bird flu is nothing to ignore.

  27. Beatrice Adams

    On November 4, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    I used to have a cat, and – at the risk of infuriating dog lovers – did find her easier to care for than my dog. My family won’t let me keep cats now, though, because we have a history of asthma.

    One more nice thing about cats: They’re cheaper to feed than dogs, generally :)

  28. Brooke

    On November 5, 2007 at 10:21 am

    Well I might get her. I am a fan of cats. I read the Warrior Cat Books all the time. So I’ll get her soon. Thanks for the tips!

  29. Brooke

    On November 5, 2007 at 10:23 am

    I heard that cats can help with stress. Is that true?

  30. Bluestar

    On November 5, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Hello? I’m Brooke’s cousin. I’d like a kitten but not sure which one to get. Can you please help me?

  31. Judy Sheldon

    On November 5, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    Brooke and Bluestar, Thank you for visiting me. I have a short haired domestic and we are quite happy with her. Did you read the other article that I put together, with you in mind, Brooke “Tips for a Happy Healthy Cat”? If I left anything out, that you need answered, let me know. I will try to help.

  32. Brooke

    On November 6, 2007 at 11:38 am

    Thanks for all of your help Judy! I got her and I just love her! Could you give me some tips? Thanks for everything!

  33. Bluestar

    On November 6, 2007 at 11:43 am

    OMG! Please help me! My cat is sick! My friend came over and gave her some pizza and now she’s sick! Oh my poor Anna!

  34. Judy Sheldon

    On November 6, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    Bluestar, I just got in from work and saw your comment. Is it your cat all right now? If not I hope you called a vet. Good luck with her and be careful with “people food”. Cats are carnivores, and Icy Cucky wrote a good article about foods that should not be shared with your pets.

  35. Brooke

    On November 8, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Are you gonna help me with my cat?

  36. Judy Sheldon

    On November 8, 2007 at 11:21 am

    Brooke, did you read Tips for a Happy Healthy Cat, and if so still have questions? I also posted a site where you can post questions to a vet. You did not include in your comment what you need help on such as feeding, litter . .
    I will be glad to help, if I can.

  37. Brooke

    On November 9, 2007 at 10:39 am

    Well I need help with like what’s the best food and stuff. I got Isabelle toys and a bed. Well can you please help me? I will check out your article. Thanks!

  38. Brooke

    On November 9, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Hey, Judy. Can I join with this site help you with some tips? I know some tips and I’d love to help you. Please. Can I like add some of my tips to your tips up there? Please?

  39. Sara

    On November 9, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    just a quick note that Gail Melson is a woman, so it would be “in her book…”

    and also about #9. Though cats are naturally good hunters, their instincts should be exercised through play alone. House cats should not be let outside to hunt. They can easily harm wildlife such as song birds or small mammals and are the most distructive forces on natural ecosystems (and don’t forget that its dangerous out there for cats too!)

  40. Judy Sheldon

    On November 9, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you, Sara. The article quoting Gail,in Cat Fancy had a picture of a male holding a cat – sorry I should never assume. I agree with you 100% re the other item. I do not allow my cat outside, unless she is riding in the car with me. I advice against allowing cats outside. Read my other cat articles “Tips for a Happy Healthy Cat.” I appreciate your taking time to read and comment.

  41. Judy Sheldon

    On November 9, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    Brooke, thank you for visiting again. If you look to the bottom of the article, below the submit button, and under “Services” you can click on “submit an article”. It should open a window where you can submit your own work for publication. It’s easy, free, educational, and you get paid. Good luck.

  42. Nick Kenney

    On November 11, 2007 at 6:56 am

    BRAVO! We have 9 and wouldn’t trade any of them for love nor money.
    I didn’t know about their purring being a healer…thanks!

  43. Judy Sheldon (-Walker)

    On November 11, 2007 at 7:54 am

    Nick, thank you for your comments. I am glad you enjoy your cats. They bring us a lot of joy.

  44. Brooke

    On November 11, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    Hey I’m back again! I’ll add my comment soon! Thanks for letting me add one Judy!

  45. Bluestar

    On November 11, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    Hey there Judy. It’s me again. My cat is all better again. Thank you!

  46. Judy Sheldon

    On November 11, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Brooke and Bluestar. I am glad to hear your cat has recovered. No more pizza, right?

  47. Bluestar

    On November 12, 2007 at 9:49 am

    Yep and that person that did is not allowed at my house anymore!

  48. Brooke

    On November 12, 2007 at 10:15 am

    Judy I can’t add anything because I don’t have an email address. So, I’m just gonna type it here!

  49. Nightsky

    On November 12, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Hello! I read your tips and they are awesome! I had a cat, but he died. I might get a new one. I’d like to chat with you guys!

  50. Judy Sheldon (-Walker)

    On November 12, 2007 at 11:31 am

    Brooke, don’t let that stop you. Mail boxes are free at yahoo, msn and google. You just have to answer a few questions, and they set you right up.

    Nightsky, thank you for your comment. I’m sure you won’t regret getting another cat.

    Bluestar, good decision.

    Talk to you later, I have to go to work.

  51. Brooke

    On November 15, 2007 at 10:17 am

    I might go make an email adress. I dunno. Well here is one tip: Don’t let some cats be together. Some cats don’t get along and they may fight each other. Plus, table food, like pizza, (no offence Bluestar) is unhealthy for cats to eat. So don’t feed them that. And also, cats can help relieve stress. That is all I’ve got for today! I will have some more tomorrow!

  52. Nightsky

    On November 15, 2007 at 10:19 am

    Wow Brooke those are awesome tips! Thank you! Judy, would you help me? I don’t know what type of cat to get next! Thanks all of you! Your tips are very helpful!

  53. Brooke

    On November 15, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Thank you Nightsky for your topic, and your welcome for the tips! Glad I could help! Um Judy, I have a question for you. How do you make a website? I mean like you did here? I’d like to make a website but not sure how to. Please help.

  54. Brooke

    On November 16, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Oh thank you for telling me that! I will make one soon. Is it safe? Does it cost money to sign up?

  55. Judy Sheldon-Walker

    On November 16, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Brooke, Triond needs to pay me for public relations because I talk so highly about them, and have recruited many writers and photographers for them. I have already received two pay checks and have only been writing for about three months. Brooke, it is free to sign up, free to submit, free to publish – in other words it costs you nothing but your time and creativity. When you open the page to sign up there is a helpline telephone no. Enjoy!

  56. Brooke

    On November 17, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    Nah I changed my mind. I’ll just help you on here. How’s that?

  57. Brooke

    On November 21, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Hello? Is anybody there? Nobody has posted for awhile. Hello?

  58. Brooke

    On November 26, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Hi there! I posted on your healthy cat post Judy.

  59. Brooke

    On December 22, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Is nobody ever gonna post on here anymore or what?

  60. Jared Stenzel

    On December 28, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    I wish I had a cat. Another member of my family is allergic to them otherwise we’d have one.

  61. Brooke

    On January 4, 2008 at 7:22 am

    I know how you feel. my friend’s mom is allergic to cats so she can’t have. that stinks!

  62. Judy Sheldon

    On January 27, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Jared, and Brooke, thank you for reading and commenting. I never noted the last comments in my comment log. Strange . . Brooke, are you going to become a writer, too. I am looking forward to reading your comment.

  63. Brooke

    On February 13, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    I might soon.

  64. Judy Sheldon

    On February 13, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Brooke, I look forward to reading your work. Keep me posted.

  65. Anna

    On June 22, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Im trying to convince my mom to let me geta cat.Keep me posted with new ways to convince her.

  66. Judy Sheldon

    On June 22, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Anna, what is the reason for her hesitation – money, responsibility, training? Cats are one of the easiest animals to care for as long as you feed, water, scoop the kitty litter, and keep a safe environment. They help us more ways than we help them in that they kill our mice, provide us with company, relieve stress and promote healing to name a few. Do you have to convinnce your mom that you are responsbile enough to care for a cat? You know it means scooping kitty litter and keeping fresh food and water available?

    Let me know how it goes, Anna, and take care.

  67. Craig

    On November 14, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Did you know a cat will eat you if you die?

  68. Rufus McDufus

    On December 20, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    “Did you know a cat will eat you if you die?”

    So will pretty much anything else if hungry enough- including dogs (will eat pretty much anything- hungry or not) and humans (as in the famous airplane crash where they survivirs were forced to cannibalise dead passengers to live).

  69. Judy Sheldon

    On December 20, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Craig and Rufus thank you for reading and commenting.

    I wish you a Merry Christmas.

  70. lorili

    On December 22, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    nice article. I love my cat.

  71. judy

    On May 2, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Cats also dont beg for fod at the dinner table

  72. Judy Sheldon

    On May 2, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Lorili, Thanks for the comment. I love mine too!

    Judy, great name btw, thank you for your support. Unfortunately my cats do beg. Not like the dog, but they sit their watching every bite go into my mouth, perhaps praying I’ll miss my big mouth. lol. But I blame my husband for that because he feeds them while he eats. I always made them wait until I finished so they would not sit there and watch intently.

    Thanks for commenting and have an awesome day.

  73. alex

    On January 27, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Huray for cats! You convinced me cats ar better than dogs

  74. Judy Sheldon

    On January 28, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Alex, thanks for the comment. I hope you enjoy your pets.

    Take care & God bless.

  75. John

    On March 7, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I must thank you Judy, you helped me write a paper tonight on why my mother should keep the two cats we recently took in after their owners (our friends) moved to Prague. Hopefully I will be able to keep them. My mother has more support than I do though, because I’m sure my four year old 18+ pound Grinch-of-a-cat would love to have the house to himself again.
    Thank you again for the wonderful article,
    -John

  76. Judy Sheldon

    On March 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    John, sounds like keeping the cats would be a win/win; a win for the cat and a win for you. Good luck and God bless!

  77. Lizzy

    On April 30, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    this helped me convince my mom to get me my cat! THANK YOU!

  78. Judy Sheldon

    On May 1, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Lizzy, thanks for your comment. I am glad you were able to get a cat. Treat it good and you will be richly rewarded.

    Take care and God bless

  79. annonimas

    On July 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    i hope i can write a good essay on this because i really want a cat but my mom says no even my dad said yes and he rarley says yes so i hope i can get a cat
    thanks
    annonimas
    ps i probably spelled annonimas wrong :(

  80. Mystery

    On April 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I think cats are awsome! But I did not know some of the things on here.:-)

  81. Judy Sheldon

    On May 21, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Anonymous, I hope your were able to get your cat. Thanks for leaving a comment.

    Mystery, They are awesome.

    Blessings,

    Judy

  82. Jaynna

    On November 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Hi I am a big cat lover but I’m fourteen. I used to have cats but they were all outside cause someone dropped them off. I havn’t had a cat for about two years. But in a month I am gonna be fifteen and I am hoping to get a inside one. The reason why. I have some problems and I have no friends so I thought I’d get something thats lovable and smart. I have two dogs and two guinea pigs. I’m still trying to talk my mom into letting me get a cat. I gave my dad the reason that I have no friends as a excuse and he said if I can get my mom onboard then yes I’ll get a cat. I would like to know some reasons that may convince my mom into getting a cat. She thinks im stupid for trying to fill the place of a friend with a animal such as a “useless” cat. I think cats are the best animal. Smart and loyal. Like a friend.

  83. Judy Sheldon

    On November 28, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Jaynna, I do hope you get your cat. Tell your mom that not only are cats good mousers and low maintainence but they help us to improve our social skills. You have to be careful though, as you have guinea pigs and cats are naturally hunters. It would be heartbreaking if your cat accidentally killed your guinea pigs. They are very playful.

    I hope you are able to meet and make friends. Do you attend any activities?

  84. Jaynna

    On November 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I’m not worried about my guinea pigs. I’m actually trying to sell them. Beside they always stay in their cage. And as for activities no I don’t. I am online schooling. So i’m pretty much home 24/7.

  85. Judy Sheldon

    On December 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Jaynna, have you thought of things that interest you that you might want to actually get out and do? It is wonderful that you have so much love to give to a cat and are motivated to go to school, but it would also be nice if you could meet and make friends with quality people your age. Cats are loveable, and almost human. :-)

  86. Jaynna

    On December 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    My Guinea pigs got a new home now. I’m really the type of person to just sit home on the computer and write stories. I have one friend but I barely get to see her. She used to have cats all the time but they all died because coyotes moved in near them. Now my parents are saying that until we get a bigger house I can’t have a cat. Were renting right now. My dad says a cat will make the place stink and then it’ll cost alot of money to clean but from what I read online cats are the most cleanest pets. I am really set on having a cat. I am going to make a list of reasons and how much money it would cost.

  87. Judy Sheldon

    On December 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Jaynna, maybe you could foster parent a cat, showing that you would keep up with her littler box and feeding so that you could earn your parent’s trust. Cats are very clean, but they need their litter boxes changed unless they are outdoor cats. I do hope it works out for you. I have always loved and owned a cat or two!

  88. Jaynna

    On January 8, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Thanks Judy. I never thought of that. I have tried a bunch of things so far. My moms saying not in this rented house so I asked why not. My dad says because they would stink up the place and they don’t want to pay to clean it. I’ve done the research though and the litter box is the only thing I read that could cause smell. I have no problem with changing the little box every day or every other day. I’m fifteen and I’m now learning to take care of my 1 year old niece and I just started changing dirty diapers. I’d rather change a litter box than a diaper haha. I already tried making up a list of reasons why I should get a cat and I have like 25 reasons but my mom still said no. I’m trying my best. I don’t care if I have to pay for everything by myself. I already know the gender. Female. My mom doesn’t want a male because they spray. I remember having a bunch of outside cats. Just to name a few of them Grace(Male), Grey(Female),Tiger(Male),Tad(Male)(Got his name because he jumped into the old pond after some tadpoles),Piper(Physco female kitten), Tanya(Sweet female) and Mama whos the mother of Tiger, Tad, Piper, Tanya and about nine others who I really don’t remember. She was always having kittens. Two litters up in the ceiling and one litter under one of our four wheelers. Sadly some of them died right after we noticed. One of them fell from the ceiling and broke its neck. We tried our best to try fixing it but it could rarely lift its head and it wobbled really bad. In my whole life time I remember about 30 cats. My mom had a favorite named Red. He was a big fat orange cat. I always thought Tiger and Tad looked just like him. Sadly all those cats mysteriously died. Some ate by coyotes. One ran over by a car. It was either Tiger or Tad but that was after we moved and we went back to visit my brother who lives there. It was so sad. I’ve had so many pets die that I don’t even cry about it anymore cause I know there in a better place.

  89. Judy Sheldon

    On January 17, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Jaynna, it sounds like your mother kind of wants a cat too and males only spray if they are not fixed. I have a male cat and once we got him fixed he never had a mishap again. He is over 3 years old.

    I love the names you have selected. You put so much thought in each one.

    My friend has had cats have kittens on her farm and a a badger or fox would get them, but she was able to rescue one which she named S.T. short for seven toes. He is one of a kind. lol

  90. Jaynna

    On February 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    S.T? Thats a strange name haha. My brother has a cat named Momo. Hes like a normal cat though. He does catch mice though. My brother said he caught seven in one day. The most unique cat that I ever met would be the latest cat that I’ve seen. It didn’t have a name but it loved to be up in a high place. My old neighbor found it and one day I was at my brothers which is our old house and it was there. It loved to jump on peoples shoulders. The funny thing is though one day my dad got in his truck and was coming home and I guess it snuck into his truck and it jumped onto his shoulders. It only stayed here for like two days before dissapearing. I still have cat food that I baught for it with my own money. Its gonna be two years in may so I’ve been wanted a cat for over two years. Thats because two years ago we moved into this rented house. My moms telling me she wants us to clean the house so we can start packing just in case we find a house soon. But they always say that and when they find the one they like a problem comes up. So I’m just getting on everytime I wanna see a cat and go to petfinder.com and looking at the cats near where I live. Theres this one though. I really like. Her names Kim and shes a Tuxedo.

    I think that to find the right cat you have to think about if you would want it in the future and how big of a pull do you get toward it.

  91. Judy Sheldon

    On February 13, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Jaynna, ST is a strange cat. I have photos of him on my blog giving himself a bath! He turned on the water in the bathroom sink and once he got it the way he wanted it plugged the sink and crawled in but he flooded her bathroom so now they keep the water turned off under the sink!! Cats are unique.

    I am certain you will make a very good cat owner one day. Talk to your parents about a try out. Some shelters will offer you the opportunity to bring one home on a trial basis. They might fall in love with your little buddy once they see how well you do with taking care of it.

  92. Jaynna

    On February 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I spoke to my friend about me wanting a cat really badly. Then I found out her cats pregnant and its gonna have kittens in a few weeks. I asked my parents if I could have one and they said it depends if were moved by the time their 10 weeks. So I have to wait about thirteen weeks. My friend said I have a bad addiction to cats. I say I just really want one. I have to keep my mouth shut about my brothers cat though. I noticed when I went over there he had matted fur under his legs. I tried cutting it but I need small scissors and he wouldn’t stop moving. I feel bad for him. No cat should have to deal with my brother. Hes a good boy besides when you rub his stumach he starts to bite. He tries not to break the skin though. I hope I will make a great cat owner. I’m willing to buy everything and I already did research on what to give a cat. I noticed when I was feeding a stray cat that I baught food and it has like Rice and wheat. I would never give my cat that though.

  93. Judy Sheldon

    On February 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Kittens are ready to be separated from their mother had 6 weeks of age, so you have some time to get ready. Good luck. I am really excited for you. You will make a good cat parent.

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