Although I am best known as a dog blogger, truth be told, I am also a cat person. I would love to feature Rosie more on the blog, but unfortunately she doesn’t always cooperate. But in celebration of Adopt-A-Cat Month and all things feline, here's my take (with input from Rosie) on the top ten reasons to adopt a shelter cat.
1. Cats are clean, neat, and organized. And that's why they require such dedicated staff.
2. Cats care about the planet and the environment. Cats believe in energy and water conservation and do their part by sleeping 15 hours a day and taking very short baths.
3. Cats are free spirits who march to the beat of their own drums. And if they feel like beating that drum at 3:00 in the morning, deal with it.
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4. Cats are like potato chips, you can't have just one. Well, you could, but why?
5. Cats make great couch companions. Cats won’t judge you if you stay in your pajamas and watch bad TV all day. Well, they might judge you, but not in a mean way.
6. Cats improve sleep and cure insomnia. The sound of a cat purring is relaxing and soothing and the warmth of their cuddles like an electric blanket on a cold night. Just be sure not to move or disturb their sleep or all bets are off.
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7. Cats are not quitters. Cats pursue what they want when they want it. And if that means occasionally bopping you in the face or tipping over a glass of water to get your attention, so be it. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
8. Cats make great yoga instructors. Cats are naturally graceful and limber and understand the benefits of a good stretch. Note to humans: cat yoga requires years of experience and training. Do not try at home without strict feline supervision.
9. Cats are great listeners. Cats have mastered the art of listening or at least, the art of making you think they are listening. What were you saying again?
10. Cats make great mentors and role models. Cats are confident, driven, and not afraid to say no. They have much to teach humans about self-preservation and putting our own needs first – after their own needs are met, of course.
Cats are affectionate, dedicated, loving companions who add joy, energy and light to our lives and hearts. Please consider adoption: visit your local rescue and adopt a shelter cat today!