Nine Reasons I LOVE Cats!

I love most all animals.

Cats, dogs, cows, chickens, goats, rabbits, horses, hamsters…heck, pretty much all of them (and FYI- insects and spiders are NOT animals… in MY book). As a matter of fact, I can’t really think of an animal I wouldn’t enjoy watching or learning more about. So when this random person wrote to me the other day telling me how much they don’t like cats, it really bothered me. I mean, how can someone dislike a beautiful creature such as a cat? For those of you who are with me — ie; you are sane and you love cats — this list will just be an awesome refresher on why you love one of the most amazing animals in the world. And for those of you, who for reasons I cannot fathom, don’t get cats — this list is basically proof that they certainly deserve consideration as one of the world’s most amazing animals… from their eyes to their toes and all things in between! And just so you know… I’ve have shortened this list to include ONLY nine reasons why felines are the cat’s pajamas because in truth, I really could go on forever!

1) Cats have a built-in motor.  Seriously. Touch or stroke a cat just right and that motor fires right up. This is one of the ways a cats can let you know that he really, REALLY likes you. And not only that… a cat’s purr has magical healing powers! Cats create purr vibrations between 20-140 Hz, a range that is known to be medically therapeutic for MANY ailments, including bone breaks and surgical incisions among others.

2) Cats are intelligent.  Cats are unquestionably smart creatures. Their intelligence, however, is not a matter of understanding complex human ideas, rather, it’s really all about getting the food, attention, play and care they so need and want. In other words, cats know how to “work the system” and do so by using their natural survival skills to achieve their desired outcome.

3) Cats are silly. If you’re feeling down, rest assured that the cat in your life will provide you with a “pick up”. Cats are natural born entertainers of the unintentional court jester variety, whether it involves chasing a light on the wall, catching a fly in mid-air or doing a startled side-jump when they hear a funny noise. Some say its just a natural reflex but I think cats enjoy lifting our spirits.

4) Cats are clean. Dogs are awesome, but they also enjoy rolling in the mud and eating pretty much ANYTHING they can chew on. Cats on the other hand are prima-donnas of self-pampering. They self-clean, and only rarely need bathing. Have you ever picked up your cat and sniffed her fur after a grooming session? They smell lovely, like fresh laundry. Hmmmm….Do you think maybe someone should launch a “cat-fresh” laundry detergent?

5) Cats are creative.  They can turn bland, boring items into objects of desire. A cardboard box is a delightful playground, aluminum foil balls are fabulous playthings and a pile of laundry is a luxurious bed.

6) Cats can be concurrently annoying and endearing.  Cats have a unique power to be ridiculously annoying, yet totally cute at the very same time. For example, if anyone else decided to sit on your laptop or Smartphone while you were using it, would you let them get away with it? I’m betting no.

7)  Cats are peaceful and quiet.  Cats sleep about 16 hours a day. Even when they’re awake you won’t have to worry about them disturbing your neighbors, as happens with other pets.

8) Cats are space savers. Don’t have much space? No problem. Cats are brilliant at living in compact spaces. They do not require walking, they can get plenty of exercise in a 12″ X 18″ box and are happy to squeeze themselves into a spot that’s half their size to take a nap.

9) Cats are easy to please.  They don’t want diamonds or gold-plated dishes. Give your cat a comfy lap, a warm sunny spot on the floor, a piece of string, a wadded up piece of foil or some delightful scratching behind the ears, and you’ve got a loyal companion for the rest of your life!

And there it is….

I’ve given you NINE terrific reasons to love cats. Do you have one to add to make this an even 10 reasons? If so, please leave your suggestion in the comments section below.

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  1. Gail on July 13, 2021 at 5:22 am

    Just because they’re cats and what is not to love.

    • Kat on July 13, 2021 at 6:28 am

      That’s my reasoning too! 🙂

      • Gail on January 4, 2022 at 7:15 am

        I think this was my post. We have been without kitties for nine years. We just adopted two kitties for Christmas and one is a tuxedo. I have wanted a tuxedo since seeing all you posts of yours.

        • Kat on January 4, 2022 at 1:17 pm

          They are VERY smart! 🙂 Can’t go wrong with a guy in a tuxedo! 😀

  2. Gale Towland on July 13, 2021 at 5:53 am

    They make a great neck, back, foot warmer! My Mystie Kat thinks she is a Dr., if I sneeze she checks me over with her “cat scan”! I try not to sneeze in the middle of the night!!

    • Kat on July 13, 2021 at 6:28 am

      They ARE warm aren’t they? 🙂

    • Charlette Krumm on July 13, 2021 at 10:47 am

      Sometimes Violet gives me a ‘cat scan” at night. She gets up, walks around my entire body, and lays back down. My cat Georgie (he went to the Rainbow Bridge last month), would come running when I sneezed, and give me a special ‘meow”. He was saying’Bless you’

      • Kat on July 13, 2021 at 6:32 pm

        Sweet! I’m sure you miss him! 🙂

  3. Steph Suglian on July 13, 2021 at 10:08 am

    They are wise beyond measure. They are masters at living in the moment. A priceless gift for those blessed to share their lives with them.

    • Kat on July 13, 2021 at 6:32 pm

      Love this! 🙂

  4. SueH on July 14, 2021 at 6:51 am

    I find myself wondering why would anyone actually write to you, who obviously loves cats, and basically tell you that you are all wrong… why not just pass up that impulse and keep their hatred of cats to themselves? They didn’t think they could change your mind did they? They just couldn’t pass on the chance to disparage your feelings I guess… what a waste of time!

    • Kat on July 14, 2021 at 12:29 pm

      Hi Sue

      Well… the thing is… I have learned over the past many years that people are willing to say just about anything under the anonymity of the Internet. 🙁

  5. Karol on July 14, 2021 at 10:07 am

    My Misty was a fabulous, large, beautiful calico cat. Lots of extra toes on all 4 feet. Front ones were like catchers mitts. She was great at throwing a big ‘rabbits foot’ toy or other toy in the air and catching it. That rabbits foot was her favorite toy. Lots of times she would still play with it after we went to bed. DH would find it in one of his work shoes by the door in the morning. She would get it in and out and play with it until it got too far in that she couldn’t get it out.

    After dinner when I finally got to the recliner she launched from wherever, running and landing in my lap before I was even totally sat down. Then would lay on my chest with her head under my chin and purrrrrr. Loved that sound. So relaxing. She’s been gone for a long time and I still miss her. I never got another one after her.

    • Norma Heaton UK on July 14, 2021 at 10:42 am

      My favourite loving cat died about twelve years ago and we were broken hearted. Though we had another pair after that somehow they never managed to live up to her, sadly, and one got run over and the other was just too fierce to be trusted with our grandchildren. We have been cat- less ever since, and missed having the company, but it made life much easier for us, as to see our daughter and grandchildren we have to travel to Sweden, and the cats needed a place to stay. It was always difficult, but now, after some heart searching, we have a new tabby and white kitten arriving this week and have just been out for extra shopping, food, cat litter and a new tray. Getting excited now. Just hope he takes to us, and settles in Okay.

      • Kat on July 14, 2021 at 12:32 pm

        I hope so too! What an exciting thing to get a new kitten! 🙂

    • Kat on July 14, 2021 at 12:30 pm

      nothing better than sweet memories of a well-loved pet! 🙂

  6. Pattie Fietz on July 15, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    A conversation that I had…
    Other person: “I hate cats. I had a bad experience with one once.”
    Me: I had a bad experience with a man once, but I still like them.
    P.S. I love cats. Have two right now and they rule the roost!

    • Kat on July 15, 2021 at 6:39 pm

      love this! 🙂

  7. Carolina on July 16, 2021 at 3:56 am

    9 is the perfect number when talking about cats😻
    My Dustmop had a good, strong motor that ran a great heater. Loved having her on my lap during my morning quiet time. She came to me when a friend retired and wanted to travel more,, perfect timing to help me through the grief of losing my dad.. Had her 4 years and didn’t think I’d get another but…
    Now my Daniel was dumped near a friend’s farm at 9 months. He’s so playful! We go on a walk every night when I get home from work. He’s helped me meet more neighbors. They all are shocked to see a cat in a harness on a leash walking along! He took to it fabulously and I love our nightly strolls😸 A new neighbor said her son saw us and commented they had moved into Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood without knowing that was his name. I didn’t know the show when I named him but it fits him perfectly and I loved watching Mr Roger’s Neighborhood growing up.

    • Kat on July 16, 2021 at 6:08 am

      I’m envious! I wish one of mine would walk on a leash but they just flop when I put a harness on them and refuse to move! 😀 Thanks for commenting. I enjoyed reading this!

      • Bobbie Lacoy on July 30, 2021 at 8:07 am

        My Charlie would walk on a leash. He loved it and so did the people walking by. Cars would go by with little passenger kids screaming with delight, “Look, Mommie, a cat on a leash!!!” Charlie’s gone now, and I miss him, but I now have Sammie, who refuses to even go outside. I don’t care, he is a great comfort to me in my old age. He sits with me watching TV, and he keeps my back warm when I am sleeping.

        • Kat on July 30, 2021 at 8:26 am

          Cats are the best! 🙂 I’m glad you have Sammie!

  8. Mea on July 29, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    I truly believe cats are part liquid. How else can you explain how they get into some of the places they get into.

    • Kat on July 30, 2021 at 5:41 am

      You and me BOTH! 🙂

  9. Norma Abbott on July 31, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    I have my three boys, Knightly, Benjamin, and Bailey. Life would be so dull with my boys. They rule, of course, and we love how they boss us around. There is never much doubt about what they are requesting in any given conversation.

    • Kat on August 1, 2021 at 5:47 pm

      Cats are a blast. I so agree!

  10. Dawn Jennings on August 1, 2021 at 6:20 am

    I too am a totally sane cat lady 🙂 Cats love you unconditionally, they don’t judge, they don’t argue and are always there for a cuddle if you are sad. My 2 Bengals love to help with sewing and I have many photos of them in their roles as quality control checkers for any bags I am making – they have to crawl inside and curl up to check the comfort factor!

    • Kat on August 1, 2021 at 5:48 pm

      And of course… you let them! 😀 I love it!

  11. Linda Garcia on August 6, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    I read my kindle every night when I go to bed. My calico lays with me on my left side so that her head is next to my head and she looks at the kindle like she is reading. It cracks my husband up! That is for the first few minutes. Soon she is snuggled under my chin and sound asleep. She moves when I put the kindle away and lays next to my back or my legs or my stomach. I also have a gray tabby who lays on my feet. The only time she lays on my chest or stomach is if the cat food dish is empty early in the morning. Life would be lonely and boring without those two. I have two dogs also, but they roll in the manure (we live on a farm) and so they usually stink and shed hair everywhere.