In Defense of Cat Lovers

IMG_20140629_145406 I don’t know if I’d go as far as to categorize myself as a “cat lady;” I only have two, and when I think of a cat lady, I envision someone whose home is crawling with a dozen of them. However, there’s no denying that I love cats, and I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t get one more if I had a bigger place.

But what I don’t get is why cat lovers get such a bad rep. Why is it considered crazy to love cats, but not dogs? Dog lovers are completely acceptable in society. If you tell someone you love dogs, no one will bat an eyelash. But if you tell someone you love cats, suddenly you’re a crazy person. I will admit that I might be a little bit insane, but I don’t think it is directly correlated with my love for cats. Can you blame me for liking them? They’re cute, fluffy, and far less judgmental than human beings. Plus, they do the silliest things, which keeps life entertaining. 1609919_10152733959333453_3651476270738979170_n For example, my little Mina isn’t all there in the head, and she likes to hang out in the bathroom with me while I’m getting ready. Specifically, she likes to lounge in the sink and dunk her little head under the running water. 10464403_10152585137618453_3736599998729493757_n She also enjoys hanging out in trash cans, as does her brother, Mr. Poe. He gets himself into all kinds of predicaments, like the time he got stuck in a headband. 10154049_10152410203878453_5129644086988398572_n Even when I’m working out, they’re rolling around on the floor with me or climbing on my back while I do planks. The latter is annoying, but it makes my workout more challenging.

I know cats have a reputation for being little jerks, which is why many people question anyone who likes them, but they’re not all that bad. Mr. Poe sleeps at my feet faithfully every single night. Little Mina runs to greet me the second I get home. They paw at my legs when they want to be picked up. And most importantly, they keep me laughing and smiling.

You have to remember that cats need love too. Are some of the stereotypes true? Of course. Do they do odd things and act like little jerks and troll your life from time to time? Of course, but so do other animal – and so do children for that matter, and y’all still like them. Cats, in contrast, are lower maintenance, less mess, and much cuter. IMG_20140911_1604571-768x1024

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