International Cat Day is August 8. What better day to share some of our favorite things about felines here at J’adore Custom Pet Beds?
We have quite a long list of what we love about cats, but we’ve put it into a manageable list of nine.
1. They are the purr-fect friend.
We’re so fortunate we get to call so many pets friends, including cats! They are ideal buddies. Whether lounging in our laps, cuddled in our ears at bedtime or taking care of us when we have a cold (and yes, they do that!) – they are the purr-fect friend!
2. Speaking of purr, that purr is divine!
Is there anything better than cuddling up with your cat and hearing that purr? It’s such a soothing sound.
3. They are the definition of relaxation.
Talk about lounge goals! Is there a pet around who loves relaxing, lounging, sleeping, napping and anything else associated with general snoozing than a cat?
According to PetMD, cats sleep an average of fifteen hours a day, and some sleep up to twenty hours per day! So it definitely makes sense why they are masters of relaxation. We’re envious!
4. Their curiosity knows no limits!
We’ve all heard that old saying that “curiosity killed the cat;” thankfully it doesn’t! But it definitely makes sense where it comes from. Cats love to get into everything and explore everything. Whether it’s a box or bag, or climbing on top of the fridge to explore that new sound.
5. They love to play.
Toy mice, feather sticks, squeaky balls – doesn’t matter. Cats LOVE to play. Watch their eyes focus on the prize as they chase after it with joyful abandon. It’s so much fun to watch! And then as soon as they are done, it’s likely time for a quick cat nap. It’s a lot of work to play.
6. They are masters of cleanliness.
This isn’t a bash against their dog counterparts, but it’s pretty great that cats have the self-grooming thing down. Unless you have a breed that requires brushing, there’s really not much you have to do in the grooming department. Cats have it covered. Even better if you can give them their privacy while they spend at least an hour a day self-grooming. Manners, please – manners!
7. They make a house a home.
Any pet does, really. But there’s something about the way cats really inhabit every area of the house. Whether it’s the sun-spilled spot on the floor, or your favorite spot on the sofa, or the dog bed they’ve stolen – they make the house theirs. The other pets may think they run the roost, but we know who really does. The cat.
8. Cats love to sleep.
Did we mention this already? Oh yes, we did. But we can’t help it – we’re still really jealous of the fact that they get to sleep up to 20 hours a day! Ahh, the cat life!
9. They talk to you.
Cats love to talk. Their meows are a constant language to let you know what they are thinking or feeling. You can say their name and have an instant dialogue. Sure, we may not understand exactly what our cats are saying back to us – but we can get a pretty good feel. Things like “it’s dinner time” or “I’m ready for some treats.” Cats talk back to us in ways that some other pets don’t – which make for lively companionship!