Dogs get a lot of love as awesome family pets, but don't write cats off. When they are not planning world domination, cats can be wonderful purring companions for children.

Though they are excellent family pets, make sure your cat is socialized and that your children understand your cat's boundaries - they may get a nasty scratch otherwise! Some fear that children may run the risk of infection with toxoplasmosis, but the chances of this are very slim. If you clean your cat's litterbox often and if your cat doesn't roam outside, you have nothing to fear.

(h/t: amazingly.co)
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Child With His Cat

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JillDoyle 4 years ago

gorgeous sweeties!

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Kid With A Cat

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LuisaMariaRodriguez 4 years ago

Awww! so cute

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Baby With A Cat

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JeanneDeaux 4 years ago

That cat is awesome!!! <3

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Cats Drinking Milk

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JackieCopesStrickland 4 years ago

This is hysterical! Love i!!

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Impressionists

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SusannaVesna 4 years ago

Yep! every time i sit and paint my cat tries to drink the water from that cup!

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Kid With A Cat

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GayleWayland 4 years ago

Fur-ever friends!

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Kid With A Cat

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Girl With Her Cat

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SharonEvans 4 years ago

What a gorgeous photograph

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Baby And Cat

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NishaPrince 4 years ago

Lesson#2 - This is how you keep an eye on the street through window

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Baby Sleeping With A Cat

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Morgano13 4 years ago

What a good cat!!

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Child And Kitten

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JoanMonteserrato 4 years ago

im scared,hold my paw

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Best Friends

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SandiJustisKetchumHoffman 4 years ago

Blablabla, blekblaaek, dadadaa, mamaaa, 1,2,3. Cat is thinking come'on kid we can do this.

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Kid With A Cat

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SandiJustisKetchumHoffman 4 years ago

Kisses for the kitty, nice way to start a day.

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Kids With Cats

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RenateHoffmann 4 years ago

Wirklich lecker -

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My Cat Plopped Down And Held Hands With My Newborn Baby Girl

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54c1b1131e5c9 4 years ago

Baby: Care to dance? Cat: Why certainly. *both start ballroom dancing*

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Baby With A Cat

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SandiJustisKetchumHoffman 4 years ago

Who's paws are bigger kitty?

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Kid With A Cat

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DianaHansen 4 years ago

but mom! he's my pillow and a very soft one!

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Baby With A Cat

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NinaSophies 4 years ago

Guardian angel

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Baby Playing With Cat

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JamunaThapaMagar 4 years ago

So adorable <3

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Baby With Cats

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ChristinaMejias-Misirlioglu 4 years ago

This could be my house. I love how they surround the baby to protect...

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Love

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GayleWayland 4 years ago

My kitty loves to hold hands too.

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Girl And Her Cat

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OrangeJuice 4 years ago

Don't worry.. I protect you

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Kid With A Cat

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LynnKelly 4 years ago

Sweet dreams

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A Child Playing With A Cat

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NancySargent 4 years ago

Beautiful!

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Baby Sleeping With A Cat

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TamraSmith 4 years ago

Love it!

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Cat Kissing A Child

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NancySargent 4 years ago

<3

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Baby With A Cat

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kem higdon 2 years ago

Nom.. nom... nom.

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Cute Baby And A Cat

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OrangeJuice 4 years ago

Staring contest!

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My 8yo Treats Our Baby & Cat Like Dolls.

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GrazielaLeon 4 years ago

partners in crime

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Girl And Kitten

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MimiGreenberg 4 years ago

Two snow angels

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Sleeping Beauties

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TeresaBrush 4 years ago

Postcard worthy

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Girl And Kitten

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TamraSmith 4 years ago

Beautiful!

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My Little Ones ;)

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kem higdon 2 years ago

That tickles.

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Kid With A Cat

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OrangeJuice 4 years ago

I wasn't teaching him anything.. Quick kid, hide it under the sheets!

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Cat Smooch

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Tracey Roush 2 years ago

Romeow, Romeow...

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The Best Friends

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KrisFantasia 4 years ago

Boop!

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Best Friends

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SusannaVesna 4 years ago

That cat's grandad was a lynx it seems! Gorgeous

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Best Friends

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GretchenKeller 4 years ago

Pillow

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Kerem And Sofi

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KarinNiki 4 years ago

So lovely.

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Brothers

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AnaTomasic 3 years ago

just doing some morning yoga ;)

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Kid N' Cat

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Mees

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Child With His Cat

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Baby And Cat

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Koko & Nut

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Michellequehl 3 years ago

Camouflage kitty

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Deniz 6 With Cat Bella

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TillieMartinussen 3 years ago

So adorbs!

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Love

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Cristi 4 years ago

beautiful picture!

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Sharing Pillow.

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CharleneHatter 4 years ago

I really enjoyed the pictures

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Misia And Basil

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Of Man And Cat

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DariaB 4 years ago

The Creation of Adam?

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Burmese Buddy

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ZulmaRuiz 4 years ago

Lot of love there!

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We Share Clothes - Talon & Beatrice

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SusannaVesna 4 years ago

You have an animagus baby?? :D So cute

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Kitty Kiss

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NancySargent 4 years ago

So sweet! <3

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Giving Some Love At The Cat Rescue

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Hannah & Her Toby Love.

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Caleb & Snow

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Love

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Best Friends

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A Boy And His Watch-cat

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Kitty

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Sharing A Duvet

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Story Time

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Tristan And Walter

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JolinKwok 4 years ago

cute extraordinaire!

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Emmy

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Arianna & Bombo

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Tristan And Walter

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My Daughter And Stubby 30+ Years Ago.....

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My Baby Girl With Our Siamese Kitten.

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DiannahCarmichael 4 years ago

These are so darn cute --they are all beautiful

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Nemo And Ori

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My, Now 3.5 Y/o Daughter, And 2 Of Our Kitties Getting Snuggles.

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Big Love

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Milena And Luffy

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Leopard Ladies

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Teddy

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Tristan And Waltercat

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Tristan And Walter

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Our Son At 3 With Flash Who Lived To 20

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The Hidden Headrest

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JolinKwok 4 years ago

beautiful.

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Bolster

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A Girl And Her Cat

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Best Buddies

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OrangeJuice 4 years ago

A Scottish Fold!! I want one!!

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He Is Ticklish!

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Watch Cat !!!

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Russian Blue Boris & Beer At A Dinner-party With Kiara

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Felicity And Milo

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Tristan And Walter

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Kyrie And Kitty

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