This Twitter Account Is Called ‘Why You Should Have A Cat’ And Here’re 50 Reasons Why
Convincing your parents to get a cat can be hard. You tell them you did all the research on pet care, they say "no". You tell them you will pitch in to help cover the expenses, they say "no". Eventually, they start repeating that word so often and with such confidence, you start suspecting if they are humanoids, not yet programmed to understand the concept of "yes".
But there's one argument that might override their system and install the required update—the Twitter account 'Why you should have a cat.' It describes itself as "the perfect account to show to your parents when you want a cat," and it's sharing funny and adorable cat photos to achieve this goal. In fact, the pics are so cute, I'm certain you will enjoy them even if you are no longer a child and already own a feline. No wonder the account already has 830,000 followers.
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When you do get a cat, ASPCA recommends purchasing high-quality, brand-name kitten or cat food. Your veterinarian will be able to assess your new pet and determine the best diet. Factors such as age, activity level, and health make a difference in what and how much a cat should eat.
The good news is, most cats stay relatively clean and rarely need a bath. That being said, you should still brush or comb your cat. Regular brushing helps keep your cat's coat clean, reduces the amount of shedding, and cuts down on the incidence of hairballs.
You should get your cat its own clean, dry place to sleep and rest. Line your cat's bed with a soft, warm blanket or towel for comfort. Don't forget to wash the bedding often, too. It's also best if you keep your cat indoors. Of course, every situation is different, but outdoor cats do not live as long as indoor cats. Outdoor cats are at risk of trauma from cars, or from fights with other animals. They are more likely to become infested with fleas or ticks, as well as contract infectious diseases.
All indoor cats need a litter box. You should place it in a quiet, accessible location. In a multi-level home, experts recommend one box per floor. Avoid moving the box unless absolutely necessary, but if you must do so, move the box just a few inches per day. Remember, cats won't use a messy, smelly litter box, so scoop solid wastes out of the box at least once every day. Wash the box with a mild detergent and refill at least once a week; you can do this less frequently if using clumping litter. Do not use ammonia, deodorants, or scents, especially lemon, when cleaning the litter box. If your cat refuses to use a litterbox, please consult with your veterinarian. For more information on how to look after your cat, visit ASPCA.
I had a cat for 15 years and by the end of his life he became very ill. I have, on more than one occasion, looked at him like that when I had found a food that he wanted to eat (he was a die-hard Whiskas eater for 14 years, no matter what superior food I bought, but by the end of his life he could stomach hardly any food except almost pure meat).
Cute, fuzzy elephant feet. Can you imagine the kneading from this kit?
*when you dont want to leave you cat for a few hours*
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THIS IS THE BEST POST EVER ON BORED PANDA!!!!!!!!
went through every single post to give a upvote.
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Don't overdo it. Many of these are repeats. Definitely a cute collection.
Good point, but all of them put together in one post... sadly they took off 114 of them.
In my household, it's "Why shouldn't we have a cat?" (or another cat. Or, y'know, adopt a feral colony. Or... Yeah. Why NOT!)
I want a black cat, because black lives matter. (just kidding) because they have last chance to be adopted, I love black clothes and I'm a black woman.
Agree with the black kitties being the last to be adopted... Strangely most of my friends and acquaintances who have cats have at least one black one :D [I share my home with two rescues: an all-black shadow kitty and a tuxedo kitty].
Agreed. Black kitties get a bad rap, because people are silly and superstitious. It’s sad how many don’t get adopted because people are afraid of their luck. We only have one cat right now, but when I get another one I will pick whoever has been there the longest, as long as they get along with other kitties.
Yes, that's great. If you start to adopt adults, put me in the list. A house with 2 kitties, it's a house I want to live in.
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Black cats are the best ever - all the ones I've owned and met have been so cheeky and funny! I absolutely adore my current boy, even though he's naughty as hell!