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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Raine Soo
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Attention!

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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.

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Raine Soo
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Cat stretches are so satisfying, and not just for the felines.

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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.

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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The void purrs and wants noms.

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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.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Awww, a four-heart kitty...one on the inside, remember?

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

My heart is melting...This is just too precious.

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Misterscooter
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1 month ago

Trapped by cuteness.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

This lad is a cat magnet. I wish that were me.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Cats are love. Here is the evidence.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

A new take on the universal "If I fits, I sits". You should have a cat just so that it can appropriate your sandal.

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Raine Soo
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The mask on the kitty supurrvisor is the best. Even a cat can wear a mask. What's your excuse?

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
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1 month ago

I've never wanted a tail so much ever.

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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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).

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tilly kate
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1 month ago

the best kind of soulmates!!!

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

This wee kitten is cuteness overdrive.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

"My world revolves around my cat. And, I would not have it any other way."

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Vicky Zar
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1 month ago

Whooot? I'll have quadruplets?

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

Matching nose and toebeans

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

As it should be

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

When it comes to food, it's every cat for itself.

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Colin L
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1 month ago

Cats rule the hood....

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
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1 month ago

Cats are liquid

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

A Scottish Fold, comtemplating life: "Should I or should I not? That is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the the slings and arrows of outrageous temptation, Or to take arms against a glass of iced coffee...".

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Has anyone ever seen such cute, straight, and fluffy feetsies?

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
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1 month ago

Burn the witch burn the with we shall cleanse the world with fire

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로희
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1 month ago

The best kind of tattoo.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

I love to visit establishments that have working kitties. They're just folk trying to earn an honest wage.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

I don't see a difference either. Just a couple of voids with teefies.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Cats defy the laws of gravity.

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Misterscooter
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1 month ago

Mew.

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 month ago

Congratulations, you just adopted a kitten.

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Raine Soo
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The cat's markings are beautiful - like a Rorschach test.

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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This cat knows EXACTLY what it's doing ...

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Kitty looking like a fierce anime character. Vengence will be had. Run and hide now.

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Red
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1 month ago

” Human, the food has attacked me!”

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

At least I won't be the only one at home with a belly.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Because the cat shares the same opinion as you about winter.

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Johnny Rodriguez
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1 month ago

Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's Maybelline..

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Raine Soo
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Kitty is wearing a cable-knit turtleneck sweater. I love this!

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Cats are purrfect. Why is this even a debate?

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Misterscooter
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1 month ago

Nyan cat lives.

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Lillian Castellow
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1 month ago

hugsies!

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Lillian Castellow
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1 month ago

hehe I am here

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

A glitch in the matrix.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

That is a grand mustache.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Wow! This cat is living the life. That cat house is gorgeous. And the cat agrees: "Yes, I know that I am glorious. You may worship me.".

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Misterscooter
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1 month ago

The touch pad works but she prefers a mouse.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Poor kitty looks so forlorn. I'd give it a home straight away.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Well, a cat will keep you warm at night.

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Jewel Nandar Kyaw
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1 month ago

Eggdog or Eggcat?

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

You can trust the cat to help you out in a jam.

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