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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Charlotte
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cats do a thing called "mirroring" - it's a form of social bonding where they match the position of other cats or even humans. This cat really is copying it's people to show love!

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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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Raine Soo
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is too cute! Dare, if you will, to enter the void...

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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 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Misterscooter
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can turn off the ringer but still have it purr.

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"What do you mean I'm pregnant? How did that happen?"

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This cat is white and pink! It's a plush toy, right? Look at those toe beans!

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Misterscooter
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cute, fuzzy elephant feet. Can you imagine the kneading from this kit?

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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로희
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Give the kitten whatever it wants! I don't want to hear any excuses!

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

” Human, the food has attacked me!”

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Kayla J
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh sure, a cat does that and it's cute. I do that and I'm asked to pull my shirt down and leave the library

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kasa alex
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And that's a nope from me (to the snow not the cat lol)

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Raine Soo
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Gillbella
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The cat on the baby is so dangerous- please keep cats out of cots folks, SIDs sucks

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