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Ah, cats! People seem firmly divided into two camps: love ‘em or hate ‘em. But we think the people in the "hate ‘em camp" miss out on so much more than just the beauty of a cat.
To prove it, here are five fantastic reasons to start loving cats … now! Oh, go on, you won’t regret it.
#5 A Sharper Image
Okay, this might not be the most spectacular thing a cat pulls out of her arsenal of tricks, but her ability to free a home of mice, rats, and other pesky critters is a godsend for many. No traps, no chemicals, no fuss. Just a lean, mean exterminating machine.
#4 Built-in Motor
Seriously. Kitties have this thing where they purr like a motor. Purring is the most awesome thing you can come up with in the loving department. Pet them just right and their kitty motor fires up while they perform cat yoga (Or is it Caga? Coga? There could be a whole new movement here, just waiting to happen!). This is when you realize that the cat really, really likes you. And yes, it’s the greatest feeling in the world!
#3 No Washing Behind These Ears
That's right, kitties don't usually need to be bathed. Instead, they self-clean. Have you ever picked up a kitty and sniffed her fur after a grooming session? Mmmm, smells lovely. Like laundry. Perhaps someone can launch a "kitty fresh" laundry detergent?
#2 Space Saver
Don’t have a lot of space? No problem. Cats are brilliant at living in compact spaces. Not only does their compact frame mean that you don't need to walk them, but there's nothing easier that entertaining a small cat, which leads us to…
#1 Toys 'R Us!
Cats are great recession fans. They don’t want diamonds or gold plated dishes. Just give them a comfy lap or a warm sleeping area, and they’re happy. Catnip, string, toy mouse, laser light, a balled up piece of foil – just about anything on a piece of string will make your kitty happy for hours.
Sure, there are plenty of reasons to love cats. These are just our favorite.
Meow! It’s Monday.
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