5 reasons cats are amazing and why everyone should have one

5 reasons cats are amazing and why everyone should have one

There are many reasons cats are amazing (especially mine… more on that shortly!)

I’m going to share five of the reasons why I believe this, and then tell you a little bit about my very own bundle of perfection. If you only came for the pictures, there’s a gallery at the end.

5 reasons cats are amazing

1. The bum wiggle

Have you ever witnessed the little bum wiggle cats do, just before they’re about to pounce on something? Doesn’t it make you smile instantly? I love the fact that cats do this. It always makes me giggle. It’s even better when they pounce, have no idea what they’re doing, and start darting around the place. AD-OR-AB-LE.

2. Purring

I find purring such a relaxing sound. It’s actually something that helps me when my anxiety is particularly bad and I need a way to calm down. Whenever I’m getting worked up about something, I spend some time with my cat and it always soothes me. The bonus of purring is it’s usually a telltail (couldn’t resist) sign that your cat is content which is always nice to know.

3. Independence

Cats are pretty chilled out. You can disappear for the day, and they’re not bothered that you’ve been gone. Most of them don’t suffer from anxiety in the same way that dogs can. They don’t need to be near you at all times, so you can get on with things, and they’ll happily sleep nearby. As well as their nonchalance about being around you, they don’t require a lot of grooming (unless, of course, they’re a big ball of fluff then brushing is essential.) Cats are happy to clean themselves, so you don’t need to worry about it quite so much.

4. Entertainment

All of my evidence for this can be found on YouTube. Just go and search “cat videos”. You’ll have a blast.

5. Toe beans

THOSE LITTLE SQUIDGY PINK BITS ON THEIR FEET. They are so precious.

Those are my 5 reasons cats are amazing. Do you agree, or have I missed something? Let me know in the comments!

5 reasons cats are amazing

Now, a little bit about my kitty!

As of the 23rd of March 2018, I have had my cat, Juno, for 10 years.ย As you can see from the pictures, she is beautiful and, like all proud pet owners, I’m so glad she’s my cat and nobody else’s.

If you’re wondering where the name came from, it’s due to the fact I was obsessed with the film at the time. Naming my cat after a fictional pregnant teenager was probably an odd way to go, but I think it fits her perfectly.

Back in 2008, one of my friends told me that she had kittens to give away to good homes, and she offered me one. We already had a cat and a dog at the time, so I didn’t like my chances when I asked my mum. Initially, she said no, and then I showed her some pictures. Just like me, she couldn’t resist. As a result, we made an agreement that I could get a kitten, but I had to look after her. Quite honestly, I’ve tried my best, but I think Juno has spent more time looking after me.

The day she arrived, she had a feeble, squeaky meow and a fear of her own shadow. She was tiny and light as a feather. I loved her instantly.ย Since that day, we have been inseparable and we’ve been through a lot together. I’ve been through hard times and sobbed in my bed with her by my side. She’s scared the life out of me when she fell out of a window (thankfully, she got away with only a scratch on her nose to show for it). We’ve moved three times. It’s been an adventure.

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”

Now, I know everybody says this about their pet, but she is absolutely the greatest cat in the world. Everyone who meets her falls in love with her. She is the friendliest little kitty, too. Whoever comes to visit our flat, she’s straight at their feet, being a purr monster and looking adorable.

The bond we have is unlike anything I’ve ever known and surpassed all expectations that I had. She’s near enough always by my side. When I’m feeling down, I’ll look at her and instantly feel better. If I’m crying, she’ll appear out of nowhere and stay with me until I’ve calmed down. When I’m ill, she’ll lay beside me or on top of me. I do believe that pets have instincts for when things aren’t right with us. Juno has proved that to me, time and time again.

While I clearly have a preference for cats, I believe that having any type of pet is so important. They become part of who we are. If you’re considering getting one, I strongly recommend that you do it. You will wonder how you ever lived without it. Pets bring a great deal of joy into our lives and, when you think about it, it’s incredible the impact they can have, without ever needing to say a word.

For now, I will leave you with a small selection of photos as promised. If you want to see more pictures of her, you’re welcome toย follow me on Instagram where she makes regular appearances.

5 reasons you should get a cat
Yes you should get a cat and here are 5 reasons why

31 Comments

  1. 9th May 2018 / 11:14 am

    Oh, she’s adorable!!! <3 I love cats! You've made me really want one now. I just need to convince Conor. Great post I agree with everything you said about why they're amazing. And your story is really cute.
    Menna x
    mennarachel.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      9th May 2018 / 11:28 am

      Just tell him you neeeeeeeed one! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thanks for reading, lovely.

      • 9th May 2018 / 12:55 pm

        Haha, I’ll try that and see how it goes.
        Always a pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 9th May 2018 / 10:14 pm

          He’s not going for it ๐Ÿ™
          We’ll have to come up with a new strategy ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • ruthinrevolt
            Author
            9th May 2018 / 11:16 pm

            Yes! We will think of something. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. 9th May 2018 / 3:39 pm

    Absolutely love this post! Juno is a beautiful girl and I agree with all the points you raised. I have 2 cats and their companionship is all I need to get me through a hard day! They really are the most amazing pets!

    Rachel || https://www.wordofrachel.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      9th May 2018 / 3:54 pm

      Aww, yay for cats! I know I said it in the post, but it’s crazy the difference she makes to my life.

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

  3. 9th May 2018 / 8:04 pm

    This blog post is sooo me aka crazy cat lady! Haha I love everything about this! Love the bum wiggle ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      9th May 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Us crazy cat ladies need to stick together :’)

  4. 10th May 2018 / 11:29 am

    I donโ€™t know what Iโ€™d do without my boys and I agree with everything you said especially Toe Beans – they make my heart melt every time.

  5. 10th May 2018 / 1:31 pm

    These are all spot on! I was most surprised about purring helping with anxiety but my cat did it to me a few times when I was going towards a panic attack and I felt calm. My cat rarely shows his affection for me unless I leave for a few days for holidays or something. I’m definitely more of a cat person for the list you let! The little bum wiggle is super cute, mine also rolls randomly to look at me and it’s the funniest thing ever. Juno is absolutely beautiful! I definitely agree that having a pet is the best – I was hesitant about getting an animal because I knew I would be the sole caretaker as I’m the one who stays home. But, I’m so glad I have him! Awesome post, sweetie!

    CiCi | Navigation To Happiness
    navigationtohappiness.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      10th May 2018 / 1:36 pm

      Aww, thank you for commenting, lovely!

      Since I’ve been home more, I’ve been even more grateful to have her. I’d feel so weird sitting in my flat all by myself. Having her strolling around makes me feel like I have company, even if we can’t have a conversation haha.

      I’ve just looked at a picture of your cat on Twitter and he’s absolutely beautiful, too! xx

  6. 11th May 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Ahhh, the bum wiggle!! I love my four furry pur babies. Such a cute and sweet post. Love your blog, and hey, we use the same theme company ; ) You are only the second blog I’ve seen with it!

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      11th May 2018 / 2:46 pm

      Awww, thank you very much! Haha, we clearly both have great taste ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for commenting!

  7. 11th May 2018 / 3:10 pm

    I love this post so much! What adorable photos! I wish I had a pet ๐Ÿ™ We want to get a puppy but our landlord said no!

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      11th May 2018 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you.

      Awww, no! Landlords need to be more accepting of pets!

  8. 11th May 2018 / 10:01 pm

    Aww your cat is adorable!! I have to admit, I am a dog person, my dog wouldn’t be very happy if I said otherwise, haha!! But I do love cats too, especially when they pur, so this was a lovely post to read xx

    Vicky
    https://www.vickyviews.co.uk/

  9. 14th May 2018 / 12:15 am

    I love your cat! I really want a cat but my mum doesn’t like them so I have to wait until I get my own home. But I did just get to feed my friends cat and it kept meowing and jumping up to be stroked. It made my day!
    I definitely think pets can make you feel better. Whenever I have been crying about a tv show or my life my dog always comes and sit next go me. I instantly feel better.
    I also think pets are great conversational topics. I am always talking to my friends about my dog haha.

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      14th May 2018 / 9:07 am

      Aww! I hope you get a kitty in the future, but at least you have a dog now. That’s pretty cool, too!

      Good point about the conversation. I’ll talk about her with my friends but also if people are visiting and the conversation starts to run dry, I’ll be like “Oh, look at Juno” haha ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

      • 14th May 2018 / 10:10 am

        Haha thank you! Yes very true, I love my dog very much โค
        Yes haha always there to keep the conversation going and any excuse to talk about them ๐Ÿ˜‚
        You’re welcome ๐Ÿ˜Š xx

  10. 2nd June 2018 / 7:52 am

    Your cat is so adorable! She looks like a real little character!
    “I feel Juno has spent more time looking after me” thats exactly how I feel about Sooty.

    When you say you have a preference for cats it made me chuckle because people always seem so shocked when they ask me to choose whether I prefer Roxy (our dog) or Sooty and if I absolutely had to pick it would always be Sooty he’s my dude and as wonderful and lovely as Roxy is, and I really do love her to bits, she was my Nana’s for almost her whole life (she’s 12, nana rescued her at 3 and we’ve had her a year) Sooty has been mine since we took him in from 6 months (he’s now 4 I believe).

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      2nd June 2018 / 8:55 am

      Oh, she is. I had no idea cats could have such lovely personalities until she came along!

      Aww thatโ€™s cute. I think itโ€™s different when itโ€™s YOUR pet. Weโ€™ve had family pets before and like you, Iโ€™ve loved them to bits, but Juno is all mine so I love her that little bit extra. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. 9th June 2018 / 4:12 pm

    You cat is so adorable. I love cats and hope in the future I have one. Really fun post x

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      9th June 2018 / 6:27 pm

      She is. I hope you get a cat one day, theyโ€™re wonderful ๐Ÿ˜„ x

  12. 30th June 2018 / 9:07 pm

    Erasmws (my long haired ginger tom) absolutely agrees with everything you wrote here! Iโ€™ve always had cats wouldnโ€™t be without one x

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      30th June 2018 / 9:09 pm

      I’m glad he agrees – I wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of a kitty! ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  13. 5th July 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Oh, all of those pictures melted my heart.

    The bum wiggle is glorious as are the toe beans. I love it when they snore… I just melt into a puddle.

    Louisa | http://www.loubeeloublogs.co.uk

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 10:01 am

      Oh, yes! The snoring is too cute. Juno does that a lot!

  14. 6th August 2018 / 12:17 am

    I am glad your kitty is so loved – she is absolutely adorable! We have had our kitty for almost 18 years, Simon. He is a lovely senior boy who we adore! Have you ever looked at your kitty’s pads upside down and realize they look like a teddy bear! Give it a try!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cat purring relaxes me a lot and really, anytime he is near me, relaxes me – love this post! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      6th August 2018 / 9:03 am

      Oooh, yes, I’ve noticed that before but hadn’t thought about it for a while so it made me smile – thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. 6th August 2018 / 11:22 am

    Juno is adorable. I am a huge cat lover also and can watch YouTube videos of cute kitties for hours. I’m also obsessed with my own cat.

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