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.
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.
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.
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!
Now, a little bit about my kitty!
As of the 23rd of March 2018, I have had my cat, Juno, for 10 years. 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. 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 to follow me on Instagram where she makes regular appearances.