14 February 2017

Why I love being a #catmom

People say you're either a dog person, or a cat person. I don't believe that's 100% true. I for one have had dogs, and cats, and I don't think I have an overwhelming preference - I think it just depends on the individual animal. When I moved out, I swore I would always have a cat though. There hasn't been a time in my life when neither myself or my husband haven't had one (bar uni), so it was inevitable. One month into owning our house, oops! Cat. And because it's Valentines Day, I thought I'd do a post about why I love being a cat mom, but a wife. You know, it goes.

So many people say cats are much easier than dogs, and I would agree with that to a certain degree. But there's still certain things you have to think about with a cat. Yes, it is easier to leave them on their own for longer - but it doesn't mean you should. If we stay out overnight we always make sure we leave at the last possible moment and feed him, and we get home nice and early, so it's not too much difference food wise - just company wise. You still have to pay the same vets bills, food bills, toy costs and so on. But I feel like there's an extra worry with a cat - they go out on their own and you can't protect them. Which is a reason I am one cat down from when we first got them. Now we're left with Fred, and he's everything I could possible want in a pet. So for all those thinking whether or not they should get a cat - remember, there's still a lot of responsibility that goes with it - but here are all the reasons I love being a cat mom... #catmom

1. Loyalty: It may not be on the same scale as a dog - but cat's do have loyalty. Fred is happy to curl up with Adam, but he'll always come to me first, or choose my lap over Adam's. He'd much prefer to be around us, then on his own in a different room somewhere. He also feels you should have the same sense of loyalty. "No Mum, get off your laptop and let me snuggle on your lap instead - be loyal to me, not the laptop!"

2. Entertainment: my life at home would be so dull without Fred. He entertains us no end, whether it's going scat cat around the house, rolling off the bed, the weird positions he gets into when washing, curling up in a wash basket or stealing pizza (yes he can open a dominoes pizza box and strip the toppings). He's hilarious, he's cheeky and naughty, but cute as hell. 

3. Company: it's always nice to come home to someone, and Fred is always here. Not only that, but he always comes to greet us, trotting down the stairs and poking his little cute head through the banister to say hello. When I'm ill, he stays by my side and on my lap, and when Adam is away he's my bed buddy. My house is a lonely place without my feline friend.

4. Cuteness: oh my god is my cat cute. I mean, I know I'm biased, but he's just so adorable. From his little face, down to his tail he gives me all the cuteness feels. Also, he knows he's cute. As soon as I get the camera out or the phone on him he poses. Hence the level of cat pics on my feed. His cuteness just cheers me up, and makes me feel better.

5, Fun: cat's are fun - and this comes back to entertainment. I don't care what anyone says. Get a laser light out, a hair tie or a box and Fred is all about the fun. He plays and he loves it, he runs around the house like a loon, and he brings fun to everything.

6. Love: I don't think anyone can prepare you for the love you feel for your own cat. I've had pets before with my parents, but nothing compares to the feels for Fred. He's mine, I chose him and I'm responsible for him. A little daugnting at times, and the idea of anything happening to him literally stops my breath, but the love is so worth it. Plus, he loves me too. He cuddles up to me, he purrs, he head rubs and looks for me when we play hide and seek. If that's not love, I don't know what is.

Much love, Lisa May

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