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Why the Cat is the Ultimate Companion
Cats Have Whiskers. What More Could You Want?
Whether it's moving out on your own, starting a new job or semester of school, there usually comes a time in life when things can seem very intimidating and bring out feelings of loneliness and isolation. While many would try to remedy this situation with bar-hopping & other social activities, sometimes that's just not an appealing option for those with more introverted or reserved lifestyles. Enter the domestic cat.
There are several benefits to choosing a cat for your new animal friend. Cats are quiet(er) compared to a lot of other pet options. They do not bark, howl or squeak incessantly. They are self-cleaning animals, meaning baths & professional grooming are (in most cases) less of a concern or no concern at all. Cats use a litter box; you don't have to accompany the animal at two-in-the-morning when it's raining and you have to be at work in a few hours. This also means that a cat can be left alone while you're at work or school. While cats are social animals, for the most part they don't require constant attention or activity to maintain their health or satisfaction. However, I have noticed that kittens do tend to be more vocal & attention-hungry when compared to adult cats. It's also worth mentioning that there are particular breeds of cat, like the Savannah or Siamese, with significantly higher levels of activity and vocalization.
Size is another plus for the cat-owner. Dogs range in sizes from those less than an average cat to those rivaling a young horse. For this reason, the cat is suitable for many more living arrangements, including apartments, condominiums & studio flats.