I love my parent’s dog, I do. I’m his thunder buddy and he’ll occasionally tear himself away from my Mom for 45 seconds to play 4 rounds of fetch with me.
(4 rounds of catch is exhausting when you’re adorable)
I’d say I’m a cat person, but I’ve only actually liked Mindy, my old roommates cats drove me insane.
I have this feeling like there are a lot more dog lovers out there, but it seems cats sure can teach us some great life lessons. Thought Catalog lists 24 great ones:
- Cuddling is a nice way to wake up.
- One way to get someone to stop and pay attention to you is to loudly throw their knick-knacks around.
- Drinking tap water won’t kill you.
- If you’re chilly and you don’t have a blanket, go sit in the sun.
- Actually, just go sit in the sun whenever possible. It’s nice.
- Hiss sparingly. But mean it when you do it.
- Always have at least one place in your home where you can go for quiet, alone time where no one will find you.
- Show appreciation by making little noises or, if appropriate, nuzzles, when someone does something that pleases you.
- It’s OK to want to just hang out off to the side and be an observer at parties.
- Natural beauty is unbeatable. Clean your hair regularly to keep it shiny. Call attention to the color of your eyes via a fun accessory.
- When you have some down time, you might as well groom yourself.
- Stretch with purpose.
- Choose wisely who you let get close to you, let alone put their hands on you. You don’t have to let somebody touch you if you don’t want them to.
- You can learn a lot about your neighbors by sitting at the window and watching them.
- If you were given a name with some attitude attached to it, that’s a gift — live up to it.
- Having a package to open is usually just as fun as what’s inside.
- If you’re going to sit somewhere for a while, it might as well be somewhere comfortable.
- Just because the person you love is doing something else, like reading or being on the computer, it doesn’t mean they’re not enjoying your presence in the room with them.
- Speak up when you want something. Or if you just feel like speaking up.
- Pay attention to your surroundings. You don’t always have to be distracting yourself. Just looking at what’s around you can be useful and meditative.
- When somebody wants to pet you, and you’re enjoying it, it’s OK to just lie back and enjoy it. You can pay them back another time.
- Use your claws when you need them, put them away when you don’t.
- It’s OK to like some people and not others.
- You are the king of this place. Act accordingly.
Crazy cat lady for life, yo.