Why cats are the best
They’re very good with kids.
Cats can have a bunch of positive effects on children. According to Care.com, owning a cat can teach them social skills, help them cope with traumatic situations, and even make them less likely to have allergies.
They’re pretty much the ideal pet for apartments.
Plenty of apartments allow cats because they’re quiet, so they are less likely to wake the neighbors when someone rings your bell.
You know they are very low maintenance.
Unlike our friend Fido, Whiskers doesn't require multiple walks a day. Some cats can also be left alone for a day or two if they have access to their food, water, and litter box. Make sure you speak with your veterinarian beforehand.
They don't make you feel bad when you leave 'em.
When you're away at work and you have to leave your pet behind, you can start to feel a little guilty. But you don't have to feel so bad if you have a cat. Cats will sleep whenever they’re bored — about 15 hours a day.
They’re clearly the most intelligent house pet.
Just kidding ... but seriously, cats are a lot smarter than people make them out to be. According to Animal Planet, cats are constantly learning and have an excellent memory.
They groom themselves.
Sure you'll have to take your kitten to the groomers every once in a while, but cats generally take care of themselves in that department, saving you time and energy.
They’re (supposedly) better for the environment.
Since cats don’t eat nearly as much meat as dogs do, it results in a much smaller carbon footprint. While definitely smaller, both animals have footprints equivalent to cars, according to some sustainability authors.
They’re efficient drinkers because they're sophisticated beings.
There was a study done that found cats drink water "gracefully," so if you have misophonia a.k.a. you hate the sound chewing (and/or drinking), you may want to get cat.
They’re actually good for your health.
Research shows cats can lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack. Just imagine knowing that one of these cuties is keeping you healthy.
Some people find their purrs therapeutic.
Not only is purring absolutely adorable, but can be a soothing sound for humans. In fact, there are a bunch of videos online of just cats purring to help people fall asleep
They were once worshipped by people.
Egyptian history shows that cats worked hard to be welcomed into homes. But people eventually noticed that the animals resembled Bast, the Ancient Egyptian goddess of warfare, and they started to be held in high regard.
They're just so adorable.
We don't really have to say this but in case you need convincing, cats are, like, seriously cute.