11 Signs Your Cat Is Your Best Friend

11 Signs Your Cat Is Your Best Friend

Cats are love. Cats are life. Cats are everything.
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11 Signs Your Cat is Your Best Friend

Anyone who knows me knows that my cat, Meeko, is my best friend. He is named after the raccoon in Pocahontas because I found him as an approximately four-week-old kitten beside a trashcan playing with his five other brothers and sisters. Since then his brothers, sisters, and mama have been adopted and are happy, healthy, and spoiled. Let's face it, I had to spoil this little guy, who wouldn't?

1. You Watch Movies Together

His favorite show is "The Walking Dead". He hears the music and comes running into my living room.

2. Your Cat Picks the Movie Snacks

He went for milk and cheese, surprise surprise!

3. You Throw Raving Parties Together

We drank soooooooo much milk that night.

4. Your Cat is Your Study Buddy

Who better to hold your flashcards and help you stay on track for time? Even if it involves a study break to play!

5. Netflix and Chill Looks Like This

Sorry boys, the spot's taken! Tonight we are watching Criminal Minds!

6. And Cuddling Looks Like This

Every single night.

7. You Take Way Too Many Pictures of Your Cat According to Your Friends.

8. And Most of your Selfies Include Your Cat.

9. Your Cat Helps You Keep Your Diet On Track

He's locking down those cupcakes so you remember that there is broccoli in the fridge that can be a snack.

10. You Have Matching Jackets

I promise he likes his jacket. He was feeling a bit camera shy.

11. You Talk To Your Cat More Than Anyone You Know

It's relaxing to be able to talk to someone who understands you but doesn't speak the same language.


12. You Take Your Cat for Ice Cream

His Favorite is vanilla and he has to sit on a news paper because he is messy.


Overall, cats are everything. They are not always as anti-social as those dog lovers say! I'm completely kidding of course. I have a dog as well and he is the anti-social one. In honor of Meeko's half birthday, like and share this post to wish him a "Happy Birthday"!























Cover Image Credit: Savannah Simmons

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To The Friends I Won't Talk To After High School

I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.
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Hey,

So, for the last four years I’ve seen you almost everyday. I’ve learned about your annoying little brother, your dogs and your crazy weekend stories. I’ve seen you rock the awful freshman year fashion, date, attend homecoming, study for AP tests, and get accepted into college.

Thank you for asking me about my day, filling me in on your boy drama and giving me the World History homework. Thank you for complimenting my outfits, laughing at me presenting in class and listening to me complain about my parents. Thank you for sending me your Quizlets and being excited for my accomplishments- every single one of them. I appreciate it all because I know that soon I won’t really see you again. And that makes me sad. I’ll no longer see your face every Monday morning, wave hello to you in the hallways or eat lunch with you ever again. We won't live in the same city and sooner or later you might even forget my name.

We didn’t hang out after school but none the less you impacted me in a huge way. You supported my passions, stood up for me and made me laugh. You gave me advice on life the way you saw it and you didn’t have to but you did. I think maybe in just the smallest way, you influenced me. You made me believe that there’s lots of good people in this world that are nice just because they can be. You were real with me and that's all I can really ask for. We were never in the same friend group or got together on the weekends but you were still a good friend to me. You saw me grow up before your eyes and watched me walk into class late with Starbucks every day. I think people like you don’t get enough credit because I might not talk to you after high school but you are still so important to me. So thanks.

With that said, I truly hope that our paths cross one day in the future. You can tell me about how your brothers doing or how you regret the college you picked. Or maybe one day I’ll see you in the grocery store with a ring on your finger and I’ll be so happy you finally got what you deserved so many guys ago.

And if we ever do cross paths, I sincerely hope you became everything you wanted to be. I hope you traveled to Italy, got your dream job and found the love of your life. I hope you have beautiful children and a fluffy dog named Charlie. I hope you found success in love before wealth and I hope you depended on yourself for happiness before anything else. I hope you visited your mom in college and I hope you hugged your little sister every chance you got. She’s in high school now and you always tell her how that was the time of your life. I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.

And hey, maybe I’ll see you at the reunion and maybe just maybe you’ll remember my face. If so, I’d like to catch up, coffee?

Sincerely,

Me

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The Top Questions To Ask If You're Looking To Adopt A Husky

As cute and furry as they are, these are some MUST knows

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Currently, I work at an animal shelter here in San Diego that has shown me so much about animals and the humane community as a whole. Something that has really opened my eyes is having to see almost the same breeds coming into our care more than other breeds. Huskies are one of them. As a husky owner myself, I know the struggle. It is a lot of work and time that you have to commit for a husky (as well as any other breed honestly).. it's just a few extra things you have to be on top of for how high maintenance they can be. Many guests come into the shelter wanting to get a husky as a first pet. With that said, I always ask the following questions:

1. Is your housing big or small, inside/outside or both?

2. With that said, will you be ready for the shedding and needing to taking them on multiple walks/bathroom breaks depending on the answers you just gave me?

3. Do you know about their high energy level of activity and what all the teething and puppy phase tasks you will need to take care of once you do take this animal into your life?


Here are simple things to always be aware of before taking a Husky home:

1. Don't let the puppy phase fool you!

Husky Puppies

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Do. Not. Let. These. Faces. Fool. You.

Yes, I know. They are ADORABLE when they are puppies. However, this does not last long enough for you to want them due to the cute baby faces and small size. Huskies grow long and big, and quick. You can notice in their paws at most times. Huskies can be anywhere on average from at least 60lbs+. Teething usually happens from four months to at least (hopefully) seven months, meaning have those chew toys ready when they are destroying anything and everything that can get their mouths on. Lastly, for a general note. PLEASE vaccine your puppies when it is time to do so!

2. The. Shedding. Never. Ends. 

You can never get away from this. :)

One of the main things I always start off with when I hear someone is interested in adopting a Husky, is asking them if they are aware of the amount of hair they shed... daily... hourly... and constantly... and the response I always get is "No." Huskies shed very much and its almost never-ending when you try brushing as much hair as you can every day. The best ways to brush their hair off as best as possible deals with the rubber hair brushes for dogs. They can grasp as much loose hair as possible. If you bathe the dog and then brush, horse brushes will do the job if their fur is damp. All this shedding means you must clean the house daily. Even in the backyard, clouds of fur will be separated all over or floating in the wind (I kid you not)

3. Lots of Exercise 

Huskies are the best buddy to take with you to get into shape.

Huskies have really good levels of stamina and are very high-energy, always have been and always will be. It is almost required to be ready to walk your husky every day (especially in its young years) to wear off most of their energy. The more exercise they get, the easier they are to take care of. For example, keeping them cooped up and neglecting their high energy can lead to them chewing almost anything or just being completely bonkers in efforts to find entertainment. So to save you... walk your husky! Daily! As much as possible is best recommended.

5. They really are worth it in the end (:

Me & my girly Luna

Two years ago, I was blessed with the opportunity of having a husky of my own. As I tell others... I didn't necessarily choose the husky life, the husky life chose me. She was brought into my hands and I've never regretted taking ownership of her since then. Having her since she was a puppy definitely showed and taught me all the things I needed to know about having a puppy in general, and the pros and cons of owning a husky. She is the light of my life, and the largest dog I've ever had so far... however she's opened my eyes to how great having a small/large dog can be. It is a lot of work, but it really is worth it in the end ! So if you ever get the opportunity to take in a husky... try it out! But be prepared before you really do it!


Xoxo,

Princess J

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