12 Reasons Why Cats Are Better Than People

12 Reasons Why Cats Are Better Than People

People are great, but cats definitely take the trophy for being the best.
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People are great, don't get me wrong. But honestly, cats are just so much better. Cats are always there for you and don't judge you for anything. Cats love you because you take care of them and always appreciate what you do for them. They snuggle with you and are just so perfect.

1. Cats never judge you.

Like, if you want to eat 12 tacos and some ice cream, a cat will just snuggle up next to you and maybe try to eat some. A person would probably say,"Oh my gosh...that's so much food...you're going to be so fat." But cats don't care how fat you are as long they get fed, too.


2. They sleep all day.

Cats sleep for like an hour every 10 minutes. As a sleep supporter, this is a very good idea to me because that is the perfect amount of sleep.


3. They all look different and they don't discriminate.

Cats don't care what another cat's fur looks like, as long as they can play.


4. They are adorable.

A cat could do anything and still be adorable. Cats are cute criers, sneezers, sleepers, and literally everything.


5. They are goofballs without even trying to be.

A cat just being a cat is the funniest thing ever. They make the strangest faces, do the weirdest things, are extremely clumsy, and just have a great time without a care in the world.


6. They love you unconditionally.

Even if you don't feed them on time, or go on a trip without them, they always still love you (even if they take a little bit of time to stop being mad). Cats will never abandon you and even if you don't like them, they will still give you all the attention you need.


7. They are attention addicts.

They literally always want attention and get mad if you don't give them attention. As someone that likes a lot of attention, I can totally relate to this.


8. They are scaredy cats.

Cats get scared over the silliest things. My cat once got scared of a trash bag being opened and then he tried to attack the trash bag.

9. They act big and tough.

Cats are super small compared to almost everything, and yet they still think that they can take on anything. And it's the cutest thing ever.


10. They make sure you never oversleep.

Cats have an internal alarm clock to be fed. I don't know how they wake up from a dead sleep and know that it's time to eat, but they do. Which means that you have to wake up to feed them, no matter the time. They are like snuggly alarm clocks.


11. They can fit literally anywhere.

I'm convinced that cats can make their bones bendy when they need to, to fit into the oddest places.


12. They are all you need in the world.

They are your best friend, cuddle buddy, cheerer upper, and everything in between. Humans are so lucky to have them.

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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.
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The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.

Sincerely,

the loving granddaughters

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It's the Little things that make a home

Home really is where the heart is, isn't it?

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When I was a little girl, about five or six, I was under the impression that when people moved, they would just put their house on a giant forklift or something and move it to another location. I was like, yeah, that makes sense - why would anyone want to abandon their house?

I found out that was, in fact, not the case, and I became terrified of moving. I made my mom promise me we would never move away. She did (and then she worked her ass off to keep the house after my parents' divorce).

I was additionally terrified of fires. Not because they were big and hot and scary, but because they could burn down my house. I think one of the scariest days of my kid-life was when my babysitter burned some cookies in the oven and set the fire alarm off - needless to say, she wasn't invited back to babysit.

I have always loved my house, for the simplest reason: it was home. It was where I grew up, where I felt safe, where my family was, where my friends would come over and hang out, where my dogs were, etc etc etc. It was my happy place.

The summer before I went to college, I was absolutely petrified to leave home. I didn't realize it then, but I think the main reason was that I was essentially moving. I was excited for this new chapter of my life, but I was scared that I would be terribly homesick.

I wasn't.

Granted, I did miss home and my friends and my family. But really, I didn't miss much else. The life that I had before college was amazing and impactful, but I was ready to leave it behind. I was ready to not be treated like a kid anymore, to handle my own life (to some extent), and to make new friends and experiences.

I learned a copious amount of things from school, both in the classroom and outside of it; however, this was not so much a lesson and more of a principle that I learned. It was a concept that changed for me as I got more and more settled into my new life at school, away from what I knew for years as "home." That place has changed a lot: not my childhood home itself, but the way I perceive the concept of home.

I think this year, more than any year before, I have really identified with the cliché, "home is where the heart is." While I struggled more and more to put a solid definition on it, I finally realized that the reason why I was having trouble was that I started to associate "home" with people, rather than a physical place.

And as I was thinking about this, the littlest things about all the people I hold close to my heart started to cycle through my head. The little mannerisms, the favorite aspects, and the core characteristics of these people are what have made me come to love them more than I can even conceptualize.

So, here's a big, long, ridiculous list of just a few of those things. To those who I mention, thank you for being so wonderfully yourselves, and simultaneously, my home.

  • Katie's incense that she loves to burn, her electro music she loves to listen to on full blast, and how we run like chickens with our heads cut off every time we cross a street
  • Navigating and DJ-ing while Jack drives us to different adventures, always stopping to appreciate good sunsets and stars, hugs from behind and singing in the car
  • How all my guy friends lift me up when they hug me
  • How when we heard one of our friends might break up with her boyfriend, we brought wine and cheese and camped out in her dorm room from 9 pm to midnight when she got home, and then talked until 3 am
  • How Paige always calls everyone honey or sweetie and typically I hate when people do that but she does it with such love and cuteness it makes me feel so good
  • Yoga Wednesdays with Teddy and Bri and whoever tags along
  • Catching up with Helen at Monday night dinners
  • Bri's dinosaur noises she makes for any and every mood (but often out of distress from school)
  • How Ally eats the weirdest things ever, her combination of really cool earrings
  • Gigi's cute cat stickers on her computer, her colored hair, and how she names all of the bruises she gets from cheer
  • Tavis's love of suits and looking slick and having the deepest of dining hall talks
  • Sophie's nervous laughter and how she says "but wait, guys," every five minutes
  • How Sammy is a literal Disney princess
  • Jack and Rem's "marriage" and mutual love of Eric Clapton
  • How Eric always wears variously colored plaid, collared, short-sleeve shirts
  • Listening to chill music while chilling in someone's dorm room, swearing that we're getting work done but we're really not doing anything
  • Clarke's music that he plays in the shower and how he definitely sings and I think its the cutest thing even though he always tells me to shut up when I sing in the shower
  • Sending/receiving memes to/from Clarke (mainly Friends memes)
  • My mom's slippers that I always steal when my feet are cold downstairs
  • My mom's yoga beads that she hangs in her bathroom
  • How Steve always brings over Trader Joe's snacks or goodies or new beer for us to try
  • CLAPPING FOUR TIMES DURING THE FRIENDS THEME SONG EVERY SINGLE TIME OR YOU'RE OUT OF THE FAMILY
  • Gilmore Girls, wine, and Thai food
  • How Steve always has trader joes food and little goodies for us and new beer to try
  • Dog fur everywhere even though our dogs are now angel babies
  • Sitting in the hot tub late at night talking about random things with my dad
  • How my dad's girlfriend gets teary with pride at my accomplishments and it's literally the cutest thing
  • Always having avocados in the house
  • How my dad whistles obnoxiously at every event that I have and it used to be the most embarrassing thing but now I say, hell yeah that's my dad, where's yours?
  • My car!!
  • The little crevice in-between the two twin mattresses that make up my bed
  • Making coffee in the morning — now my mom will load it up the night before and I'll start it half asleep in the morning so I can have coffee while I'm getting ready
  • Sitting and doing my makeup on my bathroom counter to get that optimal angle for them wings
  • How at one point or another, all of my friends have fallen asleep (or will fall asleep) on my living room couch
  • How Paige's house smells (very distinctive)
  • The floor of Jordan's tv room is most definitely more comfortable than the average carpeted floor
  • Meredith's kitchen counter and her mom's amazing cooking
  • Meredith's cough laugh
  • Jordan's spookiness
  • How Brooke scream talks when she's either really excited or really annoyed
  • How Brooke sits- it's not one specific weird way, but every time she sits it's in a different weird way
  • The rock that we always go to and get pizza and chips and salsa and watch sunsets
  • Alex's freckles
  • Car conversations are by far the best; sitting in someone's parked car late at night with low music, being in the drivers' seat because I love driving (and many of my friends are maniac drivers) and turning to talk to the person in the passenger's or the back seat
  • Elyse's laugh and her dragon nostrils (if you know you know)
  • How every so often I send a video to Abby of me tilting my face up so you can barely see my eyes and zoom in on my face and she dies laughing
  • Lexi tickling everyone all the time and calling people nuggets
  • Breaking out into song frequently because we're all choir nerds
Never can think of enough, but to those of you who I'm lucky enough to have in my life, remember how much I love the little things. :)
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