14 Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Cat Rather Than a Dog

14 Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Cat Rather Than a Dog

Looking for a new housemate? Cats are the one for you.

Do you enjoy small animals that don't need your attention 24/7? Cats are the ones for you!

1.) They don't smell

Cats are one of the cleanest creatures in the world. When I pet a dog, my hand smells after. Unless you enjoy the smell of saliva, wet fur, and corn chips all over your household then a cat is for you!

2.) They aren't up your ass for attention every day.

No one wants to relive their past relationships. Karen is out of your life - don't let the clingy back in. Cats want you when they want you.

Look at those independent kitties!

3.) You can actually go on vacation and they can handle themselves!

Cats only need a bunch of food, a clean cat box, water, and someone to check on them every two days. This means fewer fees for kenneling, less stress, and you can actually leave your house for more than four hours! Now take your wife on that vacation you've always wanted without being tied down to an outdoor poop machine.

*There are also self-cleaning cat boxes so all someone has to do is check on their food and water (which there are also dispensers for).

4.) Less maintenance

Isn't it really enjoyable waking up at 3 a.m so your cat can go outside? Oh wait, that isn't a problem!

5.) Wanna stay in your house? Do it. They don't need exercise outdoors.

That's right! When it's winter you can stay in your heated house all day or if it's summer bask in your A/C. Don't wanna go on a walk? You don't have to! Just grab a laser pointer and start moving your wrist.

6.) Inexpensive

Cat food is less expensive as well as their toys and litter. Save money on all of those vet visits you never have to go to frequently!

7.) They can live in any condition.

Just about every apartment accepts cats. No pet deposit! You don't have to live somewhere based on yard space or if they accept certain dogs (no "dangerous cat" list).

8.) Quiet when company is around

Tired of walking into houses where you're greeted by barking, fumbling, and "I promise they don't bite"'s? Avoid being THAT person easily by owning a cat. They may rub against a leg, hide, or lay on your guest's lap but at least they aren't jumping, licking faces, or making it a HUGE deal because they heard a knock on the door!

9.) Take up less space when sleeping.

I own a full-size bed for a reason. It's all for me.

10.) You don't spend the first year of their life training them

I mean, other than showing them a cat box do you really need to train them to do anything else?

11.) Cats are more loyal than not only these hoes, but your mutt.

Know how I know this? Science.

12.) Less stress when you're hanging out

Cats are chill. The only time you're concerned around them is if they're clawing something or look like they're going to pee. With dogs, it's "don't eat this! Don't bite that! GET OUT OF THERE!" when they're not sleeping.

*If either of those cases are happening, take them to the vet because those could show signs of sickness or behavioral issues. Cats do not like peeing outside of their designated area.

13.) Less commitment

Fear of commitment like your ex-boyfriend Jeremy? Cats are perfect! You can leave for some time, clean their box every other day, and make sure they have food and clean water! This makes staying out longer than four hours, don't have to worry about meal times, or walking schedules easier. With the little attention cats need, you aren't tied down to your house! Want a dog? Have a baby instead!

14.) They can groom themselves

Cats can trim their own nails (most of the time), clean their fur as well as every other area. Dogs are constantly shedding, bringing things from the outdoors in, and in need of a bath. Dog shampoo can be THIRTY DOLLARS! Save the cash, adopt a cat.

With all of these reasons in mind, would you rather own a different species that lives as an infant for years or a grown ass adult?

*All gifs and pictures are credited by giphy.com they are not my own content

Every Black Friday the Best Friends Adoption organization partners with Zappos and black cats have no adoption fee.

Cover Image Credit: Cameron Breakfield

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

You go, girl.

We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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Life While Being Allergic To Pets

Nothing takes the place of an animal's love.


I knew from a young age I was allergic to cats and dogs. That didn't stop me from having both as pets. I currently have cats that make my allergies go through the roof. I make sure to wash my hands immediately after petting them because if I even as much as rub my eyes, I will be sneezing for hours. Sometimes even that isn't good enough. The fur flying everywhere doesn't help.

Going to friend's houses can be a nightmare because of pets. I hate having to ask my friends to sanitize their homes because of pet dander but if I end up going to their house, it's a necessity. It makes me feel like I'm a burden.

Every time I see someone with their pets, I sigh because I know that will never be me. I take extra precautions when it comes to my cats which means I can only pet them for a short period of time. I can't really let them lay on me or be in the same room as me for long periods of time. Even minimal contact occasionally makes me sneeze.

Being unable to experience a pet's presence like most people is a terrible feeling. Nothing takes the place of an animal's love. I just want to be able to pet them, hold them, lay with them and be in the same room as them for longer than 10 minutes.

I know there are medications to prevent allergies when it comes to pets but they don't always work. Even worse is that the medications sometimes makes me drowsy so it defeats the purpose. The last time I checked, you need to be awake to pet a cat.

Never take for granted the ability to be around your pets for more than 10 minutes. They love and cherish every moment with you. Maybe one day my pet allergies will go away. I can only dream of that day.

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