5 Cool Cat Breeds You Really Should Know

5 Cool Cat Breeds You Really Should Know

Do you know these breeds?

When talking about dogs, we usually differentiate them specifically by what breed they are or what breeds they're mixed with. When it comes to cats, there's a tendency to just say what color they are. The most common cat breed people know off the top of their head is a tabby or Siamese. If you're cat-savvy, you might also know about calico cats/tortoiseshell cats. Here are 5 more cat breeds to add to your knowledge of cats!

1. Maine Coon

Other than being large and fluffy, Maine Coons are usually identified as being sociable and "dog-like." Their colors can range from dark to light and are friendly, domesticated cats. With that fluffy coat and bushy tail, what's not to love?

2. Russian Blue

Russian Blue's have two coats of hair, plus an outer layer to protect from the cold. Its origins are unsure, but this may be why they are speculated to be from Russia. Their fur is blue, but they have silver tips that give more of a gray color. While they can be shy, they're sweet, domestic cats.

3. Abyssinian

Abyssinian cats are graceful and beautiful, but they also have a love for exploration and heights. They tend to enjoy climbing up into high places. This breed is known for being intelligent and inquisitive.

4. Scottish Fold

First off: Awww! Scottish Folds have the most adorable and squish-able faces. Their namesake comes from one of their most notable features: their folded ears. They love being around people and participating in the fun!

5. Egyptian Mau

A secret favorite breed of my own, the Egyptian Mau is elegant and agile. This breed has been considered as what Greyhounds are in dog breeds. They can be shy if not raised to be familiar with humans, but love to play with those they're comfortable with!

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30 Bee Puns To Get You Through The Day

These puns are as sweet as honey.

There are few things in life that make me happier (and/or make me want to bury my face in my hands and groan loudly) than a well timed pun. This goes double if the pun involves some my favorite insects — bees. There's nothing quite as satisfying as uttering a bee pun when no one expects it, so here is a list of the top 30 bee puns around!

Use these puns to make your grandparents laugh, impress your date, spice up your Tinder profile, make friends with a beekeeper, break the ice at your new job or make everyone in the general vicinity wish they hadn't invited you to come hang out with them. You won't bee-lieve how many of these puns you'll be pollen for! You'll bee-come an instant hit at parties! You'll bee sure to thank me later.

1. "When a bee is in your hand, what's in your eye? Beauty. Because beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder."

2. "Bee puns really sting.

3. "Who's a bee's favorite singer? Bee-yoncé."

4. "What's a happy bumblebee's blood type? Bee positive!"

5. "Bee puns aren't that great. I don't get what all the buzz is about."

6. "Wasp are you talking about?"

7. "Naughty bee children really need to beehive."

8. "What kind of bees drop things? Fumble bees!"

9. "A bee's favorite haircut is a buzz cut!"

10. "What do you call a bee that's a sore loser? A cry bay-bee!"

11. "What's a bee's favorite flower? Bee-gonias!"

12. "Why do bees get married? Because they found their honey!"

13. "That bee is talking too quietly, it must be a mumble-bee!"

14. "Bee children take the school buzz to get to school."

15. "A bee's favorite sport is rug-bee."

16. "The bees went on strike because they wanted more honey and less working flowers."

17. "On the first day of class, bee students are given a sylla-buzz."

18. "What did one bee say to the other when they landed on the same flower? Buzz off."

19. "Who's a bee's favorite painter? Pablo Bee-casso!"

20. "A bee styles their hair with a honeycomb."

21. "When a bee writes a sonnet, they're waxing poetic."

22. "The worker bee decided to take a vacation to Stingapore last year."

23. "A bee that's been put under a spell has been bee-witched!"

24. "Say, these bee puns aren't too shab-bee."

25. "That pretentious wasp is just plain snob-bee!"

26. "Why did the bee want to use the phone? To say hi to their honey."

27. "A bee's favorite novel is the Great Gats-bee."

28. "What's a bee's favorite Spice Girls song? Wanna-bee!"

29. "What do bees like with their sushi? Wasa-bee!"

30. "Remember, bee puns are good for your health, they give you a dose of Vitamin Bee!"

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5 Pros And 5 Cons Of Owning A Pet As A College Student

Being a college student is hard enough, here are five pros and cons to keep in mind.


In college, you will have more responsibilities than ever before. Tests or quizzes every week, papers due, projects, on top of that you may work or join clubs or need 80 service hours, like we do here at FGCU! Now add another responsibility but this one's alive. My old roommate had two geckos, which were the littlest cutest beans, but they came with some troubles, like vet expenses and cleaning and extra time dedicated to social interactions.

You may be thinking, "I have pets my whole life!" Or, "Yea, I cannot handle a pet right now!" Maybe you're just on the fence on whether or not you can or can't have a happy healthy pet. Here are five pros and cons that may help you decide if a pet is right for you while in school!

Pro 1: They're great cuddlers!

The first day I got my puppy moose.

Katy Morell

You know when you're watching the TV or laying in bed and you wish you had something with you to keep you company? A pet does that! Depending on what type of pet you have they may love to snuggle with you! And let's be honest here, who doesn't want a sweet little doggo curled up next to you at all times???

Con 1. Your housing may not allow it.

In college, a lot of student housing doesn't allow pets. While you will see students that go around this and get service animals or emotional support animals, these places usually aren't animal-friendly so it makes it hard for you to take care of your pet. Whether it means they don't have enough room for them to exercise or play, or maybe they don't even have easy access to a place to go to the bathroom, it can make it tough to give your pet the life they deserve.

Pro #2: Having a pet can help you cope with the pressures of being at school.

A little lab in North Carolina.

Katy Morell

College life gets hard, you fail tests or your boss yells at you and life can suddenly seem like it's way too much. Imagine being able to go home and your pet greets you, suddenly it makes life ok again. If you're someone who struggles with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or another mental illness you can apply to get an Emotional Support Animal. ESA's are trained to help you cope when your symptoms hit!

Con #2: You don't really have the time for them.

Some pets are very low maintenance, like a fish, but most do require a certain level of care to make them happy. If you're a full-time student and working and trying to have a social life, which most college students are, it can be really hard to find the time for an animal. Keep in mind most pets need exercise, attention, and many need routines, like specific feeding times.

Pro #3: Did you want a best friend, because now you'll have one!

A little gecko!

Katy Morell

You know when Chad from delta theta gamma beta fish broke up with you last week, or when Mary took that other guy to her Semi-Formal but not you? Don't you just want to cry your heart out to someone? This is where your pet saves the day by giving you their judgment free love! Just passed that super hard math class that you thought for sure you were going to fail? Go home and give your pet a big ol' hug and even though you're pretty sure they can't understand you, I'm sure they'll be happy for you!

Con #3: Money, Money, Money!

Pets have vet bills, food costs, supply costs, and if you're a crazy pet mom like me extra stuff to make your pets look adorable! Depending on how many pets you have and what kind of animal they are expenses add up! You must keep them eating enough of the right food which gets expensive, you will have to take them to a vet more than you expect. Pets also need supplies, like toys, cages, tanks, litter boxes, treats, and more. These costs don't even take into account things your pets don't need but totally do need (like the bowtie I bought my dog because he just looks too cute with it on).

Pro #4: It teaches you responsibility!

Sugar Glider Elsa

Tiffany Avgoulas

I always joke that my dog is my son, but there's truth to that! Having a pet means you're responsible for another living life and when you're keeping your pet happy and healthy you learn from it.

Con #4: Animals live for a long time.

I know this one sounds very obvious, but many people tend to forget that most animals live for a significant amount of time! Dogs and cats can live around 20 years, even smaller animals like hamsters and fish can live for over five years. This is longer than you'll be in your undergraduate years!

Pro #5: The cuteness.

Little kitty waiting to be adopted

Katy Morell

Look! Look at the cuteness! The eyes! So sweet! The itty bitty paws! Help me this picture is so cute my heart is going to burst!

Con #5: Traveling or moving becomes hard!

If you like to travel or visit family often you will have to take your pet into account! If you want to go on vacation, you either have to bring your pet with you or find accommodations for them. If you do take them with you the ride itself may be hard on them whether it's by car, plane, bus, etc. Also, find a person to watch them or a place for them to stay may stress them out or cause anxiety.

Overall a pet is a great addition to your life and family, but you have to be ready for everything! As a pet-mom to seven babies, I encourage people to get pets because they really make your life happier and full of love, but it isn't for everyone and that's OK!

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