10 Things Your Kitten Wants You To Know

10 Things Your Kitten Wants You To Know

Please love me when I am no longer tiny and cute.

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Kittens are an awesome addition to any family, but here are some things to keep in mind before you get your kitten.

1. I am afraid.

But please be patient. I am sorry I kept you up all night the first time I moved into your home.

2. Please get me fixed when I am of age.

There are already so many unwanted cats on the streets. there does not need tp be more. It will also help me be a better kitten to you.

3. A dirty litter box stresses me out.

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Or a small one does as well. Please keep it cleaned often.

4. Sometimes I need space.

I would love to have a sturdy cat tree next to a window or a low places where no one can bother me.

5. I can be independent.

I would prefer not to be left home for days on it, I could easily get hurt.

6. Things happen and sometimes I may escape.

It might be a good idea to get me microchipped to increase the chances of me being returned to you.

7. I am not going to be a kitten forever.

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Please love me when I am no longer tiny and cute.

8. I love to sleep.

I will sleep a lot of the day away.

9. I also love to play.

Please take the time to play with me everyday. It will help me grow into a confident feline.

10.  I love you.

I purposely do not do things out of spite... or do I?

All I ask is that you care for me like I am part of your family, because I am.

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5 Ways Impulsively Getting A Dog Saved My Mental Health

Those four paws are good for a lot more than just face kisses.

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Shortly before my husband and I officially moved out onto our own, he surprised me with a puppy in hand on the morning of our anniversary. Moving out, tackling college, and everything in between, I thought another huge responsibility was the last thing I needed. However, in reality, Oakley, the lab/Australian shepard/collie mix, was exactly what I needed to get back to "me."


He provides emotional support

One of the most obvious reasons is how much emotional support dogs, (and other respective animals) can provide. His paws have been accidentally stepped on, and he certainly isn't a fan of the forced flea/tick medication doses, but less than 30 seconds later, he is without fail immediately by my side again, tail wagging and ready for more kisses. Although he is not trained or certified as an ESA, it's without a doubt he has effectively (and unconsciously) combated random anxiety attacks or feelings of being alone.

He requires being cared for

You'll heavily judge every crazy fur mama, as did, I until you become one. Getting Oakley immediately got me consistently back on my feet and forced me to ask myself, "What does he need today?"Even simple, easy tasks like taking him out to run/go to the bathroom had me excited and forced me to find a motive in the day to day activities. I loved no longer having even the mere choice to be unproductive. Don't want to start your day? Well, Oakley needs his day started, so let's get moving.

He serves as protection

It's no surprise how far a dog's loyalty will go to protect their owner. For decades, specially trained dogs have had life-saving responsibilities assigned to them. Even being married, my husband and I's schedules vary significantly to where it is not uncommon for me to be alone. The slightest sound or shadow from outside our door immediately initiates barking. In the bathroom taking a shower? He's there. Knowing that Oakley is looking out, even when I get carried away with tasks like cooking dinner, always calms my nerves.

He's become something to look forward to

The nice thing about having Oakley is regardless of how my day goes, I know exactly how it is going to end. Whether I passed an exam with flying colors or got the lowest grade in the class, I know what waits for me when I open the door at home. After a long day, nothing resets my mood like walking into a face that is just as happy and excited to see me!

He encourages bonds with others

If you want your social interaction to sky rocket: get a puppy. No, I'm serious. You'll have people wanting to come over and visit "you" (let's be real… your puppy), like it's your last day on Earth. For me, this was exactly what I needed. Getting Oakley had family members constantly checking in to see how he was growing, learning, etc. Not only did this encourage more interactions with family and friends, but it also "livened" my husband and I's home life. Instead of the "normal" weekend nights consisting of Netflix and MarioKart, (which are enjoyable in their own respective ways), spending our nights playing Monkey in the Middle with our new four-legged friend has proven much more entertaining.

So ideally was it the right time to get a dog? Probably not. However, adding Oakley to my small little family combated anxiety and depression in ways I wouldn't have ever thought possible.

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5 Reasons Cat's Are The Best Pet

Cats or dogs? Cats

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There is always a debate if the cat's or dogs are better. I used to not be very fond because I did not understand them. Now, I have two of my own and they are my babies. Here is why cats are the best pet...

1. CUDDLES

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Cat's love to cuddle their person. Even maybe annoying cuddles in bed, under the blanket, laying right against you.

2. Cat's can be trained like dogs can.

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You don't have to take the cat's outside in the cold and hot. But, you do have to clean the litter box frequently. You could possibly train your cat to use the toilet, whatever you prefer. Cat's can also be trained to high-five, sit, or whatever you want to spend the time training them to do.

3. Cat's play

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Some cats are more energetic than others. If you have the right toys and engage with them, they will love to play with you. Some cats may even fetch.

4. Cat's are independent, so you do not have to worry about them if you are gone for most of the day.

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Cat's will most likely lay wherever they may find comfortable.

5. They will keep you company while you do your homework

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Nothing like a pet cuddling with you while you do your homework, which gives you an excuse to not get up because you don't want to wake them.

That ladies and gentlemen are why cats will always win the debate.

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