Reasons To Love Your Cat

Reasons To Love Your Cat

If you're a cat person, you already know why you love your cat!

1. They aren’t overbearing

I have nothing against dogs, but most of the time they require a lot of attention. If you’re a busy person, you may feel like you’re neglecting your pet if they constantly need attention. With cats, they don’t always need the attention to know you love them. This may not be true all the time, or for all cats. Generally, the amount of effort you have to put into cats is not as much as other animals.

2. They’re great to pet

Cats are soft and fluffy. I never get tired of petting and pampering them! It’s hard to stop when you can see the cat is enjoying too—the louder the purr, the better the pampering. Petting cats is also a great way to relieve stress and unwind after a long day.

3. They like being with you

Despite the misconception that cats don’t like being around humans, you’ll find that your cat is often in the same room as you or other people. Cats are fairly social, and enjoy being around you. They might not be on top of you—they might be sleeping across the room, or exploring your closet, but they generally like to hang around.

4. They want to communicate with you

It’s a proven fact that cats meow to communicate with humans and imitate talking—in fact, cats don’t really meow back and forth between each other the same way they meow at humans. They do this to communicate their needs to you. In a way, they’re trying to establish contact with you, which is kind of cool to think about.

5. They’re adorable

Even if you’re not a cat person, you have to admit they’re adorable. Everything from their whiskers to their paws makes them loveable balls of fur. Each cat has their own interesting and unique quirk that makes them special to their owners. They all find a way to warm our hearts!

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10 Things Every Crazy Dog Parent Needs For Their Fur Baby

The height of pawfection.

It's no secret that dogs are truly the best creatures on the face of the planet (come at me, cat people), but we sometimes forget amidst our busy lives to show them the level of appreciation that they truly deserve. You know that you deserve to be pampered, so it makes sense that the good boys and girls in your life deserve to be pampered too!

I've put together just a sampling of all the ways you can show your dog that they're truly your best friend, but the pawfect possibilities for your furbulous friendship are endless!

1. The Friendship Collar

What better way to show your friendship to the world than with this beautiful matching collar and bracelet set?! Get it here.

2. Or, for the fancy pup in your life, show them you care with this super boujee Louis Vuitton collar.

The fanciest.

3. Still not enough for the fancy pup? How about this Ralph Lauren sweater for the chilly days?!

It's made of cashmere, and if that doesn't make your dog feel high-class, nothing will.

4. Speaking of cold weather, your dog definitely needs these rain boots, because obviously.

Fashion AND practicality? Please excuse me while I buy them in every color.

5. And if your pup really isn't a fan of the rain, show them you're here for them with this amazing umbrella leash.

I know how much my dog hates rain (and who can blame her--it cuts into her play time!) so this would be perfect for the occasional shower.

6. And when playtime is over and it's time for a snooze, where better to nap than this two-story dog house?

Because a regular house doesn't have enough of a view for your fur baby to protect you. Duh.

7. Of course every dog house is going to need some decor around to complete it--and PopYourPup is the perfect fit!

Because all dogs are art, case closed.

8. OR if you're more into the classic style, check out these beautiful hand-drawn dog portraits.

This cute little Etsy shop mixes two of my very favorite things: my dog and watercolor!

9. Speaking of PopYourPup, every dog parent needs a shirt with A PORTRAIT OF THEIR DOG ON IT.

I. Am. Speechless.

10. And last but not most certainly not least, your dog needs you to achieve the level of extra that can only come from these amazing Corgi cookies.

Corgeous indeed.

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On Losing Your Childhood Companion

It may take time to heal but the memories will never fade.

They are your first memory, your first friend, and your first love. They are in all of your favorite memories, you get to grow up and mature with them. They stick by you through the hard times, being the one constant you know you can rely on. They know when you are upset, you don’t even have to say one word. Losing them is heartbreaking and possibly one of the hardest deaths you’ll have to deal with, I know mine was. Losing my childhood dog, the first dog I ever owned, was so very difficult. She was the greatest dog anyone could have ever asked for.

I thought it would take years for me to be able to adopt another dog, but I was so lonely without one. It didn’t take years but it did take months for me to be fully ready to care for another animal.

At first, I felt a little guilty, like I was betraying my childhood dog but a wise woman, my sister, once told me that I had this void that could only be filled by caring for an animal. I’m the type of person that receives joy from caring for others, whether it’s a significant other, a friend, or a furry little animal.

I’m happiest when I have someone to care for. So I did it. I adopted another dog, and it was the best decision I have ever made. She brings me pure joy and I’m so grateful that I found her. I will always have 15 years of wonderful memories that can never be replaced with my childhood dog, but now I will have more memories with another amazing dog.

In the end, it may take time but once you are ready, finding a special bond like that again is worth it.

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