21 Signs You’re Destined To Be A Cat Owner

21 Signs You’re Destined To Be A Cat Owner

You’re the purrrfect fit.
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I love cats. Always have and I always will. My first cat came up to my house and never left. Bearing that in mind, you could call it my destiny to be a cat owner. Unfortunately, since I am not currently living at home I’ve been missing my feline friends something fierce as of late, and thus, I have created this ode to the cat owner and their purrrfect pets.

1. If you only have curtains

And if you don't then you probably like being woken up at all hours of the night because if you have blinds, your cat will jump on them and it will wake you up.

2. If you like to lift weights

Exercise is much more fun with cats.

3. If you like to eat watermelon

Cats in hats. And it’s not just cute because it rhymes.

4. If you don't like to clean

It’s destined because having a cat can make activities as mundane as cleaning an excitement. Plus, there's only room for one kind of litter at home.

5. You aren't personally attached to any of your glassware

If I’m being honest, my cat has knocked over one too many vasefuls of flowers. Cats can be a little mean sometimes.

6. If you like cute animals

Who wouldn’t?

7. If you’re intelligent

Only an idiot wouldn’t love cats. Look at that sweet face.

8. If you like having empty boxes lying around

Whenever we break out the box with the Christmas tree, my cat has a field day.

9. If you need help spending less money

This cat has your back.

10. If you like a little bit of chaos

Just to keep things interesting.

11. If you enjoy taking naps

This little one would love to keep you company.

12. If you need a research assistant

I’d hire this guy without pause.

13. If you love to dance, but need a dance partner

It takes two to tango.

14. If you like coffee

Cat cafes are a thing, especially if you live in LA, San Francisco, Seattle, or any major city really. Sometimes you can even do yoga with them too! Try going here, here or here for cats and coffee. Thank me later.

15. If you want someone to spoil

Look no further than this fancy feline.

16. If you like being welcomed when you walk through the door

My cat is always either waiting by the window or running around the corner to say hello when I get home.

17. If you want to give someone all your unconditional love and affection

A cat will do the trick. Or they'll do nothing while you give them a lavish lifestyle.

18. If you like formal attire

You could coordinate with your cat!

19. If you think you’re cool

This cat is pretty cool too. You could bond over it.

20. If you need a good listener

This cat will lend you an ear.

21. If you are ready for your pet to be one of your best friends

Then it’s destiny for sure!

So basically if you identify with any of these above criteria, you're destined to have a cat as a FURRever friend! Do with this information what you will.

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20 Of The Coolest Animal Species In The World

Animals that almost seem imaginary.
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The world is full of amazing animals. So amazing, that narrowing them down to 20 felt nearly impossible. To determine who made the cut for this list, I used very important factors such as, cuteness and how much some of them looked like Pokémon . I know, very official. So here are some of the coolest animals in the world.

1. Pink Fairy Armadillo

The pink fairy armadillo is the smallest and cutest species of armadillo. It is on the list of threatened species and is found in the sandy plains, dunes, and grasslands of Argentina. The pink fairy armadillo is a nocturnal creature that survives mostly on insects and plants.


2. Okapi

The okapi is an animal native to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. Although the stripes make many people believe okapi are related to zebra, they are actually closer to giraffe. Okapi are solitary creatures and come together to breed. They are herbivores, mostly eating leaves, grass, and other plants.


3. Glaucus Atlanticus or "the Blue Dragon"

These little dragon-like creatures are often only about a few inches long and can be found in the Indian Pacific Oceans. The blue dragon floats upside down in order to blend the blue side of them with the water, and the silver side with the surface of the ocean. This tiny dragon feeds on creatures like the man o' war and can even deliver a sting similar to it.


4. The Maned Wolf

The maned wolf is often found in the grasslands of south, central-west, and southeastern parts of Brazil. It is neither related to wolves nor foxes despite its appearance and name, but is actually closer to dogs. The maned wolf hunts alone and primarily eats both meat and plants (about 50% of its diet).


5. Fossa

The fossa is a carnivorous animal located in Madagascar. Despite having many traits similar to cats, it is more closely related to the Mongoose. The fossa is only found in forest habitats and can hunt in either daytime or night. Over 50 percent of its diet happens to be lemurs.


6. Japanese Spider Crab

As the name suggestions, the Japanese spider crab inhabits the waters surrounding Japan. In many parts of Japan, this crab can be considered a delicacy but can be considerably difficult to catch. The Japanese spider crab can grow to 12 feet long from claw to claw. There is only one sea creature-- amongst similar species (aka crustaceans)-- that beats the weight of a Japanese spider crab: the American Lobster.


7. Pacu Fish

Look closely at the teeth, do they look familiar? This fish is found in the waters of South America. This fish, while related to the piranha, can actually grow much larger. They can also be found in rivers like the Amazon and is an aid to the fishing industry. Unlike the piranha, pacu mostly only eat seeds and nuts, though can still create nasty injuries to other animals if need be.


8. Slow Loris

The slow loris is a nocturnal creature found in Southeast Asia. While very adorable, the loris's teeth are actually quite venomous. The toxin on their teeth can also be applied to fur through grooming to protect its babies from predators. Often times these creatures forage and spend time alone, although can on occasion be seen with other slow lorises. Apart from their toxic teeth, the slow lorises have another defense mechanism, in which they move nearly completely silently in order to prevent discovery.


9. Angora Rabbit

These cute, fluffy rabbits are among the hairiest breeds of rabbit of both wild and domestic types. These rabbits originated in Turkey although managed to spread throughout Europe and was even brought to the United States in the 20th century. These rabbits are often bred for their soft wool which can be made into clothing, and often get rid of their own coats every 3-4 months.


10. Axolotl

The axolotl or "Mexican salamander" (who looks like a Pokémon , if you ask me) is often spotted in lakes in various places around Mexico. These little salamanders are amphibious although often spend their adult lives strictly in the water. However, the population of these cute creatures is dwindling due to non-native predators and the continued urbanization of Mexico. The axolotl eats small worms, insects, and fish in order to survive.


11. Liger

The liger, however made up it sounds, is a real (and cute) animal created by a lion and a tiger mating. Ligers only seem to exist in captivity or zoos because the lion and tiger don't share the same habitat in the wild. Unfortunately, these animals don't live very long or are sterile despite being bigger than both the lion and the tiger. While these animals are cool and unique, they are not strictly natural or sustainable.


12. Bearded Vulture

I don't know about you all, but this vulture reminds me of a phoenix which was initially why I looked into the creature. These vultures inhabit a range of places from southern Europe to the Indian subcontinent, to Tibet. This vulture, like other vultures, typically eats dead animals, although it has been documented that the bearded vulture will attack live prey more often than other vultures.


13. Goblin Shark


This unusual shark is also known as a "living fossil" because they are the last representative of sharks that lived about 125 million years ago. It is a deep sea shark that can grow between 10-13 feet if not longer. The goblin shark has been caught accidentally in every major ocean. The goblin shark is not a fast swimmer and relies on ambushing its prey.


14. Red Panda

This cute, small panda lives in the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. The red panda is rather small, only about the same size as most domestic cats. Its eating habits range from bamboo, to eggs, to insects, and several other small mammals. The red panda is primarily sedentary during the day and at night or in the morning does whatever hunting it needs to do.


15. Blobfish

This blobfish is, in a way, so ugly that it is cute (although reminds me of a certain Pokémon ) This fish lives in the deep waters of Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. The blobfish has a density only sightly above that of water. The fish primarily hunts by just floating along and letting creatures wander into its mouth, rather than expending any energy.


16. Leaf Deer

The leaf deer is usually found in dense forests in the northwest region of Putao. The adult leaf deer only stands at about 20 inches high and the males and females are nearly identical except for an inch long horn on the males. It is called a leaf deer because hunters could wrap the deer in a single large leaf.


17. Tiger

While tigers are a more common animal than many others on this list, it is still one of the coolest animals in the world. Tigers are the largest of all cats and once ranged from Russia, to Turkey, to parts of Asia — almost all over the world. These animals are fierce, powerful creatures, although they are on the endangered species list.


18. Narwhals

Narwhals are a species of whale that live in the waters around Greenland, Canada, and Russia. The narwhal's diet changes depending on the time of year: in the spring the narwhal will eat cod, while in the winter the narwhal will eat flatfish. Narwhals can live up to 50 years and most frequently die of suffocation from being trapped under the ice.


19. Cheetah

Cheetahs, while more commonly heard of then some of the other animals on this list, are still incredibly cool. They often inhabit many parts of Africa and Iran. These amazing cats can reach up to 60 miles per hour in three seconds and use their tails to make quick and sudden turns. These amazing cats also have semi-retractable claws which helps with speed. The cheetah, however, doesn't have much besides speed to defend itself.


And finally....


20. Superb Bird of Paradise

This GIF demonstrates the mating dance used by male superb birds of paradise. Typically females reject about 20 mates before selecting one they want to mate with. They are often found in New Guinea although it is unsure just how many of these birds there are. As far as scientists know, the population has remained stable.

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6 Reasons Adopting A Cat Can Make Your Life Happier, And Cuter

A little back story about my cats and the big reasons as to why you should get one.

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Since I was born, I have always had a cat in my life. So, when I left home for the first time and I did not have a furry animal to cuddle with all of the time, it left me feeling like a part of me was missing. One day, one of my close friends, Carolina, surprised me with a baby girl kitten since she knew how much I really wanted one. Unfortunately, I lived in a smaller dorm, so I had to give the kitten away. Eventually, when I moved into a different housing arrangement, I got another kitten. This one was from another friend, Elissa, who was looking for a home for a baby boy kitten. I named this kitten Simba. He was PERFECT. Simba has had quite the life up until now, but I will save that for another time. Let's dive into the main reasons why I believe you could use a cat in your life!

1. They are great cuddle buddies.

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Not all cats are the same with cuddling. Some cats like to come to you, some cats like it when you come to them, and some cats are in between. My cat back home, Carly, does not like to be picked up at all. She also has to be the one to come to you to cuddle. However, my cat at school, Simba, tolerates being held. He loves attention and cuddles. He even lets me move him to cuddle with him. If it has been a long time since I have seen him, he is extra cuddly. All in all, whether the cuddles last a long time or they are short-lived, kitty cuddles are so special and fulfilling.

2. They make your mood better.

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I do not know the science behind it, but for some reason, cats make me happy! I know that it is not just me because cats can be used as emotional support animals. I know that when I see a cat, pet one, sleep with one, etc. my mood gets instantly better. I become calm and content.

3. They are cute.

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Have you ever seen a cat in person? They are so beyond cute that I just want to squeeze them! Just look up cute cat videos and you will see what I am talking about!

4. They listen to you.

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Do you ever just want to vent to someone without hearing any advice? Well, cats are PURRfect for that. When you are angry, you can vent to them and they will always agree. When you are sad, they can sense it and will usually give you extra cuddles.

5. They are independent.

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Cats are not like dogs who need constant attention. Cats do have their moments when they are trying to get your attention, but for the most part, they are pretty independent. Cats are easier to have in college since you can leave them alone more. All you really need to do is feed them, give them water, play with them a little, and give them some love.

6. They are a great source of entertainment.

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My roommate, Taylor Hansen, helped me with this one. You will never have to look up cute/funny cat videos again. Why?! Because you have your own cute and funny creature who will do dumb stuff every day to make you laugh. The fact that you cannot communicate with them makes this even funnier because you have no idea why they are doing what they are doing. So, if you are ever bored, all you have to do is hang out with your cat and you will be laughing your butt off! My roommate, Nikita Terho, took the above picture of my cat Simba featuring Taylor in the background and my hand. We have no idea what he was doing, which is why it was so cute, funny, and weird!

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