Those who know me know that I am a cat lover, but I wonder if they know that is a bit uncommon in here. Many times, when I say I have cats, people will say they hate them and use many unreasonable arguments against cats. I don't know what's the point on questioning a person's choice for their pets. Anyway, there's a lot of injustice on the way people see cats, and today I decided to talk about that.
Top 6 nonsense I've heard about cats
And why they're not true
|Holly and Luka are brothers, and they're 6 years old|
1. They're "The Devil in Disguise"
Yes, I've heard people using religion as an excuse for their hate for cats. I do respect everyone's beliefs, but honestly I'd never heard of a religion according to which cats are ruled by evil forces or something. In my personal view, I don't see how God would create an animal just to be evil - I don't see the point of that.
|Okay, here Luka looks like a little devil...|
2. Cats are stupid, because you can't train them
First of all, you can train cats. Here's a video of my cats doing some tricks on my sister's command (if you can't access it, please let me know). But that's not the point. If I ask you to sit down, or to roll in the ground, or to give me your hand or to pretend you're dead: would you do that? Just because I told you so? No offenses, but I don't think you can say the more animals (or people) obey, the smartest they are...
3. Cats don't love you, they only care about the house/food
This obviously comes from someone who never had a cat. There's no logical way I can explain you how much love a cat will give you, asking nothing in return. Really, you can feel they love you. If they don't, well, they possibly have a reason. Now, I hear many people saying that as a comparison to dogs. Well, let me tell you something: if you don't feed your dog, he'll be just as upset as my cat would be, and that doesn't mean he doesn't like you.
|Holly and Luka sleeping with my father|
4. Cats are bad because they eat birds
Lions eat zebras, which are really cool animals. Do you think lions are bad? I just think that's their nature. Cats eat birds, that is normal to me. Now, humans put birds on cages just to hear them sing! Don't get me wrong, I had birds myself. But I really don't think that's more natural than the cat's hunting instinct.
5. Cats aren't fun, they don't play along
Have you ever visited youtube?
6. I don't like cats because they're too independent
Well, now we've got to the point. I believe that's the reason people really dislike cats. They don't depend on you. They are not your pets, they're your friends and, as any other friends, some days they're chatty and smiley and some days they just want to be alone. And if they don't want to live with you, they'll just walk away. I think that's pretty about a human-cat relationship. They choose to stay with us.
Now, I must let you know that I'm not only a cat lover - I'm the owner of two beautiful dogs, and I love them to pieces. Being a cat person doesn't make me a dog hater, a crazy old woman or something like that. Yet, I hear stupid stuff from people all the time.
Do you like cats too? Have you heard people being irrational about them?