I haven’t been able to really understand what compel people to own a cat. Judging from what I’ve seen from my cat owner friends, it seems like a full-time job with a lot of frustrations thrown in. I’ve heard them complain time and time again, but I haven’t ever seen any of them give up on their feline friends.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all the time I’ve been around cats and their owners it would be this: Cats can be a constant source of comic relief. Yes, they’ll stretch your patience well beyond its limits. Yes, they’ll make you want to give them up for adoption at some point. And yes, they’re capable of all the exasperating things imaginable. But despite all these, they’ll still have you wrapped around their paws. Because cats.

They take curiosity to new heights

Despite what the famous adage says, I still haven’t seen a cat die of curiosity. And heaven forbid that I would. Cats are just inherently curious. Have you ever experienced being followed around by a cat with its wide eyes filled with curiosity? They’ve elevated nosiness into an art form. Some of them even have this curious habit of stalking their owners in the toilet and sit there staring while their humans do their thing.

They’re funny when scared

Given the way they usually act, you’d think that cats are too heartless to even feel fear. But it looks like they can be real scaredy-cats as well, like some of us humans. This cat watching Monsters, Inc. will probably have some nightmares after this.

Cats are the boss

Cats do whatever they want. And there’s nothing their humans can do about it. Forget about owning everything in your home. Once you have a cat, it basically owns everything and the inventory starts with you. So what the cat says is the law. If it says you can’t sit on the chair, you can’t. The sooner you accept that, the smoother life will be.

Playful when they feel like it

When a cat plays, you better play with it. The rest of the time it will just ignore you. They’re also good at lending you a paw, if they think you need help. So having them around is really a sweet deal.

They hang out with the coolest friends


Cats are not always the aloof, cold-hearted, and mean pets they’re sometimes portrayed to be. They can actually be the best of friends to other furry members of the family. They can also hang out with the coolest friends. Like this little guy here.