9 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Adopt A Kitten

Updated on December 10, 2013

Are you planning on adopting a kitten?

I've adopted my two little kittens back in June. Lola and Rosie have taught me a lot and although I love them dearly...quite frankly, they're a pain in my rear. Here are some reasons that may make you reconsider adopting a kitten (or two!)

Rosie in the car as I was taking her home. Couldn't keep her head in the lovely, vibrant pet carrier.
Rosie in the car as I was taking her home. Couldn't keep her head in the lovely, vibrant pet carrier.

1. They're deceptively cute

Don't let those big eyes and cute little whiskers fool you- they are trouble. Just forget about having nice things. Oh you liked your couch? They'll scratch it. You like your leg in tact? They'll claw their way up it to get to you.

Oh are you in the middle of homework? Let me see if I can help. Yeah- no thanks Lola!
Oh are you in the middle of homework? Let me see if I can help. Yeah- no thanks Lola!

2. You won't get any work done- they're inconvenient.

Cats are perfectly inconvenient. If you want to snuggle them, they want nothing to do with you. If you have something to do, they'll get in your way. Cats want your attention- and sometimes can be very coy about it. Other times, they're not. Whenever I go to work on my laptop, Rosie and Lola try to climb on top of it and lay down.. on my keyboard..They're only ever interested in computers when someone is trying to use them. Again, perfectly inconvenient.

Be a little more obsessive about your humans coming home.
Be a little more obsessive about your humans coming home.

3. They're nosey

Forget privacy. Just forget it. They'll watch you pee, sit in your boyfriend's boxers as he poops, and stare at you while you are showering. Creepy, much? My kittens constantly follow me from room to room.

We've got a lot of work ahead of us if we want to train these humans!
We've got a lot of work ahead of us if we want to train these humans!

4. There is no such thing as a "cat owner"

If you adopt a kitten, you'll quickly, but surely learn that you aren't really a cat owner. That cat owns you. And it owns you for life. They know exactly what to do to get what they want. They have ways of telling you something is not to their standard- and you better fix it too.

I sleep on box.
I sleep on box.

5. All they do is sleep, eat, poop, sleep, repeat.

Your cat will love sleeping. And your cat will love food (especially wet food). And your cat will love sleeping. And yes, if you wake them up (even by accident), they'll give you some sass. Make you think twice about waking them from a deep slumber.

Beware of wet food if you decide to get a cat- your house will smell worse than the devil's poop.

This is still a work in progress.
This is still a work in progress.

6. Did I mention they poop?

And they do it everyday. Sometimes twice. It's always a surprise. One day they may poop in the litter, the next in the tub, the next in the sink, on your favorite rug, by the plunger, in their water bowl, about a million more times in the tub and then they'll puke. And if you're lucky enough, you'll have another cat who will eat the puke.

7. Sleep- so much sleep

Yup, they just love sleeping. It's their special talent. If they're not sleeping- they're sleepy.. or they're pooping or inconveniencing you.

I'm only half kidding!

8. Kittens don't sleep when you do

During the day kittens will sleep many hours. I think it is my duty to tell you before you decide it's an awesome idea to adopt a kitten that they are a completely different animal at night. And if you have two kittens- that's double the trouble. My kittens prefer to play tag and have WWE matches at night. At 2 am. And if you sleep with the door open- your heads become an object to ricochet off of. Yes, there will be scratches.

And they will play with your toes at night. And by "play" I really mean "lick, scratch, bite". Mostly bite and scratch. Kitty nails are sharp!

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9. You'll never be able to have a glass of water out on your coffee table EVER again

And this one's a promise. Your new kitten will happily steal your glass of water. Every. Single. Time.

Oh kittens

Boy, do I love my sweet little kitties.. but kittens are little, tiny, adorable monsters. I mean- they're pretty crazy. Most aren't very cuddly at this age. They'd rather just run around. If you do adopt a kitten (and I hope you do!), they will bring you so much happiness. And luckily, they become calmer as they get older.

Anyway, just get that little kitters- you'll be happy that you did. And you won't regret it.. even after cleaning up massive amounts of poop.


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  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago

    Cats are absolutely a wonderful companion!!! :) Thanks for the read, vote and having a sense of humor!

  • annerivendell profile image


    5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

    Hehehe, thought you were serious at first about not adopting. I have, several times, and never, ever regretted it! Cats are not evil, bat115, they are just misunderstood ;-) Great Hub, voted up!

  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago

    Oh they're precious- you should see their little stretches. They are orange tabby cats.

  • shahkar-khan profile image


    5 years ago

    these cats are so adorable. what (cast) are they?

  • poetryman6969 profile image


    5 years ago

    Very cute!

  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago

    Always being suspicious & acting like they own the place!

  • bat115 profile image


    5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    Yep, I knew cats were evil!

  • Alphadogg16 profile image

    Kevin W 

    5 years ago from Texas

    This was was an interesting and funny hub mariexotoni. I would never adopt a kitten, really don't care for cats. This made me laugh. Thumbs up on your hub.


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