10 Signs Your Cat Is Your Best Friend

Updated on August 1, 2019

1. You are constantly taking pictures with/of your cat.

It's one thing to take a few photos of your cat, but if you find yourself scrolling through your camera roll with dozens of pictures of them (or using Snapchat filters to make their face look funny), this probably means you really adore them. But who wouldn't? The positions they sleep in are hilarious whether they are all stretched out with their paws in the air or nestled on top of your coat.

2. You can't stay mad at them no matter how hard you try.

It's hard to stay mad at your best friend, let alone a cute furball with whiskers. At the end of the day, you forgive and forget. No matter what my cats do, there is no possible way I can stay mad at them. I will find them knocking things off the counter with their paw, trying to eat butter on the table, or even scratching me after trying to pet them (never go for the belly first). I have gotten multiple injuries from them and probably even a permanent scar or two, but I never yell at them or freak out. After all, they probably didn't mean to, right?

3. You vent to them about your problems.

Sometimes the perfect person to vent to is not even a person at all but rather a small, furry animal that spends half the day snoozing. Think about it. Cats listen to you (or so you think they do), they don't judge/disagree with you (mainly because they don't know what you're talking about), and they make you feel better by just looking at them (they're so cute and warm). They also don't care which saves one of your friends from suffering through all your rambling.

4. You love hanging out with them.

After a long day of school or work, the only thing you want to do is relax at home, sit on the couch, and watch some Netflix. Preferably, with a cat purring atop your chest. They will probably sleep most of the time, but I swear my cat watches once in a while. Another thing you might enjoy is watching them play with their favorite toy or using a laser pointer to make things interesting.

5. If something is wrong, you can tell right away.

When something is off with your best friend, often times you can tell instantly. If you are like that with cats, you can probably notice things like abnormal behavior or a sign of an illness/infection. This is a really wonderful skill to have, because it could in fact save your cat's life one day.

6. They cheer you up.

A best friend is always there to cheer you up no matter what. Maybe your cat decides to come and curl up on your lap or rubs up against you. These are signs that your cat loves you and how could you not feel better after knowing your cat cares about you and loves you unconditionally?

7. You get sad when you're away from them for too long.

Whenever I leave for a trip, even if it's just a few days, I always end up missing my cats. Are they okay? Do they have enough food and water? Are they confused about why I'm not there? Those are some of the thoughts that cross my mind while I'm away and may cross yours too.

8. You can't stand the thought of losing them.

One upsetting thing about having your cat as your best friend is that one day they won't be there anymore. You'll come home one day and long for their presence, but unfortunately that wish will never be fulfilled. You could adopt another cat from the animal shelter, but will any of them fill the gap? If you don't have much of an emotional bond with your cat, chances are you two probably aren't best friends. But if you do, thinking about this topic might make a tear slowly run down your cheek. You might even go give your cat a big hug.

9. You respect them.

Sometimes people will do the most idiotic things to cats such as pulling on their tail or holding them upside down which somehow translates as "fun". Little do they know that they are torturing the poor creature. How would you feel if someone was yanking on your tail (you know, if you had one) or holding you upside down while all the blood rushes to your head?

You'd probably get pretty angry. Your cat will definitely not want to be your friend if you do any of those things. But you're sure to get bit and hissed at! If your cat is your best friend, you definitely respect them. After all, you don't want your cat to hate you!

10. You talk to your cat like you would a person.

They may not be the best conversationalists themselves, but they know you are. If you find yourself asking your cat random questions or commenting to them about something like the weather, this could be a sign your cat is your best friend!

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        3 weeks ago

        My cat(kitten) meows very loudly, kneads, headbutts, love bites, kisses, sleeps with me here and there, has his tail held high up with the top slightly moving and also when he's in my room he can never or takes forever to lay down but I'm sad because he's a foster kitten and we have 7 others 5 cats of our own I own 1 but 1 is really old and I'm going to try and convince my mom to let me keep him his name is poptart!!!

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        4 months ago

        Cat holds clothing in mouth and takes my slipper and hides it. Cat is actually buting my clothes while im wearing them, and meows veryvloadly when i move hime,away.

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        8 months ago

        I have a very very close bond with one of my cats. She was a mum i rescued from under a friends house who had, had a litter of kittens. Once the kittens got old enough they got adopted out but despite trying for months no one wanted the mum. At this stage she was just the 'other cat who lived in the spare room' Then i actually got assaulted on my way home from work and was out of action for a couple of weeks. Spending a lot of time at home and in bed. That night she busted out of the room she was in and came to join me in bed. And i wasnt about to tell her to go away. So after all those days together her and i developed the beginnings of a very strong bond. Few years later now and she never leaves my side, is always waiting for me when i gets home. And i genuinely cant wait to get home from work to be with her and she is always there for me if im pissed off or upset or something. And lastly, because of her i make a point to drive safer and look after myself better. Mainly because whenever i have been away for a day or so she just claws at my bedroom door and stresses out so i dont want her to be without me.

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        13 months ago

        I do all these things and yes I know when my fur baby is not feeling well.... I just have a sense for these things... She is my fur baby and I love her a lot...

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        15 months ago

        I just love cats so much! I would not dare to sell them! not even a snake! and yes,they are just little bundles of joy. I even have 1 cat for myself,and 1 for my parents! i am acutally a kid.

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        sasuke uchiha 

        2 years ago

        man cats are just little bundles of joy. i hate it when people just abandon them out in the streets,but all these things are true and thanks.!!!!!!!!!!! %100 thanks and %100 true.

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        Dora Weithers 

        3 years ago from The Caribbean

        Cats bring all these feelings out of the owners who love them. They really can become best friends and your signs are right on! Good read!


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