10 Logical Reasons Why Cats Are Cute (With Pictures)

Updated on January 27, 2017
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Why Are Cats Cute?

Cats have a unique kind of cuteness. They show affection through their large green eyes, they depict playfulness by chasing laser lights and toy spiders, and they become a part of your home (read: furniture) by lying on their backs with their legs perched up in the air. Below are 10 reasons why cats make for the cutest pets.

1. They Are Independent and Spiritually Detached

Why is independence always confused with arrogance and coldness? Cats are great pets to have because they are not a liability in terms of care-taking. They poop where they are supposed to, sleep when they are bored (read: always), and eat when they feel like it. They don't come up to you with hungry eyes and paw you, forcing you to get up and feed them.

2. They Love Their Siestas

You can't play with cats anytime you want to. They have a certain mood and time cycle you must adhere to. Would you like it if someone stormed into your office and coerced you into playing Scrabble with them? Definitely not! Then how dare you disturb the feline creature from its slumber?

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3. They Express Their Displeasure Gracefully

Are the cat food nuggets sour? Is the scratching post not rough enough? Is the bed too fluffy? Your cat will give you its instant opinions about the amenities that you have supplied. If the stuff is not good enough, you will be met with raging fury and intense annoyance (accompanied by a titled head and a long, loud meow). Aww. Cuteness.

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4. They Can Be Easily Kept Busy for Hours

Apart from balls of wool (which they can get tangled in and never come out of), an iPad can also easily keep them busy for hours. Believe it or not, there are YouTube videos of cats doodling away with their paws on iPad screens and being highly amused with the colors. If you don't want to sacrifice an iPad for you feline, a simple moth in the room should suffice! However, don't take it for granted that a cat will simply be amused by anything and everything. The games will only begin if, and only if, Her Feline Highness feels like being amused. Are we still wondering why they're adorable?

5. They Use Different Tones of 'Meows' to Manipulate You

Whether cats want you to buzz off, entertain them, give them food, or show them TV, they have a specific way of meowing for each activity. A slow, lulled meow signals that they want you to pet them under their necks. A short purr lets you know that they are impressed. A loud, continuous meow is their way of asking you to "get the hell out of here!" It is difficult to think of anything cuter than this. In fact, there should be a research lab out there somewhere trying to decipher different meows and make it a mainstream language.

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6. They Love Being Carried Like a Human Baby

Do you find babies cute? If you do, you will find cats uber adorable too. Contrary to general assumption, cats love being carried, especially when you cradle them like babies. With their legs perched up in the air, they loved being lulled and hummed to sleep. And mind you, if they notice you're wearing amusing danglers or a neckpiece that catches their fancy, they have the official right to fling it apart.

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7. Cats Own You and Not Vice Versa

Cats are super cute because they will eventually pick the spot that they love in the house. And you thought that you'd allot only a corner of the house to them? Sorry, not happening! Also, if you've seen your cat rubbing against your legs in front of other people, don't mistake it as a sign of affection. Veterinary experts have suggested that it's the cat's way of indicating to other human beings and livings organisms that they own you!

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8. They Think They're Cleaner Than You

Have you noticed that every time you pet and play with your cat, he/she will sit in a corner a few minutes later and get into a self-grooming session? They may even spend an entire hour licking every single square inch of their body. How cute is that? No shampoo expenses and no trips to the vet! It's almost like they're trying to tell you, "Get your dirty hands off me!"

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9. They Are Extremely Curious

"Curiosity killed the cat" comes from a context. Cat owners will agree to this. When you come back from the grocery store and put all your shopping bags on the kitchen counter, the first person to check it out will be your kitty. She/he will hop on the counter, open the bag wide with their paw, and sniff until they are satisfied. Once you empty all the cartons, they'll even crawl into one and sit in it for some time!

If this picture does not melt your heart, there are few things in the world that will.
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10. They Have a Cute yet Difficult Personality

"Cute yet difficult" is a confusing tag to describe a personality, but here goes. Cats won't salivate after just about anything that's offered to them. They have strong likes and dislikes, fetishes, pet peeves, and most importantly, their favourite people. For instance, if they lightly bite you, it's their way of acknowledging that you exist.

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Other Miscellaneous Reasons Why They Are Cute:

  • They will paw the fish inside the fish bowl.
  • They will keep going in circles chasing their own tails.
  • They will curl up nowhere else but at you feet.
  • If you take your cat to a new house, he/she will smell and physically check out every nook and corner of the house.
  • Cats like the feeling of warmth underneath them, which is why we always seem to find them stationed atop a computer monitor.
  • Since cats are fascinated by motion, they'll try to paw your fast-moving fingers zipping across the keyboard.
  • They will sit on your best couch and furnishing as if they own it, and because they look so cute sitting there rightfully, you wouldn't have the heart to shoo them off.

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        Joe Potter 

        2 weeks ago

        My cat is really cute :) this made them look EVEN MORE cute :)

        love the article :) bye! :)

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        Name 

        2 months ago

        Loved it! My own cat happens to be laying down right beside me as in writing this.

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        Linda Lum 

        5 months ago from Washington State, USA

        I adored this hub, and love kitties. Given half a chance I'd be one of those crazy cat ladies. You are entitled to keep #6 in your article--obviously you have a kitty who loves being carried. I'm sure you know, however, that some do not. I have had one of each. Sweet hub. Thanks for writing it.

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        Ada 

        5 months ago

        "They Love Being Carried Like a Human Baby" Ummm... no they don't. Every time I lift my cats they want to climb on my shoulders so they can observe their surroundings better. Cats don't usually like when people carry them like babies, they feel helpless and they are looking a way to get out of the situation... come on, it's cat owner's 101. Ok article otherwise, but number 6 was a total bs.

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        Lex Lewis 

        4 years ago

        Cats are truly the most loveable animals. My Kitty Nikki passed away a couple of months ago at age 15. I adopted her from a shelter when she was about 1 and 1/2. The first things she did when we got home and I opened her carrier was to climb into my lap and rub her face on my chin, and for the rest of her life she was the sweetest little girl in the world. When people would say that cats are "aloof" I would always know that they simply don't know cats. Cats don't grovel like dogs, but they are as loving as anyone can be. Thanks for a great blog.

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        harmony155 

        5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

        I love kitties! I think I must have been a cat in my previous life ( I love to sleep and cuddle too!)

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        wallflowereyes 

        5 years ago from New York

        I love this! So freaking adorable!

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        Oskar 

        5 years ago

        Cats are cute my dad has a cat that is the best! It's a norwegian forest cat so she's a bit different from other cats but still the cutest love her so much! :D

      • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

        princesswithapen 

        6 years ago

        Liz

        Cats definitely have their way when it comes to grabbing attention. You are right, dogs are clingy and crave for 'togetherness' as you've pointed out, which can be a warm feeling too!

        Princesswithapen

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        Liz Green Berry 

        6 years ago from TX

        It's the slight air of unattainability that does it. No one wants to date the eager girl who is always throwing herself at everyone (dogs). They want the cute girl they think they can't have. My cats make me earn their attention. I tried to have a dog once for a week and it was like having a clingy, whiny baby. No matter what/who the pet - you have to be able to WALK AWAY.

        Even in a human relationship, you are always more wellrounded, healthy individuals when you have your own lives/interests & don't always have to do everything TOGETHER all the time.

      • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

        princesswithapen 

        6 years ago

        Doug

        Haha you are funny! I am glad this hub got your cat's approval. Carrying a cat can result in scratches, yes.

        "..They do like to help me type, though.." - Surely this line of yours is going to bring smiles on the faces of each and every reader. You sure seem to have a way with words.

        Thanks for stopping by and the awesome comment.

        Princesswithapen

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        DougBerry 

        6 years ago from Abilene, TX

        One of my cats looked at the screen and said MREEOOW. Since she isn't one of the talkers, I assume that this means she approves.

        And no, if you try to carry part of our cats like babies, they start wriggling and want down. Especially our Himalayans and Persians. They do not like to be held.

        They do like to help me type, though.

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        princesswithapen 

        6 years ago

        Bard of Ely

        It's great to see another fellow cat lover on this hub. Thanks heaps for your vote!

        Princesswithapen

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        Steve Andrews 

        6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

        I love cats and have voted up!

      • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

        princesswithapen 

        6 years ago

        Hi phdast7

        Yes, their eccentricity and nonchalant behavior make cats uber cute! Cats and dogs are both adorable animals and make great pets. For many, cats get the edge over dogs especially when it comes to the word 'cute'.

        You should definitely do a hub about your 4 cats! I'm glad you liked this hub. Thanks!

        Princesswithapen

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        Theresa Ast 

        6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

        Cats, cats, cats. It always surprises me to meet a dog person who doesn't like cats! I like both, but I prefer cats. I have four and they are all different and you described their eccentric traits and personalities so well. Fun Hub.

      • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

        princesswithapen 

        6 years ago

        Phil

        Haha! Surely there are others in your home that find him cute!

        Have you put up pictures of your cat here on HubPages?

        Princesswithapen

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        Phil Plasma 

        6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

        We have a blue point male Siamese and we are quite pleased with him. I don't think of him as cute as much as I think of him as friendly and other times as annoying when he is walking underfoot.

      • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

        princesswithapen 

        6 years ago

        Hi Hillbilly Zen

        I too hope this hub converts many! Cats should be the definition of the word 'cute', don't you think?

        Thanks for your warm comment!

        Princesswithapen

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        princesswithapen 

        6 years ago

        Cardelean

        Great to know! I'm definitely going to check out those pictures.

        Princesswithapen

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        Hillbilly Zen 

        6 years ago from Kentucky

        I can't understand why some people don't care for cats - maybe your Hub will "convert" a few! Voted up and beautiful because there's not a "cute" button ;)

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        cardelean 

        6 years ago from Michigan

        Thanks Princess, he already is bringing great joy to us! I tried to post pics here but there isn't a link to be able to so I posted them in the Sandpit under Last one to post. Check them out if you get a chance!

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        princesswithapen 

        6 years ago

        Hi daisyjae

        As a fellow cat lover, I have to say Thank You for appreciating this hub.

        Riviera Rose

        You are a lucky woman! I bet many hubbers are envious of you right now.

        Flora

        As soon as you mentioned Amy I checked your page to see if you have written any more hubs about Amy. The last one I remember reading was titled "queen of the household". I see you've got a couple more which I am going to hop on to as soon as I'm done replying to your comment!

        Hi Arusho

        Funny you mention that because Flora's cat when she was young did not liked to be picked up either. I guess it is one of those typical cat personality traits - either they love it or they hate it.

        Hi cardelean

        You made the right decision in getting a kitten because the kitten is going to be the joy of your own and your family's life in the coming years. We'd all love to see pictures of Charlie Raisin!

        randomcreative

        Thanks heaps for appreciating this hub! There were so many more cute cat pictures but I finally managed to narrow down on a select few. As you can imagine, I spent more time looking for pictures than I took to write this hub. Haha, don't regret it one bit.

        Hi steph

        Glad to see another fellow cat lover on this hub. Their indifference is annoyingly adorable! Thanks for stopping by on this one.

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        Stephanie Hicks 

        6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

        Totally cute cat photographs! I'm a cat lover, so I guess an easy reader/commentator. I think you are right that what makes them so endearing is their feigned indifference. :)

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        Rose Clearfield 

        6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

        Such a great hub! Any cat lover will appreciate this. Thanks for including so many beautiful photos.

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        cardelean 

        6 years ago from Michigan

        Great pictures. We JUST got a kitten about a week ago for many of the reasons you mentioned. It is black and white and my kids are having a blast with him. They named him Charlie Raisin. Thanks for sharing such a cute hub.

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        arusho 

        6 years ago from University Place, Wa.

        cute cats! my cat doesn't like to be picked up though..

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        FloraBreenRobison 

        6 years ago

        I love that you "warn" us about the cute cat pictures. Some cats don't mind being picked up while others can't stand it. We had a cat for 16 years when I was growing up who hated being picked up unless she was sick. It was always a bad sign when she didn't struggle. I love this pictures. Amy does indeed have a variety of meows.

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        Riviera Rose 

        6 years ago from South of France

        Lovely hub about my favourite animals, one of which just happens to be snoozing in my lap as I write... :)

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        daisyjae 

        6 years ago from Canada

        I love cats! This is the cutest hub i have ever seen.

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