10 Logical Reasons Why Cats Are Cute (With Pictures)
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!"
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!
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.
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.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.