They (we are guessing, it's mostly dog owners!) say cats are selfish and not worth having as pets! We say, they are absolutely wrong. Of course, cats like staying by themselves and may not always be willing to play with you. That's what makes them so adorable – they have their own mind and won't do things just because you want or expect them to do it. They are independent and totally understand that you have a job to do!
Dogs are equally awesome pets too. However, cats are for those who may not be willing to take out pets for walks or spend most of their time with them, but still want a cuddly friend by their side. In that case, cats are your low-maintenance friends who will be standing by the door to welcome you every time you step inside your house. Need more reasons to get a feline friend? Well, we have plenty of them.
Cats boost your health
Nope, the cats didn’t threaten us to write this! The University of Minnesota conducted a study, which proved that cat owners had less anxiety and reduced stress. The magical ‘purr' of a cat is among the most calming and stress-relieving sounds ever. Hearing your cat purr can calm you down. Purring has healing effects and can reduce your blood pressure as well. Petting a cat also boosts the production of oxytocin in the body, which is also the love hormone. The presence of a loving cat in your life can also reduce your chances of being depressed. Cat owners are also said to be smarter than dog owners, as per a survey by the Carroll University, Wisconsin!
You don't need to invest a lot of time in them
You don't have to bathe your cat regularly. You don't have to be by your cat's side 24*7, not do you need to take it around the neighborhood. You can toilet-train your cat, even if you don't they are pretty much potty-trained by default, so you won't have to worry about that as well. Cats are independent, so as long as you give them food and pet them enough, they will be fine with it.
No matter how crazy your personal or professional life is, you will always have someone who will love you unconditionally, without judging you – your cat. So you will always have someone by your side in the ups and downs of your life.