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Unlocking the Mysteries of Feline Charm: Why Cats Steal Hearts and Defy Stereotypes

Ragdoll cat

For ages, people have used the excuse that cats are aloof and independent as a reason for not wanting to own one. However, if cats have one lesson to teach us, it's "Don't judge a feline based on its furry cover." Cats have unique personalities, and if allowed to share their life with an attentive owner, they will steal your heart and win your undivided adoration.

One common saying is dogs will come when called, and cats will take a message and maybe get back to you. This saying has some truth, but only because these pets are wired differently. Dogs are pack-based and want to please their owners. Cats will wait to see how they are treated and if opening their affection to people is worth the risk. There are exceptions to this, and there are cats who are openly affectionate with total strangers. Cats often will single out the one "non-cat" person in the room and then go to work with their charms to convert them to Team Feline.

With their air of mystery, cats are goofy, elegant, loving, mischievous, sly, sometimes cunning, devious, and pawsitively purrfect.

For the lucky owners who share their homes and hearts with a feline, they will have endless stories to entertain family and friends about the exploits of their clever and cunning pets. Cats are intelligent and emotional animals who can figure out how to get whatever they want. Whether it be a warm lap to cuddle on or the coveted treats in the cupboard, once a mischievous kitty puts its mind to something, it works to achieve its goals relentlessly. Many an owner has been blissfully unaware of the cat stalking them from across the room, only to be surprised by a curious and affectionate kitty who has decided that it's time for a cuddle. Many cats will come running when their people come home after being out, and they will twine around their legs with their tails erect, expressing their confidence and happiness.

White and black cat sitting in grass

Cats also have almost endless types of vocalization that owners will learn to decipher. They have a loud, demanding meow, soft trills, excited chatters, and a comforting and soothing purr. They will also make it known when they are unhappy or upset with different types of howls or meows, along with a hiss, if the kitty is irritated or hurt. Cats are also in tune with how their owners are feeling. If their people are sad or not feeling well, their cat is often right by their side if not in their lap. They use their soft paws to offer consolation with pats or kneading when feeling warm, safe, and cozy.

Cats can form tremendous bonds with their owners and have been known to travel hundreds of miles to return to the family they have lost. They can warn their people when something is amiss, and cats have awakened their families when there has been a fire –sometimes at the cost of their own lives.

While it's true that some cats seem to be more independent than other pets, the love that cats can provide can't be measured. Ancient Egyptians used to worship the cat and often had them entombed with a pharaoh when they died. While we don't technically worship animals in our culture, the money and love we devote to our pets point to the fact that these felines are priceless for millions of cat-owned households. So, while cats may have an air of mystery, they are goofy, elegant, loving, mischievous, sly, sometimes cunning, devious, and pawsitively purrfect in countless ways!

We at Oh, Fur Pet's Sake will treat your kitties like royalty and love them as much as you do!!


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