Hello and Welcome Everyone, for those who don’t me yet my name, is Crystal and I have this beautiful Tuxedo cat named Daisy Mae. For those who don’t me, I have written a couple of articles for MissPetPaws already. They are: How Daisy Mae Found My Family and How to get rid of Fleas and Ticks. I have two blogs and they are: CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE: NOT JUST A PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)
A huge thanks to MissPetPaws for letting me write this article and share my experiences with you all.
As I said previously, I’m talking about a cat’s behavior. If you ever owned multiple cats or a cat and a dog it’s actually funny to watch the cat’s behavior. But what can you learn from these marvelous critters? I know for a fact there are people out there who think animals are stupid. Actually, if you can believe it I know for a fact there are some animals smarter than humans but then we will not get into that.
I had pets all my life since I was a baby. No kidding. Anyhow, I started my life with a pet dog. She was beautiful. After many years of owning a dog, seeing them die or having to put them sleep the family decided unanimously to continue having pets but switch to cats because they were well easier to take care of. It was like cats knew we switched because somehow they always searched our house out. However, there were a couple of times that didn’t happen. One time we went out and got a kitten and she died in a week due to flea dipping her to early. You read more about that in my post about fleas and ticks and the other time I got a Senior cat from a friend.
The Pros Of Having A Cat
If you ever have wondered why should I get a cat over a dog? Good Question. Below is just a few of the reasons why you should get a cat.
- Cats relieve stress.
- Cats can help those who are in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
- Cats are easy to take care of.
- Cat’s are loving.
- Cats are funny.
The Cons Of Owning A Cat
- You have to clean up throw up/vomit.
- You may have to clean up blood from cat fights if your cat is outdoors.
- Finding and killing rodents.
- Cleaning up after your cat kills a mole, mouse or etc….
- Help Mama Cat bring kittens into the world.
- Unexpected vet bills.
A Cat’s Behavior
A cat’s behavior is funny to watch. Whether it’s with their litter box, The way they eat, The way they act with other cats, The way they act with other pets like dogs, The way they and What they like best. What Might you learn from your cat?
- Does your cat cover its poop or not?
- Is your cat one who kicks all the litter out of the litter box.
- Does your cat pat pat its litter and leave the litter in the box?
- How does your cat get along with other cats and animals?(How does the cat act)?
- Is your cat a cat who eats when you give it food or Is your cat a free eating cat(basically means your cat eats when it feels like it).
These are just a few of the behaviors cats show.
Let’s start with what a lot people don’t like to talk about, their cat’s litter box behavior. Now you don’t have to watch a cat go potty but just listen and you’ll learn a lot. Now if you own another cat or a dog their behavior is actually very interesting to watch.
I still remember a couple times with my cat who I had as a kid. I still remember our dog passing the cat by as if to say I dare you to act. Well my sweet cat got sick and tired of our dog passing by and pawed my families Alaskan Malamute. It was pretty funny.
Another time, the neighbor’s dog came over and cats are very territorial well to our cat she knew he wasn’t to be in the yard so what happened? Our cat attacked the dog. However when we heard all the commotion we didn’t know that and thought the dog attacked our cat. After seeing all the blood and going over our cat Snowball we learned that Snowball had attacked the neighbor’s dog.
Finally, another experience we had was with my youngest sister. She wanted to help a cat so she picked up the cat to try to help it. When she did that the cat walked up her face and scratched her face. Thankfully my sister just had a few scratches. Lesson learned here. Don’t pick up a feral or outside cat because you never know what might happen.
In conclusion, having both dogs and cats helped my family and I learn a lot. There is so much you need to know about owning a pet. The one thing you always want to be sure of is that you’re always prepared and that includes making a first aid kit for your pet(s) and microchipping them too. Thanks for reading.