The Joy of Having a Cat as a Pet

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It took quite a long time for my wife to persuade me into letting her have a cat, but we now have three. I would certainly recommend that other people give a cat a home, as they are no trouble at all and add lots of value and love to the household.

It is a pleasure to have a cat as a pet.  Looking back, I am not really sure why I was against having one. It was not for the financial reasons. Buying cat food and a few toys is not exactly expensive. I suppose I thought that they would ruin the furniture or soil the floor. This has not been the case and thinking about it, I was being rather stupid, as you no doubt agree.

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This is the daily schedule of our three cats. They wake up in the dining room, which is now basically the cats room. They are then fed their breakfast. In this dining or cats room, we have put litter trays down, but it is very rare that they use them. The cats then go out of the house, for a while.  A little bit later they can usually be seen sunbathing in the garden, if the weather is good of course.

Around midday, the cats then come in for some lunch, yet more cat food. I often wonder how they do not get bored eating the same type of food, day in and day out. They will then sleep somewhere around the house for the next few hours, before asking to be let out to do their business.Cat 8 150x150 The Joy of Having a Cat as a Pet

At around 5pm they have some more food and then decide to become a little more sociable. They normally join the family, in the main living room, and curl up to sleep some more, typically on somebodys lap. Each cat is quite funny as they seem to have a favorite member of the family whose lap they would prefer to sit and sleep on. My two children really love our cats especially during the evenings.

The three cats will then wonder out again at around 10pm before asking to come back in around an hour later.

What a life this is, if I am able to come back to this planet after I die, I would like to come back as a cat, please.

The cats have really been no trouble at all and we are planning to let both of our children have their very own cat to look after, for Christmas.

For the record if any of you are interested, our current cats are called Tom, Ben and Pip. They all get along very well and very rarely have a spat. Maybe I am just lucky but when talking about cats, with my family and friends, they all tell similar stories to mine.

Our family now also owns a dog. Her name is Cassie and even though she requires a lot more attention, as in the way of walks, she has also been a dream. In my opinion however you can not beat the cats and their lifestyle.

By Robert Williams

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