It’s no secret that cats are my favorite, and I enjoy spending time with cats every day.
I currently have nine cats, so as a cat lady, I feel that cats are the best!
Here are some of my reasons for liking cats so much.
You No Longer Need an Alarm Clock
The cat wakes you up each morning wanting food at the same time each day.
Sometimes when you want to sleep in, this can be a bummer, but it’s also lovely to be greeted by the cat each morning.
Lower Blood Pressure
Cats can be good for your health.
According to Cleveland HeartLab, people with cats have lower blood pressure than those without cats.
Your Cat Waits at Home for You
Your indoor cats likely know your schedule. And cats like routine.
My cats have learned the sounds of our home. They know that my husband or I will walk in the door shortly after they hear our garage door open. Sometimes one of the cats will meet us at the door.
Cats Are Great Listeners
My cats know all my secrets!
I also narrate my life to my cats as I tell them when I am going to bed, changing locations, going somewhere, or whatever I’m about to do next.
They seem to enjoy hearing about my life and I don’t have to worry about them gossiping.
My cats remind me of the importance of taking a nap when tired.
The cats are also great at stretching every day, usually when they wake up from a nap. Thank you, my cat, for reminding me to stretch!
Caring for Cats Gives You Purpose
I am thankful to have cats in my life as they help give me a sense of purpose.
They depend on me for food, care, and playtime.
Spending time with a cat helps you focus on them instead of yourself.
Cute to Look At
Cats are adorable to look at. They come in many different colors.
I also look watching them hang out together.
Good Sleeping Habits
We can thank our cats for reminding us that beds are for sleeping.
Cats Love Us
Our cats love us even when they may not always show it.
He may ignore you or swat at you sometimes, but really he loves you on the inside.
It’s the best feeling when one of my cats follows me around all day. Another example is when a feral cat lets you pet them after a few years of feeding them.
In the picture, Elwood was about to watch me paint because my cats like to supervise me.
Cats Demonstrate Friendship
When you have more than one cat, sometimes they will bond with each other.
My outdoor cats, who are only friendly with me as their feeder, show that cats have loving relationships with each other.
They follow each other around and great each other by rubbing their faces on each. They are an excellent example of friendship.
Litter Box Usage
When your cat uses the litter box every time, you should thank them.
Our cat Buster likes to poop right next to the box. He’s been checked by the vet and is fine medically, so it’s becoming a hard habit to break.
Best Pet Ever
I am certainly biased as a cat lover.
Cats are the best pet I have ever had.
Here are some days that celebrate pets:
- National Pet Day is April 11
- National Cat Day is October 29
- National Pet Parent’s Day is the last Sunday of April
What if You Don’t Feel Thankful for the Cat?
Remember, it’s not all about you! Cats are not perfect.
They may have days when they miss the litter box or hide from you all day. But overall, cats make great pets if you or a family member are not allergic to them.
If you are struggling to feel thankful for your cat, read through the thank you cat reasons again. Surely your cat will meet the criteria for at least one of them!
When Kittens Are Adopted
The cat and kittens in the picture were rescued from my yard. All of them were adopted to indoor homes. I kept the mom cat and the orange kittens.
I was very thankful for the people that adopted the other cats.
So, if you are in a situation where someone adopts your kittens, you may want to write a thank-you note to them.
Thank You to the Veterinarian
I have an excellent vet for my cats. He’s helped them over the years with many issues.
A good relationship with your vet can be beneficial when your cat has an emergency.
Cat Groomer Thank You
After a visit to the pet groomer, you can send them a thank you message.
We had a cat once (she has crossed over the rainbow bridge is not the pictured cat) that sometimes would get poo stuck in her long hair.
I was always thankful to have a pet groomer shave her read end.
Cat Thank You Memes
Yep, I turned my cats into thank you memes! All the pictures are of my actual cats.
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