7 Things You're Missing Out On If You Don't Have a Cat

Romeo and Pugsley playing
Caroline Golon
Caroline Golon could watch her cats Pugsley and Romeo play with each other for hours.

Cats Are Fascinating

There are so many amazing things about cats. Did you know that cats have 32 muscles that control each of their ears? Hearing is the most astute of a cat’s senses: A cat can hear sounds as high as 60 kHz. We silly humans can only hear as high as 20 kHz.

I’ve witnessed this; Romeo can hear a can opener from anywhere in the house.

Even when Pugsley is snoring away, I know he’s paying attention because I can see his ears moving ever so slightly in order to make sure he’s on top of what’s happening around him.

And the whiskers—don’t even get me started! Cats have super-sensitive whiskers on their foreheads, faces and near their front paws that help them navigate and sense movement. Their whiskers are like antennae, always gathering information.

Cats Are Constant

Life changes so quickly, but cats are steadfast constants. My current two cats moved with us to five different homes in three different states. They watched job changes. They witnessed two new kids join the family and, although they stayed away from them for a while, when it was safe enough, they got close.

They hung in there through so many changes, but one thing remains the same: Romeo sleeps on my right and Pugsley on my left, every night.

So, the next time you hear someone say they don’t like cats, ask them if they’ve ever lived with one of these fascinating, funny felines. Chances are, they have no idea what they’re missing!

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