I love all animals but it’s no secret that I have a soft spot for cats. Here is a brief love letter to cats, the under-appreciated stars of social media and homes around the world. Don’t forget to take the polls!
Why do we love cats so much? Maybe it’s the fact that they are not easily won over. You really have to earn a cat’s love and trust. Maybe it’s the subtle ways they show their appreciation. It’s like figuring out a mystery. I find myself fine-tuning my observation skills just trying to observe our cats. Maybe it’s simply because they’re just so cute. Just look at this kitten below, just begging to be rubbed and/or played with!
If you really can’t stand the “cat propaganda” (I’m looking at YOU Kevin.. LOL), scroll down for the poll.. but, really, hear me out. I have a case to make here! *wink*
Cats are independent and self-sufficient. They’re arguably moody and choosy. Some consider this a bonus, others feel it simply makes them jerks. I say they just have more personality than your average dog because, let’s face it: most dogs will be your best friend once you feed them. For those that think cats have no loyalties or are indifferent, maybe you have trouble forging bonds. I’ve had cats wait at the door when they accidentally got left outside. Bloo often knocks on my door just to hang out with me in the man cave, too.
I have a theory about people that don’t like cats: they are usually people with serious trust issues and/or a huge need to be the center of attention. Cats have a way of seeing into your soul so, if you have something to hide, chances are you won’t like cats. So far, it checks out with everyone I know. One friend whom I love dearly comes to mind: they don’t add people to Facebook unless they vet them first.. And they use alter egos and pseudonyms when they’re online. They’re the kind of people that freak out when you tag them or mention them in a social share. That level of paranoia and anti-social behavior surely does not mesh with feline co-habitation!
Here are some links related to weird people who hate cats. It seems I’m not the only one suspcious of animal haters and cat agnostics!
- You Can’t Trust People Who Don’t Like Animals (Beyond Trauma) – http://www.highexistence.com/topic/dont-trust-people-who-dislike-animals/
- About: 7 Reasons People Do Not Like Cats – http://cats.about.com/od/youandyourcat/tp/7-Reasons-People-Do-Not-Like-Cats.htm
- The Cate Site: Cats Vs. Dogs – http://www.thecatsite.com/t/240417/people-who-dont-like-cats
In my experience, hardcore anti-cat people are abrasive, insecure, paranoid, or just plain annoying. Coincidence? Perhaps. Correlation does not equate causation.. Of course, my cats have had a good track record of picking out the really turds in my circles of friends and family. I feel cats are more connected with the spirit world, emotions, and impending threats.. Most dogs we’ve had just bark at just about anything because, well, they’re lovable dumb creatures like that.
The following is our latest poll on the @GeekyAntics Twitter.. Hopefully it doesn’t break anything! You should vote for cats on Twitter, too – before it’s too late!
— Geeky Antics (@GeekyAntics) November 20, 2015