If you are dating someone who can give you fleas, then I’m going to go out on a limb and say you make bad decisions.
9. AN EXCUSE TO GO SHOPPING
Your mate can buy his or her own pants or lunch or model airplane (they’re for grown-ups too, Taylor!) but your dog needs walking multiple times a day. And your cat, no matter how nicely you ask, is not going to buy its own cat litter.
8. A BETTER IMAGINATION
Yes, your imagination will soar as you try to figure out things to do with the 27 cents in your bank account, since you just spent your last paycheck on vet bills, bags of food, cans of food, a chew toy, a leash, a new thingamajig to pick up poop with and a bag of treats.
7. A FUNCTIONING SECURITY SYSTEM
Sure, a dog might bark at everything that moves, but cats make great security too. Whenever I have people over I will immediately see one cat go running to find shelter, knocking over everything in creation, while the other one will purr loudly enough to hear from the other room as she rubs against the delivery man’s leg.
6. PROTECTION FROM THE COLD
When you brave the winter winds, you will be warmer than non-pet owners because you will have a layer of hair on all your clothing that provides extra insulation. If anyone comments on the hair you have everywhere, just say, “It’s cashmere.”
Oh, they’ll also snuggle with you in bed if you let them, like little radiators. As a rule, their feet are not cold as ice like some people.
5. COMFORT IN YOUR SLEEP
When Mister Whiskers curls up on your chest to take a nap, it’s the cutest thing in the world. When your mate rolls over and practically knocks you unconscious with a flying arm – not so cute.
4. NON-JUDGEMENT IF YOU GET FAT
Not only will your pet not judge you for putting on some pounds, they will probably eat right there with you. I think there may be a good diet plan somewhere where you give half of whatever you are eating to your pet. Besides, as far as your pet is concerned, bigger owners just have more to cuddle with.
3. THEIR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION
As you talk to a dog, you have their undivided attention. You are the sun, and they are a planet caught in your gravity. They will stare right at you as long as you talk, no time limit. Same with a cat. It’s just that cats can ignore gravity, which is why they just turn and walk away, but they’re still listening!
2. WELCOMES THAT ONLY GET BIGGER AND WARMER
Unlike your partner, who will probably give you the silent treatment when you come home late from work, your pet has just been building excitement for every minute you were late. Show up late enough and your pet will go completely berserk and lick your face right off, but with love.
1. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
Your cat may be aloof, and your dog may be overly excitable, but the love they give is set on maximum: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It never gets old, the honeymoon phase never ends, and they will never say they want to start seeing other people.