Cats are great companions and can make you laugh with their silly antics. Some will talk to you and others will nag you till you let them sit on your lap or insist on sitting on your laptop. If you are thinking of adopting a cat there’s are things to think about and things you should know.
Cats are indeed independent by nature, but they’re not quite able to take care of themselves. Before you adopt, make sure that your lifestyle can make room for a feline. How busy you are and the amount of time you spend at home will dictate the kind of cat you should get — very busy people may find it difficult to find the time for a cat that needs a lot of grooming and attention, especially the highly intelligent and active cats. But, there are cats that are ideal for the working lifestyle.
Cats do need attention – as they are awake about 8-9 hours a day and need varied stimulation. Much like a dog needs regular walks, cats need regular exercise and human companionship to stay social and healthy.
Don’t forget that house cat care will entail a litter box for your friend. Keep in mind that this litter box should be scooped at least once a day, better more often, and that it should be located away from the busy areas of your house and out of the reach of other animals or small children. You’ll find that cats are by and large easy to house train; all you typically have to do is to put them in the litter box a few times and show them where they can scratch at loose litter.
What can you do to get a cat to come to you? Avoid eye contact. Cats don’t like eye contact with strangers, so will almost always go to the person who’s not looking at them. This also is the answer to the age-old mystery of why cats always seem to go to the one person in the room who doesn’t like cats. It’s because she may be the only one not “rudely” — in the cat’s view — staring.