I have to confess something to you. I don’t know how to say this. I never thought this would happen to me. I guess I just need to come out with it: I am a cat person. I never planned to be a cat person. I was not born a cat person. It has taken me a while to come to the point where I can call myself a cat person, and even now I am afraid to say it out loud. But I must be honest. Let me explain. My wife got our cat not long after we were married. I did not much like the cat at first. Eventually, I learned to coexist with her and a begrudging respect formed between us. But everything changed when we got a dog. Now, through the dog, I have learned to appreciate the cat.
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The cat does not bark. The cat does not chew through everything and every person in the house. The cat does not beg constantly for attention. The cat does not require huge investments of time and money. The cat does not roll in its own poop. The cat does not tear through the garbage. The cat was not sent here by God to punish me for my past sins. The cat is independent, basically self-sufficient aside from needing to be fed. The cat gives me space and only asks that I give it some space in return. The cat contributes to the household by killing mice. The cat even leaves dead, headless mice at various places in the house, which provokes a reaction from my wife that is always hilarious.
The cat is cool, relaxed, and confident. The cat is everything a dog can never be. I am a cat person, folks. And I am not ashamed. What nobody told me about dogs is that you must either be madly in love with dogs, and crave nothing more than to have your life revolve around dogs, or else you will hate having a dog. Tell me it’s just a cat and i’ll tell you you’re just an idiot vintage shirt. Cats do not require nearly the same level of devotion. I have stood by you while you praised fig newtons as cookies, but I don’t know if I can tolerate this type of blasphemy. I had to cover my dog’s ears, find her a safe space, and give her some dirty socks to chew so she could deal with her trauma.
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A lot of people saying they like dogs because dogs are always happy to see them and always give them attention. I guess I just don’t need someone to be hopping up and down with joy every time I walk into a room. As for the idea that dogs will “love you” more than cats, this is of course an anthropomorphic quality we have given to dogs, but it is not grounded in reality. Dogs may be capable of something approaching affection, which is instinctive, but they do not love in any human sense whatsoever. Love is much higher than what any non-rational creature is capable of attaining. That is what makes our relationship with our kids and spouses infinitely more important and deeper than any bond we could ever form with an animal.