5 Things You Should Know About Your Cat 

Cats are very unique animals and every cat owner knows this. As with every relationship we have, our relationship with our cat is complex and sometimes mystifying. If you have ever owned a cat, there are a few absurd things cat owners know about their cat – a sort of code that every cat owner can relate to. 

So Much Sleeping! 

Cats sleep on average 15 hours a day, and can sleep up to 20 hours in a 24-hour period. That’s a lot! Cats evolved to be efficient predators, and that means lots of sleep.  

Cats Shed a Lot (and not just hair) 

Cats have to get rid of old skin, whiskers, hair, and nails somehow. So they just fall off! It’s pretty cool to see a cat’s whisker super close up, so if you ever find one take a detailed look at it before tossing it out. 

The Aloofness is Always an Act

People who have owned cats are often welcomed home to a loud crying kitty rubbing up against their legs. Cats put on a show of not caring about their owners, but it’s just that: a show. They’re really just soft cuddle bugs. 

Cardboard Boxes are Like a 5-Star Cat Hotel

Cats love cardboard boxes because they instinctually seek small, sheltered places to hide. It makes them feel comfortable and safe. And not even the tiniest box is safe from a cat, they’ll probably still try to fit themselves into the box. 

Cats Do What They Want, When They Want

My rule for interacting with cats is to let them choose what they want to be doing. Forcing a cat to do anything is a recipe for disaster and may land you with some scratch marks. Let your cat do it’s thing and you’ll be just fine. 

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