All cat owners love to spoil their furry friends, but have you turned into a slave to your cat?
You might, if you all you think about is how to make your cat happy.
But if you’re not sure who is the boss in the house, keep on reading to find out.
7 Signs You Are a Slave to Your Cat
Do you know that Egyptians used to worship cats and mummify them when after their dead?
It was also a capital offense to kill a cat in Egypt thousands of years ago.
Cats earned such a high status because they kept rodents and pests at bay and protected people’s food sources.
Egyptians also worshiped Bastet – depicted as a woman with a cat head.
She was the goddess of pregnancy, fertility, and childbirth. People also called upon Bastet to protect them against contagious diseases and evil spirits.
Let me tell you that cats haven’t forgotten that they’ve been treated as gods.
So, it’s natural that they act as if we’re their slaves from time to time.
#1 You Always Get Your Cat the Best
Let’s be honest. Cheap cat food isn’t going to do it for your precious kitty.
You always choose the best of the best to satisfy your cat’s capricious taste and spend hours researching potential new brands that might be to your cat’s liking.
Moreover, whenever your cat turns their nose at the bowl, you don’t even think about letting your fluffy friend starve.
That’s unacceptable because you can’t take those pleading eyes.
You keep trying until you find something that kitty likes.
It doesn’t matter if you have to go to the pet store in the middle of a vicious storm or miles away.
#2 You Don’t Care About Cat Hair That Much
The first few months after you acquire a cat, you make tons of efforts to clean all cat hair from your home.
But as time goes on, you realize that it’s a battle you can’t win.
It seems no matter what you do, your cat finds a way to shed their hair everywhere.
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You’re not even sure how such a tiny creature can lose so much fur without getting bald.
You aren’t convinced anymore that cats that don’t shed much exist.
So, you accept that your cat is a miniature shedding monster and try not to cry whenever you find your freshly washed clothes covered in fur.
#3 You’ve Got Lots of Toys
How many cat toys do you have? I’ve got mice, feather toys, several catnip ones, lasers, bell toys, among few.
I never know what my cat will want to play with, and I want to be prepared.
It doesn’t matter that my Ronnie prefers to play with the carpet or a cardboard box, instead.
I’m always looking for new exciting toys to make her happy and games that we can play together.
But I try not to be disappointed when my efforts are rewarded with a lack of interest.
#4 You Don’t Move Your Cat
What do you do when you find your cat sleeping on your chair or laptop?
You leave them alone because they’re too cute to move, right?
Moreover, you know that even if you move your cat, they will be back with a vengeance.
If your cat has stretched on the bed, you don’t mind it. What’s that sofa for, after all?
Instead, you let your cat sleep everywhere, even in the weirdest places, and take cute pictures of them.
Well, these are certain signs that you’re truly a slave to your cat.
#5 You Accept Their Gifts
All cats bring gifts to their owners. But some of these “presents” might make you want to scream and jump from the balcony.
But you learn to fake delight and congratulate your cat on a job well done.
After all, you don’t want your cat to feel offended and give you the cold shoulder for days.
I’ve had cats for more than 15 years, so I can tell you that there’s nothing worse than stepping on a dead mouse left on the doorstep.
The funny thing is that they leave it in such a way so that you will step on it before you see it.
The other horrifying moment is when your cat demands to carry their half-dead mouse in the house so that they can play with it.
And then she has the nerve to lose it and go to sleep.
#6 You Give up Having Nice Furniture
Cats seem to be attracted by the smell of new things.
The moment you unpack your sofa or armchair, your feline comes to investigate what’s happening.
Suddenly, the old couch is no longer an acceptable scratching place.
Your kitty seems fascinated by your new piece of furniture and can’t keep their paws from it.
You keep looking for tips on how to teach your cat to stop scratching, but you know that it’s hopeless.
So, you give up having nice, scratch-free furniture.
The same goes for expensive breakable stuff because it ends up on the ground before you know it.
If you want to stop being a slave to your cat, you might try teaching your fluffy ball how to use scratch posts.
#7 You Love Your Cat Unconditionally
The last sign that you’re a slave of your cat is that you love them unconditionally.
You accept all their quirky behavior, mischievous deeds, and crazy shedding because you live for the moments when your kitty purrs in your lap.
Guests and family members come after your cat, and you don’t accept them to be disrespectful to your fluffy baby.
You’re ready to take allergy medication and make sacrifices so that you can keep your cat with you no matter what.
Whenever you have to be away, you worry about them all the time and wonder if your cat misses you.
You’re miserable and unhappy when you’re separated from your cat and do the impossible to get home as soon as possible so that you can pet and cuddle them.
When you think about it, we still worship cats today.
Open any social media or YouTube, and you’ll drown in funny cat videos and cute cat pictures and memes.
We seem to be unable to get enough of these adorable fluffy creatures, and we don’t mind catering to their every whim.
What do you think about these 7 signs that you’re a slave to your cat? Do you dote and spoil your cat
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I’ve grown up surrounded by animals – dogs, cats, cows, goats, sheep, and horses and that has shaped me into what I am today – a crazy cat lady who always has a place for one more cat (or a dog). I’ve got two female cats – Kitty and Roni, and two tomcats – Blacky and Shaggy, but I also feed my neighbors’ cats when they come for a visit. I just can’t say no to them.
I discovered that writing is my vocation early in my school years. Since then I’ve taken part in several literature contests – writing horror and fantasy short stories and novellas.
For the past three years, I’ve been an ELS teacher, pouring my heart into showing children and teenagers how important English is for their future and trying to educate them how to treat their pets with care.