33 Reasons Why Cats Are Better Than People (With Frozen Parody)

Is it just me?, life, Pets, This is Why I Don't Have Friends

Cats are better than people

Collin, don’t you think that’s true?

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Yeah, people will beat you and curse you and cheat you…

Every one of them’s bad except you

Oh, thanks buddy

But people smell better than cats, Anakin

Don’t you think that I’m right?

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That’s once again true, for all except you

You got me, let’s call it a night

Good night

Don’t let the field mice bite…

(Although, bedtime for people is typically hyperactive time for cats. Oh well…)


Reasons Cats are Better:

  1. Cats don’t argue
  2. Cats don’t need fancy things
  3. Cats don’t require elaborate meals
  4. People talk too much
  5. People are needy
  6. Cats don’t care if you get fired from your job
  7. Cats don’t care if you’re not attractive
  8. Cats don’t care if you don’t have a perfect body
  9. Cats will love you no matter what
  10. Cats don’t require constant attention
  11. Cats aren’t expensive
  12. Cats have fur
  13. Cats can purr
  14. Cats are easily content
  15. Cats will listen to all your problems
  16. Cats are entertaining to watch
  17. Cats are happy when you get home at the end of a long day
  18. Cats are clever
  19. Cats are fun to play with
  20. Cats are nice to cuddle with
  21. Cats can be great alarm clocks
  22. Cats are quiet
  23. Cats can be blamed for all noises in your home (so you don’t worry about having ghosts)
  24. Cats will help you know if guests are trustworthy or not
  25. Cats are easy to clean up after
  26. Cats will clean off all your tables and flat surfaces
  27. You’ll never have mice issues with a cat around
  28. You probably won’t even have snake issues with a cat around
  29. Cats aren’t afraid of spiders and other insects
  30. Cats won’t talk during movies or TV shows
  31. Cats are photogenic
  32. Cats can entertain themselves with Q-tips
  33. Cats look adorable in costumes (Even if they don’t enjoy it)

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Top 26 Quotes From ‘Captain Marvel’ (2019)

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“I was already slipping when you happened to punch me in the face.”
– Vers

“There’s nothing more dangerous to a warrior than emotion.”
– Yon-Rogg

“Anger only serves the enemy.”
– Yon-Rogg

“Learn to control your impulses. Stop using this [fists] and start using this [head].”
– Yon-Rogg

“I want to serve”
– Vers
“Then learn to master yourself. What was given can be taken away.”
– Supreme Intelligence

“How about I tell you my secret when you tell me yours…”
– Talos

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“Where’s your head at?”
– Maria Rambeau
“In the clouds.”
–  Carol Danvers

“I prefer the view from up there.”
– Carol

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“What did you put in my head?”
– Vers
“Nothing that wasn’t already in there.”
– Talos

“She knows more than she knows.”
– Talos

“The Skrulls are looking for somebody named Lawson. She’s…who I see.”
– Vers

“Whatever he runs on, it’s not on the periodic table.”
– Medical Examiner, about the Skrull

“War’s a universal language. I know a rogue soldier when I see one.”
– Nick Fury

“This isn’t about fighting wars. It’s about ending them.”
– Lawson

“Know your enemy. It could be you. Don’t let emotions override your judgement.”
– Yon-Rogg

“You know how to fly this thing?”
– Fury
“Uh, we’ll see.”
– Vers
“That’s a yes or no question.”
– Fury
“Yes.”
– Vers

“Went with his gut against orders. Hard thing to do, but it keeps us human.”
– Fury

“Since when is a shortcut cheating?”
– Vers

“She found out she was on the wrong side of an unjust war.”
– Talos

“This is war. My hands are filthy from it too.”
– Talos

“I’m only human. My name is carol. I’ve been fighting with one arm tied behind my back. But what happens when I’m finally set free?”
– Carol Danvers

“Take the tesseract. Leave the lunchbox.”
– Carol Danvers

“I’m trusting you not to eat me.”
– Nick Fury, to Goose

“Arm wrestle for the tesseract?”
– Carol

“We’ll be back for the weapon”
– Ronan
“The core?”
– Kree Soldier
“The woman.”
– Ronan

“We need to find more.”
– Fury
“More weapons?”
– Agent Coulson
“More Heroes.”
– Fury

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The Sounds that Save My Soul

Is it just me?, life, Metaphors in Nature, Pets, Poems, stories, Wildlife

The laugh – that sweet, soft, soul stopping laugh that could melt even the hardest of hearts. When you see it coming and hear its tunes, you won’t be able to stop the smile from overtaking your expressions. No one – not the coldest, saddest, or cruelest of humans can resist the chuckle of the child.

The purr – a sound to let me know that he feels safe. That he’s happy in his forever home. A tiny motor running at full power. I put my ear to his ribs and listen. Warm, comforting, gentle and pleasant.

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Collin

The birds – they chirp and sing in the morning sunlight. A chorus of vast species to wake the spirit from rest.  A steady melody, one after the other. Flying, chirping, soaring from tree to tree through the early morning breeze.

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The howls – the pups are hungry and excited to see the first glimpse of a human face for the day. Genuine love. Genuine happiness. It radiates with their every sound. I want to leap with joy alongside them.

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Ryder

The music – a song for sorrow, a ballad for love, guitars for greatness, bass for battles ahead. All moods, all challenges, covered in a three minute masterpiece of instruments and melody. They play in random order, each one causing feelings to stir in my heart.

And again, the laugh – always back to the laugh of the infant. It is without a doubt or debate the single most beautiful sound ever heard by a living soul. It meshes together every wonderful moment of audio into one single note. Every memory of happiness, everyday of excitement, each pleasure circuit activated in the brain – all sparked and spinning as one when the sound of the laugh hits my ears.

These are the sounds that feed my soul. Every second of everyday, they truly save me.

 

This is Why Pets are Better Than Friends

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Loneliness can be a harmful feeling for anyone across all walks of life. Most of the time when loneliness hits, the first thought is that it might be a good idea to go out and meet new people or form new friendships. However, sometimes the best kind of new friend isn’t human at all.

When craving companionship, instead of hanging around local places to pick up new acquaintances, head out to the local animal shelter and consider adopting a furry friend to curve the aches of feeling alone.    

Here are six reasons why pets are better than friends.

1 – With a pet, you’ll never have any drama between the two of you.

Unless you consider the potential destruction of furniture and other household items “drama” you aren’t likely to experience any from your pet. These beautiful creatures live each day like it’s their only day to exist. They aren’t going to dwell on the past or care what happened just five minutes ago. They couldn’t care less whose boyfriend you stole last year or that you were the only family member to not chip in for your father’s birthday gift. None of the petty situations in life matter to your pets, creating a drama free environment for you to live in.

2 – Your pet will never leave you.

It can be extremely painful to lose a friend when he/she leaves town or just stops communicating all together. A pet will never do this because a) it’s probably trapped in a fence or house, but also because b) it loves its owner unconditionally. It relies on the caregiver for companionship, food, and water and will be eternally grateful for these selfless services. It will never take off to another state for a job opportunity, clean out its closet to go take care of its sick relative, or grow tired of you and leave without notice. After adopting a pet, the worry that the new trusty companion might leave will never be an issue. It will be faithful and loyal until the very end.

3 – Your pet absolutely depends on you.

The feeling of not being needed by our friends can cause serious self-worth, value, and esteem issues. A pet, however, will forever be alive due to the loving hands of its owner. It will need you from day one until your time together comes to a close. You are the most important person on the planet to your furry friends. Being valued can make anyone feel needed and necessary.  

4 – Your pet will always be excited to see you.

It’s the best part of the work day when you’re free to go home and excite the senses of your eager pet. It will run to the door to greet you with a wagging tail, meowing voice, or a purring belly. Whether you are gone two minutes or two days, you can look forward to that pure, genuine excitement from your pet after being without you for any length of time. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that no matter how bad the work day may be, there will be an ecstatic little furball awaiting your homecoming with kisses and sweetness?

5 – You’re free to speak your mind without fear of judgement when venting to your pet.

Most often when we vent, we aren’t seeking advice or opinions, we just need someone to listen. Your secrets and views about the world will always be safe within the mind of your furry companion. It won’t judge you for feeling angry, sad, or even extremely happy. It will sit there with its sensitive ears and take in every single word you say to it. Who better to spill your darkest secrets to?

6 – Pets are not materialistic and will never ask for too much.

Friends might only hang around as long as you are the one paying for events. They might not want to hang out with you at all if you drive a rusty car, use a flip phone from 2008, or live in a sketchy apartment. Or your friends might just constantly judge your fashion styles and weird hobbies.

You know who will never even care about any of that stuff? Your pet. A pet can have entertainment for days with a cereal box it pulled out of the trash can. That’s the true meaning of “making the most of what you have.”

Feed the pets, give them water, take them to receive annual shots, and spend some time with them – that’s about it. They’re not going to ask for a brand new car, for a fancy dinner, for a cake on their birthdays (of course, you can if you prefer to celebrate the special occasion), and most of their toys can be made from random, cheap items around the house. No complaints, no snarky remarks, just you and your pet living each day with what you have.

If loneliness is beating down on you each night, stay out of the bars, clubs, and online dating sites. Check out the local animal shelter, save a life, and enjoy all the awesome benefits that come with taking care of an amazing animal. That pesky loneliness will go away and you will secure a lifelong, loyal companion.

 

 

References:

Jacobs Bao, K. and Schreer, G. (2016) Pets and Happiness: Examining the Association  

Between Pet Ownership and Wellbeing, Anthrzoös, 29:2, 283-296, DOI: 10.1080/08927936.2016.1152721 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2016.1152721>

This Will Make You Want a Pet

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Lifetime pet owners often preach about the happiness and comfort their pets bring them. Whether the pets are causing laughter with their odd, silly behavior or cuddling beside the owner when he/she is not feeling well, many pet owners truly believe their pets have positive effects on their health. However, for those who have never owned a cat, dog, hamster, bird, or any other type of animal, these statements can sound irrational and heavily biased.

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There is good news for those who love their animal companions – research shows that pets can, in fact, help to improve the overall health of their human caretakers.

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Physical Health

Heart Disease is the number one killer of U.S. adults, for both men and women of all different ethnicities.

Having high blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the major factors that can lead a person straight to chronic heart disease. Some studies have shown that owning a pet can cause a decrease in blood pressure and reduce the chances of heart related mortality.

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Interactions with pets can also lower cholesterol and reduce the risk cardiovascular disease overall.

So in addition to having a furry buddy around to keep you company, you could potentially be lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk for heart disease while simply hanging out with your pet.

Mental Health

Depression and Anxiety are two mental disparities that affect millions of people in the United States alone. Whether we are burdened by bad biology, constant daily stressors, or major life tragedies, these issues are extremely debilitating and can lead to added physical and mental health issues. Stress itself leads to high blood pressure, heart disease, and an overall reduction in quality of life.

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A pet can potentially be a source of happiness and joy, and act as a stress reducer in a person’s life. There have been studies that show that pet owners are generally more happy and feel safer than non-pet owners. They can also be a nice and fun distraction from everyday routine life. Most people live day to day in a work-eat-sleep (no fun) pattern. Having a pet around can bring gratification, connection, and put a huge smile on a person’s face.

Taking the focus off of ourselves to focus on the care and interests of a pet is also a great way to escape the madness inside our own minds and pay attention to external activities.

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Loneliness, a colossal component that can worsen the effects of anxiety and depression, can be alleviated by having a pet around. The companionship with and attachment to the pet can be almost as strong as the bond of a human relationship.

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Improvements in Behavior

A sedentary lifestyle can lead to several health issues including obesity, diabetes, heart problems, high cholesterol, and many other complications. Owning a pet can be a major motivator to get out and exercise. Whether it’s direct – for example, walking a dog on a leash every morning, or indirect – wanting to improve one’s own physical condition in order to be able to better care for the animal, a little furry friend might be just what a person needs to get out of the house and start living a more active lifestyle.

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Secondhand smoke can not only harm other people, but also animals that are often around the toxins. Owning an animal can provide the necessary motivation to put down the cigarettes for good and to ban them from the home altogether.

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Pets come with responsibility, but the rewards can far outweigh the tasks of taking good care of a furry friend. If you want to lower your chances of heart disease, lighten your mood, and adopt healthy behaviors, a new pet might be exactly what you need.

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Thanks for reading. My pets and I love you. ^_^

Carly Twelve

 

References

Hodgson, K., Barton, L., Darling, M., Antao, V., Kim, F.A., and Monavvari, A. (2015). Pets’ Impact on Your Patients’ Health: Leveraging Benefits and Mitigating Risk. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 28 (4), 526-534. Retrieved from http://jabfm.org/content/28/4/526.full.pdf+html?sid=ed70df62-a624-40af-98fb-0ef7537c4289

Jacobs Bao, K. and Schreer, G. (2016) Pets and Happiness: Examining the Association  Between Pet Ownership and Wellbeing, Anthrzoös, 29:2, 283-296, DOI: 10.1080/08927936.2016.1152721 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2016.1152721>