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8 Reasons Cats Are Better Than Kids

4. To feed cats all you have to do is leave a bowl of dried food on the floor. It can also be the same food everyday.

5. You never have to bathe a cat — they do so all on their own and without complaining.

6. Cats, unlike kids, love to be brushed. When you brush a cat, there is no howling or tears — and thus no guilt.

7. They never argue or talk back to you with a voice full of sass.

8. As said above, you can leave cats mostly alone while on vacation and if you want a date with your partner, you never need a babysitter, thus making those dates easier and cheaper.

In spite of all the benefits of having just cats instead of kids, you must be careful about having too many cats, especially if you are female, single, and over age 40. Otherwise you may be known behind you back as “the crazy cat lady” —  or worse accused of witchcraft. Having a few kids around however can diffuse the name calling and the witchcraft suspicions! Furthermore, if you really like to wipe bum-bums, loud noises, and cooking for picky eaters, the good news is that cats and kids are not incompatible. In fact, you can enjoy both. I know, because I do.


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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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9:35AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013


11:18AM PST on Feb 21, 2013

LOVE it. I love my son and my kitty :)

7:47AM PST on Feb 6, 2013

Thanks for sharing

7:14AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Love them both!!

1:48AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Interesting. Thanks

10:01PM PST on Jan 13, 2013

@ Rebecca -- be honored to hold the title, Crazy Cat Lady!

10:58PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

@ McKay - A life of crackers does not sound appealing -- agreed. But, of course my kitties have a diet more varied than dry food. They eat the mice they catch (well, at least two of my cats do -- and it really is gross to find the remaining heads around the house and yard!) and they get the occasional wet food treat. This article was obviously meant to be tongue-n-cheek and not entirely serious!

6:24AM PST on Jan 2, 2013


2:49AM PST on Jan 2, 2013


3:52PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

I wholeheartedly agree. One of our cats left us a rattlesnake with the head completely chewed off. They really are pretty amazing. It's been said that if a human child, a puppy, and a kitten were faced with adversity that the child would run and cry to its mama, the puppy would tuck its tail between its legs and cower, but the kitten would stand its ground, puff up and hiss. I've seen this first hand when we had a marauding bear and some six-week old kittens. The kittens puffed up, spat, hissed, swatted and whatnot and honest to gosh, the bear turned and walked away. Now I can truly admire THAT!

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