By David Aaron Moore, Networx
People love their pets. Be it a cat, dog, hamster or goldfish, most U.S. residents have some kind of non-humanoid companion sharing their home. According to a survey by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA), however, cats win hands down when it comes to the sheer numbers that reside in American abodes.
The facts about cats confirm there are over 73 million in houses throughout the country, as opposed to 68 million dogs. Although many dog owners would disagree, that means cats are the preferred pets among the four-legged furry variety.
Ken Hubbard is an antique dealer with the company 2wice As Nice in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He’s also the owner of two cats pictured above: both black American Shorthairs, one is known as Lace (left) and the other is Bear.
“Cats can be fun, intuitive and loving. But they can also have an evil side,” Hubbard chuckles. “They have their routines and they can be very demanding. Mine will torment me in the morning until they get me out of bed, with lots of stalking around the room and covers and a lot of meowing.”
“Having them in your life can be rewarding, but with certain cats you have to be careful. Sometimes they can be temperamental and unpredictable. It’s important you get to know them well,” said Hubbard.
If you’re a cat lover you’ve certainly experienced both sides of the coin. For your reading pleasure, we’ve pulled together a handful of interesting facts about cats: