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Why Women Love Cats

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Why Women Love Cats

This morning, I was sitting on my couch drinking my coffee (happiness!), and my cat Pumkin came over for her morning love. We have a thing in our house where I sit in Baddha Konasana (cobbler’s pose) on the couch—completely slouched, mind you, and covered in soft cashmere blankets—and make a “nest” for kids or cats (or kids pretending to be birds) to hang out in. Pumkin came over and started kneading my belly, the way cats will. And I thought to myself…”yesssssss!” I mean, how often do we women get our bellies gently, lovingly, purringly massaged? Even my masseuse, whom I adore, avoids the stomach area. This is just one reason, I thought to myself, why woman love cats. Here are a few more:

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1. If we had tails, we would use them to communicate the way cats do.Cats’ tails are so much more expressive than dogs’ tails. I love my dog, but there are only one or two different motions that tail makes. Cats…well, there’s the “I’m tolerating you, but I don’t really like it” swish. Then there is the “interesting, very, very interesting” full-bodied wag. Then there is the “I’m getting angry and I really mean it” snap of the tail. There are lots more tail expressions, but those are just a few of my favorites.

2. They don’t beg, they demand. Here is the brutal truth, all woman crave an “alpha” (which is why we love romance novels so much). But with cats it’s even better: There is no guessing—you know what they want, when they want it, and how they want it. It’s such a relief because we can just give up for a while.

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2:47AM PST on Feb 20, 2014

Si yo pudiera amar a los seres humanos como a los gatos, seria una santa. Porque los amo a todos. Bebes, jovenes, o viejos. Propios y ajenos, lindos o feos. Cada vez que miro con atencion a uno de ellos me producen lo que podria llamarse una experiencia mistica. Nadie necesita convencerme de la existencia de Dios, yo lo SE cada vez que miro a un gato. Todo esto es muy loco, dice mi mente racional, pero agradezco esta sensacion que siente mi corazon. No cualquiera experimenta con tanta frecuencia los milagros.

5:15PM PST on Feb 17, 2014

Too many reasons to list :)

12:45PM PST on Jan 4, 2014

Love my dogs, love my cats, love my goat. Each feeds my soul in different ways. Was always a dog person. Then became a cat person. Always a true generalist at heart...all animals, all the time. However, do not get between me and my sleep kitty.

2:21PM PST on Jan 1, 2014

I love men who love cats! Somehow when I hear a man confess to a love of cats, it melts my stony little heart. As Albert Einstein would say "the smallest feline is a masterpiece".

8:40AM PST on Jan 1, 2014

I love my cat because he loves me :)

5:05AM PST on Jan 1, 2014

I love my 2 cats which are very different, the neutered female very noisy if she wants something the big fluffy male is very soft & cuddly & loves affection.

8:33AM PST on Dec 31, 2013

Great article.

4:33PM PST on Dec 25, 2013

just wanted to say I wish I could send a green star to all of you. I agree, the comments on this article are very enjoyable and perhaps more objective than the article. I am glad to see so many men standing up and expressing their love for cats. By the way I love dogs too, but I prefer cats because generally they are more independant and stand up for their rights!
loved your comments care2 members.

12:15PM PST on Dec 24, 2013

All very nice reasons, but, "ahem!"
guys like cats also, for many of the
same reasons.
Have had a couple of cats, including
my current "Tony" who follows me
around like a puppy.

5:04AM PST on Dec 24, 2013

I love cats ... because they are cats. I enjoyed all the comments much more than the article. The article was very generalized. Many men are just as devoted to cats as female cat lovers. Not all cats are independent some can be very dependent & clingy. I don't want an "alpha" in my household.

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