With all that cats do for us — studies show they lower blood pressure, and anecdotal evidence reveals they make great alarm clocks — we decided to show our appreciation by putting together a list of our favorite things about cats. (And if you missed it, Oct. 29 was National Cat Day, a full 24-hour celebration of kitties that encourages the adoption of shelter cats.)
Read on to see just how wonderful life with a feline can be and consider adopting a shelter cat of your own.
Does your cat have a special talent you're grateful for? Tell us about it in the comments.
Cats make ideal companions. Adopt a cat and you'll never use the bathroom alone again.
Photo: Justin Baeder/flickr
Cats might not know who made that mess, but they'll examine the evidence for clues.
Photo: Roger H. Goun/flickr
Cats will let you know when it's time to unplug.
Photo: Adam Jefferson/flickr
Cats love to share. What's yours is theirs.
Photo: Laura D'Alessandro/flickr
Cats keep your seat warm — even if you only got up for a second.
Photo: Helena Jacoba/flickr
If you have a cat, you'll never drink alone.
Photo: Paul Wordingham/flickr
Cats make great decor. Considering redecorating? Skip the interior designer and simply adopt a cat.
Photo: Iris Shyroii/flickr
Cats are very clean companions that love to help with household chores.
Cats are quite adept at recognizing closed doors and will always alert you to their presence.
Photo: Graham Richardson/flickr
Cats are great with computers.
Cats will help you finish your leftovers.
Cats love a good book. In fact, they love books so much they'll often curl up on the pages while you're reading them.
Photo: Melissa Wiese/flickr
Cats know fashion. Think that sweater has enough fur on it? Think again. Luckily, your feline friend won't let you leave home without some furry reminders of his love for you.
Photo: Casual Historian/flickr
Cats are experts in the fine art of napping and can teach you to do catch some Zs pretty much anywhere.
Photo: jason saul/flickr
Cats give the best cuddles.
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