Your cat is your family.
And just like your family, you can have some ups and downs with them. It is a natural thing. Cats are naturally very moody, so things always run the way they want. If they feel playful, they will entertain you for hours. If they want to be petty, they will make your life miserable. When they are asleep and unbothered, there is peace and quiet in your life too. Sometimes these little furballs make their way into your life themselves, so it is really the cat that chooses the human. And once they choose you, get ready for a rollercoaster ride.
These people on Reddit posted about their lives as cat owners. Some of them went through tragedies, some had traumatic pasts, but they all show that life with a cat is filled with ups and downs. So scroll down below to see the posts:
“My wife just sent me a picture of our cat at the vet. Safe to say she’s a little scared.”
“My sweet 17-year-old girl passed away peacefully this weekend. She’s been my best friend for half my life. I love you always my Buggy”
“Little dude gave me a cuddle”
“Husband and the local beach cat, sunbathing in the Corfu sun.”
“My handsome boy passed away yesterday after 14 years of love, rip snoopy ill love you forever”
“My Maine Coon snuggle bunny.”
“7 years ago my mom didn’t want a cat. Today she made sure Pepper’s party hat matched her birthday cupcake and candle!”
“My sweet rescue boy- a year later”
“It’s the right thing to do in my opinion if you want a pet! The only bad thing is that a street abandoned animal like mine came with a ton of health issues that are not under control and separation anxiety because probably never felt safe before being rescued off the streets by the rescue association But otherwise is an absolutely rewarding thing to do and I really recommend rescue animals if you’re patient and willing to nurture a probably sad, scared animal <3”
“My precious girl took her walk over the rainbow bridge a few hours after this photo. Here’s to 20 years of love and whiskers”
“Klaus realised that the little nap at the vets cost him his balls.”
“This weirdo yells until I let her join me in the bathtub”
“I am in the bathtub to be in the water rather than air. The cat is in her kimchi tub to be in air rather than water. It is a tubseption.”
We only have a limited time with our furry friends and we should use this time bonding with them and cherish every single minute of it. Because sadly, cats have smaller lifespans than us and they will most probably pass away during our lifetime. So pick up your little furball and give it some cuddles while you still can.
“My 18-year-old cat, Oscar, just experienced his first home move (across the country). Wasn’t sure if he would make it, but he seems to be doing just fine”
“2 days ago she was a stray living at a gas station. Now she’s cuddled up at home waiting for the arrival of her babies. Should be any time now!”
“My sweet Gary napping in his spaceship (:”
“Her name is Dora. We found her, 12 years ago. She just passed. I’ve known her longer than I’ve known my own child.”
“She was a stray when we found her. Once she got settled indoors, she would randomly leave for a day or 2 and come back, for years. Sometimes a little beat up from whatever action she ran into in the streets lol. But she would always come back. In other words, she was definitely a angel in the house & a gangsta in the streets lol.”
“We found them this morning in our garden.”
“I lost my handsome best friend yesterday. He was the gentlest cat I’ve met.”
“His name was Cookie. He spent most of his time sleeping outside in the grass or on somebody’s lap. He loved rolling around in the dirt and playing in boxes. He was the most perfect cat and always seemed to know when you were feeling down. I’m extremely sad but I’m so grateful to have had him in my life.”
“RIP Melvin, I unexpectedly lost my best friend in the middle of the night. I held him tight when he left us. He saved my life”
“Sylvester’s transformation! we found this ugly duckling in the street, now he’s truly a beautiful swan.”
“She’s showing off her bikini!”
“My 3 months old nugget when the neighbours are cooking fish”
“15 years of my girl being by my side, and she passed away on Tuesday. I’m not in a very good place right now. R.I.P Honey”
“My girl Mochi is SUPER proud of her new neck scarf!”
Do you have a cat at home? What kind of ups and downs do you experience with them? Share your stories with us in the comments below.