Having cats is a lot like having kids.
And just like kids, some of them seem to take longer to grow up than others. On the flip side, they don’t graduate from High School so I can kick them out of the house to live life in the grown-up world.
When it comes down to it, my cats remind me of my own kids growing up. And a lot of times, I find that I am saying the same things to them as I did to my kids.
“Stop picking on your sister!”
“Quit eating her food!”
“Get off the counter!”
“Well, you’re not getting anything else to eat until you finish what I gave you.”
“Go back to sleep, it’s too early to get up.”
But there are also those times when you smile and remember why they are in your life:
Just like kids, they are so innocent and cute when they are sleeping.
They will look up to you with beautiful, innocent eyes when you are cuddling them in your arms.
When you are sick, they will snuggle with you to make you feel better.
So when you really think about it, cats are just kids with four legs and furry bodies. Except I’ve never had to tell my kids to quit drinking out of the toilet.
They had some manners, after all.