There’s no denying that cats are some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet, but are they also the best-evolved? And while there are many reasons why they’re so special, one thing, in particular, stands out: their evolution.
Cats have undergone a remarkable journey to become the magnificent animals they are today, and in doing so, they’ve surpassed all other creatures – including us humans.
by David Stone
I learned early on that cats are the best-evolved animal species. When we adopted George, our first cat, I dragged myself off to work every morning, worried in the back of my mind about whether he was safe and had enough food.
There you have it.
I’m not unique. Cats have a portion of a whole other species devoting resources and thought to their well-being. Keeping my eyes open, heading for a long day’s work by subway, I was happy seeing him curl up for a nap.
Cats evolved to the perfect size for cuddling
There’s little scientific evidence supporting the notion that cats were meant to be cuddled, but the fact remains – it’s hard not to.
With soft fur, perfect size and usually a chill disposition, cats evolved perfectly for those of us seeking some cuddle time. Of course, there can be exceptions.
Some cats find cuddling uncomfortable or even stressful – but don’t worry too much about that. Just provide plenty of love and toys for your feline companion and you’ll get plenty of attention in return.
All in all, it must have been divine intervention that made cats come into existence with such ideal cuddliness-inducing traits.
They’re low-maintenance and don’t need to be taken on walks
Are cats the perfect pet? There’s a lot to consider.
Cats generally require less time, energy and attention than dogs. After all, cats don’t need to be taken on walks or trained – they are born with all the tools.
But cats also offer warmth and companionship, purring contentedly after being rewarded with a few scratches behind the ears.
So yeah, cats really may be the most virtuous of animals when it comes to being loyal friends without demanding too much in return.
Cats are independent but still the best-evolved because they love spending time with their humans
Cats may seem like independent creatures, but don’t be fooled. They absolutely love spending time with their humans.
While we all appreciate a good snooze, cats are often content cuddling up to their owners and soaking in the attention.
After all, why would they otherwise look so pleased (not to mention entitled) when you pet them or give them treats? It’s no wonder cats wove their way into our hearts over the years.
They’re clean animals and groom themselves regularly
Cats sure take care of themselves.
Not only do cats keep up regular beauty rituals like preening, licking and brushing their fur, but they’re noted for being some of the cleanest animals around.
Even though cats tend to get a bad rap for casting a dubious eye toward water bowls, cats really give themselves quite extensive baths with their flexible and fastidious tongues.
Most cats never worry about making an appointment at the local groomer.
Cats have a natural instinct to hunt, which keeps them active and healthy
If cats risk their “9 lives” claims by hunting, so be it. After all, it’s a cat’s natural inclination to stalk and pounce on prey.
Pouncing around the house is a great exercise for a curious kitty, and exercising naturally helps cats stay fit and active.
Even if your feline friends aren’t keen on obtaining groundhog snacks – there are plenty of mock prey toys designed specifically to evoke this natural instinct.
CATurday doesn’t mean less meowing and more sleeping. With the proper stoking of their primal urges, cats maintain an optimal level of health without becoming nuisance hunters among your local wildlife.
Did we mention that the best-evolved creatures on Earth are adorable and make great companions?
Cats are simply the best!
Not only do they make for cuddly, huggable buddies, but they’ve got style and personality too.
Think about it: cats spend most of their days snoozing away in cozy spots around the home, rarely making a mess, always well-dressed with their soft fur coats.
Who could ask for more from an animal companion?
They may be independent, but cats love humans just as much, evidenced by their penchant for purring after a good tussle with your hand or some friendly scratches between their ears. TCats give “adorable” a whole new meaning!
In conclusion, cats make the perfect house pet because they’re low-maintenance, independent, clean and active. Not to mention, they’re also unbelievably cute and cuddly.
If you’re looking for a loyal companion that will provide you with endless hours of entertainment and love, then look no further than your local animal shelter – there’s sure to be a cat waiting for you there.