5 Sayings Cat Owners Don’t Want To Hear

Every cat owner knows: cats are the most wonderful creatures in the world. It’s just strange that there are still people who have a different opinion and have to rub this in the face of cat lovers with stupid jokes. The following comments will probably drive anyone who loves cats crazy.

If you are visiting a cat owner or cat lover, but don’t like the adorable velvet paws yourself, you should save yourself a few jokes. Cat owners simply don’t want to hear comments that are brimming with clichés. These sayings are best avoided by cat enemies out of tact:

“I Prefer Dogs, They Are Nicer”

Some people seem to think that you can have dogs and cats at the same time. One of the sayings such people use to identify themselves is “I like dogs better”. The justification is then usually a collection of prejudices that dogs are friendlier, more good-natured, more loyal, or more loving than cats. Every cat owner knows: this is nonsense.

Often, such convinced “dog people” simply have not had any experience with cats and do not know how to interpret their body language. A slow blink of the furry nose is then misinterpreted as a contemptuous look, although the kitty has just smiled friendly. Or signals are missed that the cat is uncomfortable and ready to attack. If it then scratches or bites, it is sudden and unexpected for the other person.

“Do Cats Ever Do Anything Other Than Lying Around?”

This question is annoying because it implies that cats are boring pets and that anyone who likes cats is boring too. If the saying comes from someone you love very much, you can reply that cats are predominantly nocturnal animals that rest a lot during the day. This is even more noticeable in outdoor cats, who can let off steam outside, than in indoor cats, who live out their wild five minutes and their playful mood in their own four walls. If the joker is someone who often annoys you with precocious comments, a tight “yes” is enough as an answer.

“What Are You Going To Do With the Cat When the Baby Comes?”

Anyone who is expecting a child as a cat owner occasionally has to listen to well-meaning sayings like this: “What happens to the cat when the baby is here?” As a rule, the question is not meant to be malicious, but also shows a lack of experience with cats, especially in combination with babies and small children. Anyone who asks like this cannot imagine that pets and babies can grow up together. However, it is very possible if you plan ahead and take a few precautions.

“Cats Are Sneaky & Unpredictable”

Cat owners often hear this saying in connection with a hymn of praise for the loyalty and good nature of dogs. It is unfair and nonsensical to accuse animals of being evil, because dogs, cats, and other animals do not think in moral terms. This means that if an animal reacts aggressively, it is not “evil”, but feels threatened in some way or disturbed in its well-being. When aggressive behavior in cats comes across as seemingly unpredictable, the subtle warning signs of cat language have gone unnoticed.

“Animal Doesn’t Care About You As a Cat Owner”

A persistent prejudice against cats is that they don’t care for their owners and just appreciate a roof over their heads and regular food. However, sayings aimed in this direction almost never come from cat owners or cat lovers themselves, but from people who do not know cats. Otherwise, they would know that the furry friends have a whole range of tokens of love for their favorite people and can obviously close their cat owners in their little hearts. However, the feline personality can determine how attached the furry friends are to their humans and how clearly they show their affection.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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