7 signs that your cat is basically your child
Embrace it. Own your parenthood.
1. You call yourself "mom" or "dad".
Does this sound familiar? “Hewwo lil guy, give Mumma loves. Fluffypants, go see Daddy. Go see Daddy. Good boy.”
You have gone full-on baby-talking, mushy love on it. Your friends and family look at you oddly, but you don't care. That's your baby.
2. You flood your social media with cat-related content.
"Don't you hate it when parents just flood your feed with pics of their kids? Annoying right?" as I load another picture of my cat showing her fluffy belly.
Look back at your Instagram. If there are more than two cat posts visible on your profile page at once, you are a full-blown cat parent.
Or maybe your cat has an Instagram account of its own, where you post a million photos with captions, as if the cat itself is literally pawing away at your phone, typing out its very sophisticated thoughts. The cat has more followers than you do. So there’s that.
3. You use your cat as an excuse to get out of socializing.
Co-worker: “Hey, my friend just texted me. She’s at a bar downtown, and Leonardo DiCaprio just walked in. Let’s go.”
You: “Oh, tonight? Sorry, I can’t. I haven’t been home all day, and Fuzzy Bear hasn’t been fed since 6 am. Can you imagine how hungry he is? Oh, my poor baby. I have to go home right now. Maybe some other time.”
You miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime and don’t even care. Meanwhile, your co-worker is stunned into silence.
4. You don’t even mind the dirty work of having a cat.
Scooping the litter box? It’s really just part of your routine now. You don’t even notice the cat smell.
What cat smell? Just the one that now permeates through your entire home, the one you carry out into the world on your clothes, skin and hair. But you don’t even mind anymore. It’s the price you pay for having the most perfect little furry angel at home.
5. Your home is filled with boxes, cat trees, and blankets just for your fur baby.
You see families with human children and their living room is covered with toys, children blankets, stuffed animals and what not. So messy right?
While you have random cardboard boxes and cat trees throughout your home so your kitty can run around in their own private jungle. Because, you know, that's your baby.
6. There's no such thing as privacy anymore... and you accept it.
Want to spend some time in the bathroom uninterrupted? Maybe have your girlfriend/boyfriend come over to have a romantic night in? Or maybe you just want to sleep in because you've had a few too many drinks the night before?
Welp, if you have kids, or a cat, that's gone. They're in your face and they both want attention at the most inconvenient times.
But, that's just part of the job of being a parent... a cat parent.
7. You brag about your cat’s accomplishments.
It’s just like when your parents bragged about your first step, your wonderful significant other or what college you went to. Except when you do it, you’re just bragging that your cat hasn’t gotten poop in its fur in weeks, or that it finally figured out that the elusive red light comes from the laser pointer.
Tiny things that may seem unimpressive to your non-cat parent friends are epic victories to you. Queen Snowball finally responds to her name when she feels like it? Yes.
At the end of the day, you’re gaining valuable experience that will put you miles ahead of your friends when it comes time to have human children. That is, if you can find someone who loves you despite your crazy cat-loving tendencies to actually have a human child with.
via Elite Daily
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