When a person begins to consider getting a pet, often the first decision is “dog or cat”. Dogs require more hands on attention, require being able to go in and outside and back again multiple times a day, and need quite a bit of interaction to keep them entertained and happy. Cats on the other hand, are much more self-sufficient. Frankly, they tend to be more of a hands off pet overall, with the perks of snuggles and purring. Cats tend to go from one extreme to another multiple times a day, wanting to smugly look at you from across the room but then being quite affectionate at other times.
But, what you don't know when you choose a cat, is that while you may see yourself as the head of your household, once you have a cat, the cat really runs the show. You may look at that fuzzy bundle on your lap and think that you are the leader, but in reality, you are the servant of the cat.
You know you belong to a cat if you see some (or all) of these signs:
Your cat decides when it’s time to eat
Your cat lets you know when he wants to eat, and not only are you aware of his signals, but you actually comply with them, no matter the time! You may want to sleep in on the weekend, but if your cat decides that breakfast is at 6AM, then that is what you do. You may have tried to deter your cat from his schedule, but he is persistent and will give you no peace until you give in and accommodate his wants.
You find cat hair everywhere
Cat hair is now an accessory. When you own a cat, you find cat hair everywhere. You expect it on the cat bed and maybe even your clothing, but that is really just the beginning. You will find it in your food, your purse, basically everywhere you can imagine. You have been marked as owned by your cat.