Cats Make the Perfect Pet Essay

962 Words Jun 15th, 2011 4 Pages
Lisa Martin
English 1101
Essay #4
Cats make the perfect pet I have heard the old saying that dogs are man’s best friend. I don’t know much about dogs, but I do know a lot about cats. I have had a cat as a pet for at least 30 years. They are wonderful and I know I will always have one in my life. I think cats make the perfect pet because they are self sufficient, intelligent, and good companions. The first reason I think that cats make the perfect pet is because they are self sufficient. Cats can take care of themselves. When we take cats into our homes as pets, they don’t require much attention. Another good example of why cats are self sufficient is because they are clean animals and they bathe themselves quite
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For example, my cat knows how to turn on the faucet to get a drink of fresh water. The only problem is that he has not quite figured out how to turn the faucet off. He is smart, and I know he will eventually figure it out. One more example of a cat’s intelligence is the fact that they have their own language and they have a wide vocabulary. Cats communicate with other cats, and cats communicate with humans too. A good example of this communication is the fact that my cat has several different meows. Over time he has taught me what they each mean. He has a short meow for food, and he has a very loud meow he uses when he wants to go outside on the porch. Another example of a cat’s intelligence is that some cats have a sixth sense. They can tell if someone is sick or upset. My mother told me the story of a cat living in a nursing home that could sense death. The cat would go around and visit the patients in the nursing home. If the cat stopped and stayed in a patient’s room death was imminent. The nursing staff would contact the patient’s family and inform them of the situation. Within a few hours the patient would be dead. The cat has accurately predicted seven deaths. It is obvious that cats are very intelligent animals. The third reason I think that cats make the perfect pet is because they are good companions. When we feel down, frustrated, or irritated a cat can come up to us and wrap around our leg or curl up in our lap

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