Argumentative Essay: Why Have A Cat?

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According to the story of Noah’s Ark, when mice and rats bred and infested the whole boat, Noah consulted the lion. The lion sneezed, and out popped two domestic cats, ready to go! While this is most likely not how the domestic cat was created, it goes to show that cats have been around as useful and companion animals for a very long time. Despite my mother’s oh-so-strong argument of “because I said so”, every house should have a cat because they hunt vermin, are easy to care for, and are beneficial to one’s health.

While cats can be our cuddly companions, they are also what some may refer to as “the most important animal on the farm”. This is due to the cat’s adept ability to hunt mice and other vermin, as well as its scent. According to
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“Cats are dumb!” or “dogs are cooler because WOOF WOOF!” While these are clearly turning the tides and making me feel backed in a corner, who could forget about the ever so strong… “because I said so?” Did you hear that? That’s the sound of all my researched non-logical fallacy statements turning into glass and shattering at my feet! Ha, just kidding. While I’ve argued a lot about why I should have a cat, I’ve rarely heard any actual good point against it. The strongest argument I’ve heard is the “You don’t take care of your animals!” argument. While still very unsupported, it’s the only actually half decent reason I’ve heard. Even worse, I heard it from someone who makes ME take care of THEIR animals. Shall we explore this a little further? This argument was said by my mother. When I had my cats, they were waited upon like well-known big tippers at a fancy establishment, so very well. When I had my pigeons (May they rest in peace), I was the only one taking care of them. I bought everything, I fed them every morning and had very intriguing conversations with them. Aside from me taking care of my own animals, I was also pretty much forced to take care of a large majority of my mother’s animals. At one point, she decided to keep chicken and turkey chicks in the house, because they’re “fragile and need to be inside”. Now, while this itself is bloody ridiculous, as long as she takes care of them, it shouldn’t be an issue right? Within a week or two, my brother and I were taking care of them on our own. She buys more, against our say, and we have to take care of those too, along with the chickens outside. My mother also spontaneously bought two lambs. And not just any lambs either, bottle baby lambs! They were extremely cute to start with, and as long as they take care of them- oh and look at that, suddenly I’m having to go out and feed two screeching creatures multiple times a day. At this

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