You will have a use for all of your empty boxes. No more worrying about breaking a wrist, much less fingernail, trying to tear them apart to put in the recycling bin.
All feline friends are self-grooming members of your family. You will never have to worry about nagging them to wash their fur. Although, some are a little more obsessive about their appearance than others. Gracie would never let a small thing like the invasion of a frog into her home deter her from making sure the fur on her back legs was spotless. On the other hand, Benjamin Bunny will run around the house with spots of fur sticking straight up in the air if he hears a toilet flushing clear across the other side of the house.
All feline friends come equipped with an automatic human calming device. The PURR works on humans of all ages, temperments, and sizes. But beware, it is addictive. You may find yourself unable to move away from your cat until her PURR deactivates.
A feline friend will ensure the reduction of insects (and in my case amphibians) in your house. Although you may discover that you become much more adept at solving puzzles after finding various parts of insects laying around who were foolish enough to sneak inside your home. Gracie and Benjamin Bunny tend to play a little to roughly with the insects (and occasional amphibian) who foolishly sneak into my house. Consequently, I sometimes have to put pieces back together in order to figure out what each invader used to be. Of course, the number of insect and amphibian invaders entering my house is probably greater than most of yours since I live in a nature preserve.
A feline friend can be a great help when you are decorating your house. If something doesn't look right on a shelf, they will dutifully remove it for you without even being asked. When we moved into our current house, Benjamin Bunny took it upon himself to redecorate several shelves in the floor-to-ceiling bookcases located in the family room. At first I didn't fully appreciate his efforts, but eventually we reached an artistic compromise.
Until next time, remember...
Shall we all open our heart to be a forever home for lost pets.
- Martha Steward