There’s a saying “Cats are like potato chips – you can’t have just one.” I didn’t set out to become the head of a single-parent-multiple-pet family. It just kind of happened.
Kip was planned, but I was guilted into adopting Petie, and Haddie was a permanent foster who became official this past January after a year and a half of illegitimacy.
I’m not quite the Angelina Jolie of single pet motherhood, but still. While unscientific studies suggest three is the animal tipping point (cats or dogs) there are advantages to living in multiple pet household.
10 – More color options for crafting with cat hair (yes that’s a $220 necklace made of cat hair above).
9 – There’s always one within arms reach (theoretically).
8 – Cleaner cats.
7 – It’s like watching Animal Kingdom court side (who needs TV?!)
6 – They learn the importance of team work (to make you believe you’re losing your mind aka. hiding an avocado under your bed, one flight up from the kitchen).
5 – Endless Kodak moments.
4 – Early warning detection system (for when the carrier’s out and it’s time for the vet!)
3 – They force you to use your imagination and become flexible in order to sleep in your own bed.
2 – They each give you a special gift (Kip lets me play with the webs between his toes, Haddie with her belly and Petie gives me special loving time).
AND THE #1 REASON TO HAVE A MULTIPLE CAT HOUSE HOLD IS…
Leave a comment and tell us why you think it’s better to have more than one pet (cat or dog!).
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