Are you looking for an animal to adopt? Do you want an animal you can cuddle with? Do you want a playful animal? If your answer is yes to all these questions, then a cat or kitten if the perfect animal for you!
Some people don’t like cats because they scratch and bite. But that only happens if you try to do something to it that it does not like. “I don’t understand why people don’t like cats.” says 7th grader Alana Ukperaj, “just wait for them to warm up to you, then they will be friendly with you.”
A cat or kitten is playful and you can cuddle with it all you want! “Cats are very interesting animals,” says 4th grader Mazie Pascelle. “It’s cool how you can train a cat and teach it cool things!” Cats are not just boring animals that do nothing all day. Cats play, run – they can be trained! Some even people take their cats on walks!
Did you know that a cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance? Cats come in many species too; there are over 50 breads to choose from, including the Bombay and the American curl and even a Munchkin. Also, cats can make about 100 different sounds but dogs can only make 10. Cats also sleep a lot. In fact, cats spend two thirds of their life sleeping. So if your cat has been alive for nine years, then it has only been awake for three years of those nine years! One reason that kittens sleep so much is that a growth hormone is released only during sleep, so to grow, they have to sleep.
We’d like to leave you with one more reason to get a cat, from second grader Bonnie Ukperaj: “You should get a cat because they are adorable and fuzzy.”