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10 reasons why cats make the most utterly adorable pets

Cat sitting on cat bed cat-happy
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Cats are often labelled as being uncaring, aloof and even un-affectionate. However, the reality couldn't be more different as these adorable photos show.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 07/01/2021, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23

'Dogs have owners, cats have staff' is a well-known saying that cat owners understand all too well. Cats certainly make up their own rules and pretty much do what they want. After all, that's why we love them.

But our feline friends do get a bad rap. Many non-cat people think cats are nowhere near as affectionate as our canine companions and don't care about their humans. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Check out these 10 reasons why cats are utterly adorable:

Cats love their owners and want to make sure they know it

I am in danger of being nuzzled to death from r/cats

They look at you with love (even if you don't always see it)

She stares at me like this when I’m not looking. I caught her doing it and took this photo and she demanded huge cuddles afterward 🧡 from r/Catsmirin

Cats are utterly adorable. Pure and simple.

After 3 years of not living with a cat, my partner and I finally got a kitten. Reddit, Meet Mabel from r/aww

Cats know who they should spend the rest of their lives with

I work in remote areas as a geologist. Was leaving my camp this morning and heard mewing. Turned and this little fella followed me and climbed me and promptly fell asleep. I think I’ve been chosen. World, meet Spud. He’s asleep in my field lab now after wet food and water. from r/aww

Cats will form instant bonds with every member of the family, especially the human kittens

Just picked her up yesterday... instant best friends from r/aww

Cats don’t forget what their owners have done for them and show their appreciation in their own special way

We let him come inside during hurricane Harvey, he hasn’t left. from r/cats

Cats will show you their love by giving you the privilege of rubbing their tummies

My little girl enjoying some belly rubs from r/Catsmirin

Cats are great listeners

Obsessed with his daddy from r/Catsmirin

Cats make purrfect best friends

Bailey loves being on the bed with us. He was gently gripping my leg with his claws while giving me that look from r/Catsmirin

Cats have never forgotten that they were worshipped as Gods by the Egyptians

20 years old and still knows she’s the queen from r/cats

Check out our tips on how to bond with your cat.

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