If you’re a dog person who wants to drop a deuce on this post, let me say one thing—I like dogs too. I’m an equal opportunity pet owner. However, cats are my favorite, and here are ten reasons why:

They are Independent (Mostly)
Dogs are cool, but they're a lot of work. You need to take them on walks. You need to play with them. You need to spend time with them. You need to buy them new rawhides every once in awhile. With cats, you get a string, put food in their dish, and show them where their litter-box is—and they’re GOOD. They’re like the strong, independent woman (or man) of the animal world, you know?

It's Special When They Want to Hang Out
Because cats are so independent, it’s a special occasion when they actually want to spend time with you. While this can be annoying at times, (like when they climb on top of your laptop whilst trying to work on things) it is adorable when they do it, so you can’t be mad at them for long.

You Don't Need to Go Hunting for Poop
Dogs, you have to go on what seems like a bomb-squad job (think The Hurt Locker, but instead of blowing up if you don't find the goods, you step in dog crap, and can drag it around your house if you don't realize it) to find all the little gifts they left for you in your yard. With cats, you go to the litter-box. There you will find the poop you are seeking.

Cats are the sassiest animals on the planet, and that cracks me up. They don’t put up with your crap, and scowl at you when you do something they don’t like. Another great word for this would be, “cattitude”. The sass of cats is unparalleled, and makes them some of the funniest animals on the planet.

Purring is Weird, in a Cool Way
Purring is an incredibly comforting sound, and means that your cat is happy. What’s CRAZY about purring, however, is we have NO IDEA HOW CATS DO IT. We know it involves their larynx and diaphragm, but we can’t explain the noise that they make. Not only this, but there’s a hypothesis that cats not only purr because they’re happy, but they also purr to REGENERATE THEIR BONES like they’re freaking Wolverine or something. *insert Hugh Jackman screaming here*

Watching Them Fall is Hilarious
Try to watch THIS and not laugh. It makes me crack up every time. The funniest part about watching a cat fall, is how they act like nothing happened after they completely eat it. "Oh...no...I meant to fall down."

They're Associated with Bond Villains
The most known evil cat would be Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s cat, the villain from the James Bond series, in Bond video games and movies. 

They Do Really Odd Things
My cat Fluffy would take a nap every night from 9pm to midnight with her face in a corner. I have no idea why she did this, but it was one of her quirks—and all cats have them. My first cat Tigger used to sit like a person sometimes with her legs spread, sitting up. Currently, my cat Luna REALLY loves bubbles. She doesn't attack them, but meows and sniffs the ground when they pop. After they pop, she'll paw at you until you blow more bubbles. Weird.

Disgusting? Yes. Awful to clean up? Absolutely. BUT, did you know that cats have hooks on their tongue (which is why it slightly feels like sandpaper if they lick you)? Because of this, hair gets caught on their tongue when they groom themselves, eventually making a ball of hair in their stomach that can’t pass through the digestive system, making them have to get rid of it in a different way. This kills any dignity or their false act of looking like they have it together, which is hilarious in it’s own gross way—which is why hairballs made this list.

Kitten Videos
Kitten videos are awesome. You can waste hours on YouTube watching them if you allow yourself. (Here’s one of my favorites. You’re welcome)

Hopefully you now have a better appreciation of cats after this post, or your heart isn’t hardened against cats anymore.