These are the worst things about living with a cat according to almost 6,000 people most of whom I would think living in the United States….
Don’t get a cat! For me I don’t see living with a cat in this way. I don’t think about the worst things or even things that might get in the way of my relationship with my cat. I accept it all as part of the deal. All my cat’s behavior is acceptable because it is part of what he is and I agreed to accept everything about him when I adopted him.
I don’t think it is sensible to relate to your cat in this way, looking at the negatives or even the positives. Total acceptance is the key as it smooths the way for a harmonious relationship.
I’ll briefly comment on the top four:
Cat hair – Even though it is around the apartment, the only place I see cat hair, and want to remove it, is on my bed. I use a special brush every morning to pick it off the bed. It is a velvet brush with the nap pointing in one direction. This is very effective in getting the hair off the bed and it is silent so it does not disturb my cat. In fact, he plays with the brush.
Scratching Furniture – once again it is a case of accepting this possibility at the outset. If a person adopts a cat certain things come with the territory and it is best to get that right beforehand. Then there are no worst things about living with a cat.
Inappropriate urination – the only time I have encountered this is when my cat was ill with cystitis. If it is not due to ill health, which is normally fixable, it will most likely be due to the cat’s owner: wrong litter, wrong place for litter, stress due to multicat household or absence of owner etc. that sort of thing. This is a problem that can be resolved fairly easily
Scooping litter box – this never bothered me in the slightest. I can do it in about 60 seconds and to a good standard because I have been doing it for decades! If this bothers someone it is a shame because it should not.
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