They always say a dog is man’s best friend, but where does that leave the felines? A woman’s best friend? Well… we’ll take it! 🙋🙋🙋 Cos’ while a dog might be great at warding off burglars, fetching your slippers, or forcing you to get dat arse off the couch and go for a jog [which let’s be honest, normally means popping them in the car and going to the nearest dog park so they can bloody well take themselves for a run], we’re throwing it out there – cats have it in the bag when it comes to best friend status.
In fact, we’re so much in team cat that we’d be willing to ditch our ACTUAL best friend just for a piece of these fluff balls. #sorrynotsorry. Below, we take a look at all the reasons why a cat is better than a best friend. And yep, happy for you to call me a cat lady. Owning it.
THE FIGHT FOR AFFECTION
Your cat will ALWAYS put you first – above family, boyfriends, friends, you name it… your cat is always going to be there for you (unless you go away and leave it behind, and then be prepared for the cold shoulder for at least an hour… but you know you deserve it). There’s no party invitation that seems like a better offer than your planned trip to the movies, there’s no last-minute hot Tinder date that she just HASSSSS to go on (“What if it’s love??”… My guess is, it’s not), and no grandma being sick so she has to go to the hospital (is it just me, or does there seem to be a lot of sick grandmas/aunties/children out there). Nope, you are number one. Numero uno.
Best friend: 3
I don’t know about you, but I seem to have a bottomless pit for a stomach. I want ALLLL the food, and I don’t want to share. You get yours, I’ll get mine – and everybody’s happy. [And yes, I do realise that an entire block of Dairy Milk chocolate is a bit extreme for one, but that’s my life choice and I’m living with it]. The good this is that all of this works fine for a cat. While they may show a slight interest in your fish and chips, they tend to be pretty content as long as you give them some of that smelly tinned food with a side of full cream milk. Plus, you don’t have to take into account any gluten, dairy, vegan-related dietary restrictions when it comes to your cat… Sold.
Best friend: 5
All of the cuddles, all of the time. Even when you’re a disgusting snotty mess… Or it’s 3am and you had a bad dream… Or someone you like on Bachelor just got sent packing and you need to hug it out…
Best friend: 2
With a cat, you really have no qualms if it goes over to your boyfriend and sits on his lap. You even don’t mind when it gives him a bit of a lick and gets a pat in return. Let’s just say that it’s not quite the same when your best friend does the same…
Best friend: 0
Words by Yelena Fairfax.