In key moments of happiness and growth in our lives, it is important that we share our joy and growth with others – particularly a vulnerable, domesticated animal that will love you unconditionally for the next fifteen years. Here are five watershed moments in your life that you absolutely MUST mark with a cat:
Cat #1 – You Get Your Own Apartment
Congrats, you’ve done it! Your hard work has paid off and you’re finally making enough money to get that one-bedroom you’ve always wanted. What better way to fill that silence with the pitter-patter of little cat feet, soothing the unexpected loneliness that comes along? That is, only until Mr. Right comes knocking at your door. At that point, Kitten might grow a bit lonely.
Cat #2 – To Keep Cat #1 Company
Nothing can wear on a cat’s fragile psyche quite like a sense of listlessness caused by separation anxiety as you spend six nights a week at your boyfriend’s apartment. And when you’re already putting in 60-hour weeks at the office, the last thing you need is the feeling of rejection from your new best friend. Use the buddy system!
Cat #3 – After a Bad Breakup
When it turns out that your Mr. Right was just another Mr. This Week, look at it as an opportunity. You’ll have extra time to pursue your own interests! Celebrate this new independence by adopting another cat. Soon, you’ll realize that this is the best thing that could’ve happened to you.
Cat #4 – The Bodega Was Closed When You Went to Buy More Ice Cream After the Breakup
Hey – you know what? You are a powerful, independent woman, but there are some things you just can’t control. And that’s okay. You can always reaffirm your ability to control things by picking up the questionably housebroken cat that’s been sitting outside the bodega.
Cat #5 – You’ve Gained A Significant Amount of Weight
Do not let a silly thing like your appearance and health derail you from your path to happiness. You’re a woman who’s unafraid of tackling obstacles head-on. Now that you’re finally over Mr. Wrong, start your new fitness regimen with brisk walk around the block and while you’re there, why not pick up a new cat to mark the occasion of your renewed commitment to getting out of the house.
Bonus Cat #6 – Having an Odd Number of Cats is Unlucky
Self-explanatory. And why not?!
Knowing when it’s time to let a furry friend into your life is different for everyone, But if you follow your heart during these key moments in your life, your cup will be overflowing with love from your small army of felines. Get ready for a happy and fulfilling life!