To be honest, cats can’t stay kittens fur-ever. It’s like they grow up in the blink of an eye, going from adorable little fluffballs to independent feline judges perched on their cat trees.
Every cat parent will tell you they miss the days when their cute pet cat was an even cuter kitten. We all long for those times when our cats were little bundles of joy, clumsily following us around, and craving our love and attention.
All cat parents share the same dream: that their cats stay kittens for a lot longer than they do. Here are 6 reasons why:
1. Kittens Are Simply Adorable, Just By Existing
Even if you are not a cat parent, you have to admit that kittens are extremely adorable. There’s no lie! From their cute faces, tiny paws, or chubby bodies, to the funny things they tend to do, kittens won’t fail to put a smile on your face.
2. Kittens Shadow Your Every Move
Every move you maaaake, every step you take… Your little kitten will be following you around. You just have to be careful not to accidentally step on their tiny paws.
However, as they grow older, most kittens become less clingy and more inclined to perch on their lofty cat trees, surveying your activities and passing judgment.
3. The Sweet Sound Of Kitten Meows
Kitten meows are among the top three cutest sounds in the world. When you hear your kitten calling you, it’s like a magical spell that makes you want to cuddle them nonstop.
Knowing that those sweet meows will soon turn into demanding adult ones, you yearn to savor every one of those moments to the fullest.
4. Kittens Are Pure Joy And Fun, NonStop
Kittens are bundles of joy and fun, bursting with boundless energy. They play until they drop and find entertainment in the simplest of things. They are also masters at turning everyday objects into playthings, and they always want you to join in the fun.
5. You Can’t Resist Cuddling Them… And They Won’t Run Away!
Many cat parents crave cuddles with their feline friends, but adult cats often have different ideas. Kittens, on the other hand, thrive on cuddles and affection.
Cat parents cherish these moments because, before you know it, your cuddly kitten becomes a more distant and potentially heavier cat (and having a big cat lay on you is definitely not the same fun as having a tiny kitten sleep on your chest.)
6. They Feel The Safest And Happiest By Your Side
Kittens feel safest and happiest when they’re right by your side, never wanting to leave.
Adult cats, on the other hand, have a natural instinct to protect you and might prefer to snooze beside you while you sleep. They may also venture farther away to assert their independence.
In the end, we all love the way kittens depend on us almost constantly, unlike independent adult cats. While it’s bittersweet watching them grow up, it’s all part of the journey.
We should cherish our pets in every stage of their lives, from kittenhood to their senior years. After all, if we’re good pet parents, our beloved pets will love us just the same, no matter their age.