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Apr 30, 2014

Why Raising Cats is Just Like Raising Kids

Are you one of those high-horse parents? The type who's always telling your childless friends that they can't possibly imagine what it's like to have kids? The type who insists that "You think you don't want any now, but just you wait and see"? The type who rolls their eyes when your friend compares raising their cat to raising a child?

Well, stop it right now. I have two ten-year-old cat-daughters and one five-year-old human-son, and I'm here to tell you that my decade of research has yielded the following results:

Raising cats and raising kids are totally the same thing.

Oh, sure, there are little differences. You can leave a cat alone all weekend, there's that. But it balances out when you take into account how much easier it is to potty train cats than is is to train children. And just look at all the similarities:

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