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"A dog is man's best friend." That common saying may contain some truth, but dogs are not the only animal friend whose companionship people enjoy.
For many people, a cat is their best friend. Despite what dog lovers may believe, cats make excellent housepets.In the first place, people enjoy the companionship of cats.
Many cats are affectionate. They will snuggle up and ask to be petted, or scratched under the chin. Who can resist a purring cat? If they're not feeling affectionate, cats are generally quite playful.
They love to chase balls and feathers, or just about anything dangling from a string. They especially enjoy playing when their owners are participating in the game. Contrary to popular opinion, cats can be trained. Using rewards and punishments, just like with a dog, a cat can be trained to avoid unwanted behavior or perform tricks. Cats will even fetch!In the second place, cats are civilized members of the household.
Unlike dogs, cats do not bark or make other loud noises. Most cats don't even meow very often. They generally lead a quiet existence. Cats also don't often have "accidents." Mother cats train their kittens to use the litter box, and most cats will use it without fail from that time on. Even stray cats usually understand the concept when shown the box and will use it regularly.
Cats do have claws, and owners must make provision for this. A tall scratching post.