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    21 Words That Mean Something Different When You Have A Cat

    Weird to think you ever thought empty boxes were for moving.

    1. Keyboard

    What it means to non-cat people: Something you use to type on your computer.

    What it means to cat people: A heating pad for your best friend to sit on/let you know you need to stop working.

    2. Laser Pointers

    What it means to non-cat people: Something you use for fancy grown-up presentations.

    What it means to cat people: A way to lazily entertain your cat for hours.

    3. Kneading

    What it means to non-cat people: A thing you do to bread.

    What it means to cat people: One of the cutest things in the world.

    4. Shower

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    What it means to non-cat people: Basic hygienic practice for humans, usually done alone.

    What it means to cat people: Basic hygienic practice for humans, rarely done alone once a cat is let in a house.

    5. Couch

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    What it means to non-cat people: A place to rest after a long day.

    What it means to cat people: A secret treasure chest for the creature who lives with you.

    6. Naps

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    What it means to non-cat people: A nice thing you do by yourself for a little rest, if you're lucky.

    What it means to cat people: A nice thing made infinitely better by a warm cat belly.

    7. Furniture

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    What it means to non-cat people: A necessary component in making a house feel like a home.

    What it means to cat people: A scratching post.

    8. Heating Pad

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    What it means to non-cat people: A thing you can use for your aches and pains, specifically helpful for cramps if you are of the female sex.

    What it means to cat people: A cat who is very useful for you aches and pains, specifically helpful for cramps if you are of the female sex. Best to pay with treats.

    9. Lint Roller

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    What it means to non-cat people: A nifty thing for a little lint here and there.

    What it means to cat people: A LIFESAVER for all of your black clothing.

    10. Sun Beam

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    What it means to non-cat people: Spots of light from the sun.

    What it means to cat people: Where you can find your best buddy.

    11. Alarm Clock

    What it means to non-cat people: A device to wake you up in the morning.

    What it means to cat people: Your cat.

    12. New S.O.

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    What it means to non-cat people: Someone you're very excited about being in your life.

    What it means to cat people: Someone who you're tentatively excited about, grade pending on whether or not your cat approves/they are not allergic.

    13. Sink

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    What it means to non-cat people: A place to wash your hands.

    What it means to cat people: A seemingly custom-made seat for your cat.

    14. Suitcase

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    What it means to non-cat people: What you use to carry your stuff for travel.

    What it means to cat people: A place for your cat to hide/guilt you for ever leaving home without them.

    15. Holiday Decorations

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    What it means to non-cat people: A nice way to spread holiday cheer.

    What it means to cat people: Something at constant risk of being torn down or destroyed.

    16. Countertops

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    What it means to non-cat people: A place for your things.

    What it means to cat people: A place from which your things will be knocked off.

    17. Toilet Paper

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    What it means to non-cat people: A very nifty thing to wipe your butt.

    What it means to cat people: The best toy ever.

    18. Sass

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    What it means to non-cat people: Something you thought you had mastered.

    What it means to cat people: Something your cat has perfected and you wish you could catch up.

    19. Empty Boxes

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    What it means to non-cat people: Useful for storing items, especially when you move.

    What it means to cat people: A fortress/toy/joy for your cat.

    20. Window Screens

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    What it means to non-cat people: A way to keep bugs out while enjoying some fresh air.

    What it means to cat people: A thing to be destroyed by the beast who does not understand why he can't go outside.

    21. Bad Days

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    What it means to non-cat people: Days where you just feel rotten and nothing's going your way.

    What it means to cat people: Days where you feel rotten but way more bearable when you come home to your cutie.

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