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17 Reasons Every Twentysomething Should Adopt A Cat

There is no time like the present!

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So you're in your twenties, just out of school, and all of a sudden realizing you are on your own.

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One solution to those twentysomething blues? A CAT.

Here's why:

1. A cat will fill your empty apartment with a little bit of love and fluff and life.

2. Cat purrs are the exact type of soothing you need after long days at your entry level job.

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3. And you'll have a regular cuddle buddy, even when your love life is looking pretty desolate.

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4. In fact, cat hugs REALLY help with heartbreak. More than ice cream.

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And let's face it, your twenties are basically DEFINED by heartbreak.

5. In your stupidly busy life, your cat will be a constant.

You might not know how you're going to pay rent, but you do know that waiting at home is a kitty ready to meow until you feed him.

6. Cats are independent enough to match your ever-changing twentysomething lifestyle.

They don't need your attention 24/7, so you don't have to worry about staying at work late or visiting home for a weekend.
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They don't need your attention 24/7, so you don't have to worry about staying at work late or visiting home for a weekend.

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7. And by adopting in your twenties, you're welcoming home a friend that will see you through all the ups, downs, and everything in between.

8. This is a great time to assert your own independence and have your first pet separate from your parents, or your first pet in general.

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9. A cat holds you accountable, and helps shake that college irresponsibility.

10. And cat fur on everything will give you that extra nudge you need to actually do laundry and vacuum.

Or you'll have a new aesthetic.
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Or you'll have a new aesthetic.

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11. They're good indicators of whether or not you're ready for children.

"I have a cat, that's enough responsibility for the moment, thank you very much."
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"I have a cat, that's enough responsibility for the moment, thank you very much."

12. In general, cats make for excellent excuses--something any twentysomething ALWAYS has in their back pocket.

"Oh SHOOT! I would love to go to your improv show, but I forgot to feed my cat."

13. Having a cat means more brilliant content for Instagram.

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Don't act like you're NOT going to post a heinous amount of "look how cute my cat is" pictures.

14. Plus, a cat is endless material for those awkward lulls in first date conversations.

And if that scares your date away, WHO NEEDS 'EM?

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15. You can name your cat something ridiculous that only twentysomething you would ever consider.

16. When your professional accomplishments are lacking, you'll always have the accomplishment of saving a kitten.

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OR saving an adult cat. Because adopting adult cats is important and rewarding too!

17. And during this tumultuous time in your life, it just makes sense to have someone there to love each and every day.