25 Adorable Photos Prove Why Your Kids Need A Cat

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Dogs are known as the best family pets, but cats can be puurrfect family pets too! Unfortunately, cats often get a bad rep for no good reason.  Growing up, I had a pet cat I dressed up, cuddled and played school with long before my parents finally gave in and bought me a dog.

Truth be told, my cat was a far better sport about all of my shenanigans than my little dog turned out to be. My dog decided she liked hanging out with my parents more than I (maybe it had something to do with making her jump obstacle courses like a horse), but my cat was my loyal friend till the very end.

A kind kitty can make the best pal for kids. Just make sure your cat is well trained and your kid knows how to properly handle a cat before you leave them alone together, otherwise a scratch or two might ensue. There are some fears regarding the risk of infection from a cat scratch, but this is pretty rare. If you have an indoor cat with a clean liter box you have little to worry about.

These adorable photos prove why your kids need a cat!

1. Cat Swing

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Photo Credit: Andrey Volobuev

2. Headbutts = Friends Furever

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3. Crafty Kitty

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Photo Credit: Alina Mayboroda

4. No Need To Cry Over Spilled Milk

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Photo Credit: imgur.com

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5. A Little Extra Warmth

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6. Copy Cat

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Photo Credit: imgur.com

7. La La La, Life With Cat Is Good

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Photo Credit: Natasha Perfenova

8. Better Together

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Photo Credit: Elena Shumilova

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9. Come On, You Can Do This, It’s Just A Bath

Secret thought of cat: I hope he doesn’t think I’m going in there with him…

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10. Snuggle Time

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11. The Puuurrfect Pillow

Warm, soft and full of love

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12. The Cutest Kiss Of All

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Photo Credit: MrShutterbug

13. Neighborhood Watch In Full Force

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Photo Credit: imgur.com

14. Sugar Rush

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Photo Credit: Andrey Volobuev

15. When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Cat

No, seriously, I want to be a cat… they get to sleep like all day!

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Photo Credit: animalfriends.org.uk

16. Cat Got Your Head!

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Photo Credit: Josh 

17. Put Your Palm In My Paw

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Photo Credit: imgur.com

18. Baby Like What Baby See

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Photo Credit: Elena Shumilova

19. Oh My, What A Rough Tongue You Have!

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Photo Credit: Daily Inspiration 

20. Cat Pile!

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21. Pretty Pals

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Photo Credit: Elena Shumilova

22. Cat Napping

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Photo Credit: Gianluca Camasta

23. Just A Regular Fun-Filled Day In The Playroom

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Photo Credit: Sadie Madrid

24. Who Are YOU?

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Photo Credit: catster.com

25. Young Love

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(h/t: BoredPanda)