TS Eliot wrote a whole book of poems called Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats that describes the uniqueness and mischievousness of the feline specifics. However, when it comes to choosing which kitten to welcome into your own life, you may not know where to start. Luckily, below you will find a helpful and lighthearted guide to picking the right puss. Keep reading for more information.
Those that want some luck
In many places in the world, different types of cat are regarded as lucky. In particular, the calico cat that is a mix of brown, black and orange, sometimes with a little white too is seen as a good luck symbol. In fact, the lucky cat statues of Japan are based on a calico cat, and due to the rarity of the males of this variety owning one is believed to beckon in good fortune into a home.
Of course, they are not the only cats that are seen to be lucky either. White and black cats are also believed to have a positive influence on luck in different places around the world. With white cats being prized in Russia, and black cats in Asia and Europe.
How can these guys not be good luck?
Although, sometimes the black cat can get a bit of bad rap and be associated with misfortune and spooky things like Halloween, yet anyone that owns one of these squishy bundles of joy knows that it’s nothing but superstition. In fact, no cat can in truth be lucky, apart from the joy they bring to your life, no matter what the color they are.
Those that have a small home
If you live in a small house or an apartment, you may be worried about getting the right size of Cat, especially if you want to keep the indoors, something that is becoming a lot more common.
Maine Coons, while gorgeous are not suited for small spaces.
With this in mind it’s a good idea to avoid some of the larger breeds such a Maine Coons, which can grow to up top a meter long, even before their first year. Instead, pick something like an American Curl, a Siamese or one of the Rex varieties as they don’t grow so big.
Those that have young kids
Folks that have young kids and want to welcome a feline into their home can sometimes struggle to decide on what sort of cat they should get. After all, cats do have a bit of a reputation for being standoffish and independent, not something that necessarily matches that well with young toddlers that want to pick them up for a cuddle all the time.
Luckily, there is a breed that is just perfect for this, and they are called Ragdolls. In fact, Ragdoll cats go limp and relax as soon as you pick them up, just like a rag doll, something that makes them perfects for families with kids, as you know they are unlikely to claws at the little ones.
Those that have allergies
Lastly, if you are an allergy suffer, but would still love a kitty in your life, don’t fret because there is a choice for you as well. It is the Sphynx breed which are hairless cats, and this characteristic means there will be hardly any dander to trigger allergies, indeed making them the most practical choice for an allergy ridden owner.
Topic: Practical Cat Choices For All Types Of Owners