Typically, dogs reign as the best animal companion for guys, but a recent survey found that men are favoring cats more these days.According to the Pet Food Manufacturers' Association, the label of "man's best friend" now belongs to these fuzzy felines, as the number of cat owners rose to 8 million in Britain — a 500,000 jump from last year.In other words, posing with your pet will probably land you a hot date. Cats Protection's Social Media Manager, Gemma Croker suggests that male celebrities like Ed Sheeran and Macklemore are sharing their love of cats on social media, and that may be what's contributing to a high increase in male cat owners.Croker said, "Cats have always been on social media but we have definitely noticed more men openly expressing their love for their feline friends."The evidence below certainly supports Croker's hypothesis."It is possible that [male celebrities and their cats] may have triggered an increase in popularity for cats among the general male population, which is great news for re-homing cats," Croker added.I once had to treat a terrier that had a similar reaction whenever she moved from shade into bright sunlight. CB wrote to me describing how she came home to find her Westie in an agitated state.The ophthalmologist’s conclusion was that she was being startled by internal reflections caused by ageing changes in her eye. She finally discovered a plug-in fragrance diffuser was causing the problem.
So what's causing the sudden influx of guys purchasing Meow Mix by the bundle, you ask?Sam, our 13-year-old cocker spaniel, has developed an odd habit when out on walks: he suddenly stops and rears his head back as if he has walked into a cobweb or a sheet of glass. I suggest you take him to a veterinary ophthalmologist for a detailed examination of his eyes.He pauses, then walks on, only to do it again a few moments later. Bring the video along so you can demonstrate exactly what Sam is doing.It isn’t Tinder or either, your dream companion can be found at Pets At Home or a BARK shelter.Owning a cat is one of the most satisfying things you can ever experience – guaranteed. So girls, if you think you want a guy then try a cat out first.The results of this survey sounds like a win-win situation for everyone involved.These cats get a home, and guys have a better chance of meeting a fine young lady.You aren’t inadvertently triggering something more than you can be bothered with like when spooning a human. And when they’re over it, they’ll come back for a hug and all is well again. In fact, a cat snore is more like a squeaky purr and you could listen to it for hours. If a cat wants something, then they will ask for it. There will never be a time when you’re doing it wrong or hitting the wrong spot. Your partner is not guaranteed to be as self aware of their own hygiene. A partner hassling you when you’re busy is VERY annoying. Cats like bonding time and love spending time playing. Science proves that just their presence can relieve your tension and a cat always knows when you’re feeling low and comes and cuddles you. You can leave them for an entire day and they won’t give you a hard time over where you’ve been, who you’ve been with or how you aren’t looking after their needs. They will headbutt their dish or meow loudly and it is easily sortable. They have their litter tray, you have your own toilet and everyone can live in freedom and harmony. Ask your partner to sit and watch a programme with you that you like and you have a real battle on your hands. A partner meanwhile can, more often than not, be the cause of the stress. And boys if you’re on the hunt for a frisky cat then make it the feline kind.Here are the 14 indisputable reasons why cats win every time. Cats will give attention without making a fuss about it.