Cats are like roommates because they’re independent. Dogs are more like kids who are dependent on you. Much like roommates, cats won’t pay the rent, pick up after themselves, or contribute to the well being of the household in any way except by lounging around.

While cats behave differently than dogs, you can read their body language to determine how they feel. The above infographic helps anyone see how their cat feels at any given moment. In general, as long as you devote your life to caring for your cat, your cat will be happy. The moment you stop to think about yourself, your cat will be unhappy, so do the right thing and think of your cat all the time. Your cat will thank you for your consideration.

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