There’s more to caring for a cat than just giving it food and water along with a litter box. You need to make sure your cat stays healthy as well, and that requires constant maintenance.
You may need to brush your cat regularly and keep fur from matting up. If your cat gets too dirty, you may need to give it a bath. For those people who don’t have enough problems in their lives, they may also want to try brushing their cat’s teeth on a regular basis just to see how long their cat will tolerate their existence afterwards.
Caring for a cat means constant maintenance because cats are needy little creatures that are willing to suck the life out of you as they empty your bank account. Then again, that’s what makes cats so lovable in the first place.