I brought home my two little fur babies a month ago, and they’ve been the greatest addition to my life so far. However, there are some things that Chuck and Barry do that makes my life, as a college student, exponentially harder. Here are some of those things.
1. They won’t let you do your homework
Here’s a picture of Chuck pawing at my hand so I can’t do my French homework. You know the drill: kitties love to walk all over your laptop, demand your attention, play with your pencil while you’re writing, sit on your notebook. They make it difficult to get anything done.
2. They hold your things hostage
Cats attach themselves to strange things, and prefer to sleep on top of even stranger ones. For whatever reason, Barry and Chuck love laying down on my backpack. Once they’re plopped down there, they’ll cry for attention and refuse to move.
3. They keep you up all night
Cats are independent, but sometimes they need attention, and that just happens to be around six a.m. when the normal college student is nowhere near ready to wake up. I’m often woken up in the middle of the night to a kitty crying, and the only way to stop the crying is to pet them. A lot.
4. Being a mom takes time
Cleaning the litter box, going to the store to buy food, taking the kitties to the vet, breaking up the occasional cat fight…it all takes a lot of time, and you have to find that time somewhere.
5. You don’t want to get out of bed in the morning
College students don’t want to get out of bed in the morning to begin with, but when this is what you’re waking up to, how could you ever leave?
6. You spend all day missing your cats
Sitting in class, all you think is “I want to go snuggle my kitties right now” and “I hope they didn’t get into the paper towels again.” It’s hard to concentrate!
Walking through the door at the end of a long day on campus is the absolute best. Oftentimes, I joke about how I’m going to drop out of college and be a full-time cat mom. I’m kidding. Kind of.
My cats are the best part of my life, but they make being a college student so hard sometimes! Tell me about your struggles with being a cat parent.