Tired of the term millennial (most agree this defines those born anywhere between 1982 and 2004) yet?
According to a study performed by Purina Pet Foods, 57 percent of millennials consider their feline friends as important as the humans in their lives and 86 percent consider their cats to be a loyal companion. Read more from that study here!
Reasons I personally think “my generation” has a fond place in their heart for having cat companions:
1. Many of us are waiting longer to have kids these days, for some of the following reasons:
-Paying college debt off (because getting a decent job without extended education is getting more and more difficult)
-Settling down later
-Focusing on a career first
-Cats are less attention-needing than children, (lez be honest) so numerous young professionals have cats as their roommates. Besides they let you talk and don’t talk back too much!
2. Travel-independence and low maintenance
-Leaving a cat at home and having neighbor Susie come feed said cat is a whole lot easier than pawning off a dog or especially a baby for the weekend
-Although my mother would argue this, litter boxes typically can go a few days without a thorough clean unlike the puppy who needs to go potty outside or have their potty pad changed
-Millennials are more often, than generations before our time, staying in smaller apartments longer or buying small homes (maybe even a tiny house). Kitties tend to not need much space especially compared to a large dog. But as someone who has considered a tiny house, I need to know, where does the litter box go?! (Unless of course you have a kitty screened in porch or your kitty goes outside?) Blog post about 2 cats in a tiny house!
-We, 20 something year-olds, have all become the world’s best photographers. Our IPhones and high-tech Samsungs have us feelin’ like we should get paid to work from home and by “work” I mean post selfies of us laying by the pool and stuff. Cats make great photography with their piercing eyes and beautiful markings. Although, I don’t feel this is a big reason Millennials have cats, I do feel it is a reason the cat is more cherished! See what I mean…
But what am I saying? I am a cat lover and Millennial myself! I would love to hear your perspective on this, especially if you are a Millennial and feel differently than I do or are another generation and have a strong opinion!
In the mean time, listen to this song by Micah Tyler about Millennials. And yes, I can say I laughed at this song because some of it is indeed true of Ian and I. All in good fun!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a purrfect evening!