worst aspects of cat ownership

It's great that your cat got a mouse, but you don't need to see the prize. The same goes for birds, rats, shrews, and other prey.

No matter the breed, vet bills may skyrocket. Even healthy cats have accidents, and they need immunizations, microchips, and worming medicines.

We're glad the cat has a place to do its business, but a litter box is an open, unflushed toilet that needs frequent cleaning to avoid smelling like a public restroom.

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Cats love to scratch furniture, whether it's a newly upholstered sofa or a freshly painted door frame. Boredom, stress alleviation, exercise, or territorial scent-marking are bad for clean homes. 

Cats are good for fleas. Outdoor cats are more susceptible to fleas, which are difficult to eradicate. Even when the adults die, hundreds of eggs survive in corners, crannies, and carpets. 

Cats scratch instinctively to maintain their claws and mark territory because they have smell glands on their paws. However, when they sharpen their claws on humans—even their beloved owner—something is wrong

After trying scrambled egg muffins at a nearby restaurant, I made this morning egg muffin recipe my husband likes better. Pretty, hearty, and enjoyable to serve.

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