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15 things you should be ready for when you visit a house with cats

Anna is a lifestyle writer who spends way too much time with her two dogs. When she is not writing, she is probably gardening, reading, tripping over dog toys, or trying to acquire more farm animals than she really needs.

Expect the unexpected when you're at the home of a cat lover

Visiting a house with cats might not seem like a big deal unless you have allergies. Cats are small, after all, and they are not nearly as intimidating or attention-demanding as dogs are, so there really isn't anything you need to worry about, right?

Wrong. Visiting a house with cats is full of unforeseen hazards. Here is what you need to know before you set a foot through that front door.

1. Literally nothing is sacred to cats

Including your yoga routine.

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2. You will have to share the spotlight

Your host's cats will always be center stage, no matter how funny, important or emotionally moving your story is.

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More: 4 reasons your cat-free friends are judging you

3. Things can get weird

You really didn't want to know the truth about the hair product your host uses.

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4. Be ready for surprises

Grabbing a drink is always risky.

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5. Watch your stuff

Once you get a drink, never leave it unattended.

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More: 5 things people get wrong about cat ladies

6. Just be ready for anything

Never leave your food unattended either.

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7. Cats are sneaky

Ever wonder where the term "cat burglar" came from? Leave any sensitive material at home, and hide your valuables in a safe location.

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8. They show up where you least expect them to

Look twice before you sit down.

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More: 25 random cat behaviors finally explained

9. All feet are fair game

Wear protective shoes at all times to prevent against unwarranted cat attacks.

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10. Beds are better left unmade

If you're an overnight guest, making your bed will prove very, very challenging. Your host will understand if you just give up.

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11. Cats can be scary

You never know what will be waiting for you in the shower.

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12. They can also be funny

You will see things you don't understand. Just laugh and move on.

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13. They "knead" you

Cats love to knead, and they're not afraid to try it out on you. Your host will find it adorable no matter how alarming the experience is for you.

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14. They may try to come home with you

Double check your luggage for stowaways before you leave.

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15. They grow on you

By the time you go, you and the cat will be besties, and you will be subscribed to their social media accounts.

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Visiting a friend with cats is an experience you won't forget. Life with cats is many things, but it is never boring, so make sure you are mentally and physically prepared for the adventure ahead of you.

Expect the unexpected when you're at the home of a cat lover
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