People? Meh. We could take 'em or leave 'em. But if you try to separate us from our beloved kitties, you're cruising for a bruising.
OK, OK, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration — there are a handful of people in our lives we could never live without (hi, grandma!), but it's also true that our tried-and-true BFFs are our cats. Sure, they can be sassy, standoffish, bratty, territorial and a little stinky, but isn't that true for us all? Cats are unapologetic and own it — which is probably why we love them so dang much. Let's not forget the fact that they make amazing rainy-day cuddle buddies. Plus, they're cute as hell to boot.
There's nothing like the relationship you have with your cat, and these quotes sum it up perfectly.
Originally published July 2015. Updated September 2017.