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21 Reasons We Can't Help But Love Our Cats — Even When They're Jerks

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Aurora Wells/The Dodo (Reddit: Simabby)

Valentine's Day is a time to let the ones you love know that you care - but let's take a look at why we're hopelessly devoted to our cats on all 364 OTHER days of the year:

Because even though they sometimes act a bit stand-offish ...

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... Deep down they can be major softies.

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Because sometimes they REALLY want to be left alone ...

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... And other times they simply CANNOT be away from you.

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They are brave little adventurers ...

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... Who are also afraid of the vacuum cleaner.

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They are spring-loaded containers of energy ...

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... Who can chill harder than anyone around.

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Because they know how to use boxes for good ...

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... and evil.

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They can stretch very tall ...

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... or melt into a puddle.

Because they hate bath water ...

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... But, for some reason, LOVE sink water.

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They can be very helpful ...

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... And very distracting.

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They are regal and majestic creatures ...

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... occasionally.

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Because they can be mortal enemies with the dog one minute ...

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... And life-long cuddle-buddies the next.

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Most importantly, they steal our hearts because, for all their mischievous and baffling behavior, they're our BFFs for life.

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