Friendliest Cat Breeds

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One thing we will never understand is why cats have such a bad reputation as being unfriendly and sneaky. Okay, maybe cats are not quite as friendly (obnoxiously so) as dogs, but believe it or not, cats do love attention, and most are actually extremely friendly and loving. They enjoy being cuddled, even if it is on their own terms, and many cat breeds love to mingle with humans and other pets. Today we are going to take a look at some of the friendliest cat breeds, and tell you a bit about their nature. Let’s get started.

1. Sphynx

While some may not consider the Sphynx to be the prettiest cat in the world, no one can say that they aren’t one of the most lovable. Sphynx cats are extremely social, and they are completely devoted to their people. They will beg for attention, greet you at the door when you get home from work, and follow you all around the house. Did we mention that the Sphynx is also very vocal, and will want to talk to you all the time? This is a cat that can be trained, and they will learn how to play fetch with you, and then snuggle up in your lap for a rest afterwards.

2. Burmese

If you are looking for a cat that loves to be social with everyone, the Burmese is an excellent choice. These cats are stunningly gorgeous, but they don’t act snobbish about it. In fact, these cats even love a kiss from a dog! They are fascinated by both humans and other animals, and you can expect a Burmese cat to follow you everywhere, and, it will be “talking” to you the entire time. The biggest problem with these cats is that they want to be with you at all times, so they have absolutely no sense of boundaries. If you are on the toilet, they will be right there with you.

3. Abyssinian

The Abyssinian is another attractive and cute cat that is extremely friendly. This is a very energetic cat, so if you plan on getting one, make sure that you allow for plenty of play time, and that you have lots of toys around for when you are not at home. This is a cat that loves to mingle with humans and other animals, and is great to have in a home with multiple pets, and children. They are highly intelligent creatures, and they can easily be trained. They love to climb, and they are very agile at jumping. Believe it or not, they also enjoy swimming.

4. Siamese Cat

Forget about those two nasty cats in the Disney movie, “Lady and the Tramp.” Sadly, Siamese cats have the reputation of being mean and sneaky, and it is actually just the opposite. Sure, they can be sneaky at times, but all cats are sneaky when they want to be. This is a cat that loves people, and it wants to be right in the middle of everything. Siamese cats are highly sociable, and they love their cuddle sessions. They are also incredibly chatty, so you will have endless conversations with your furry friend. When you have a Siamese cat, you are never alone.

5. Ragdoll

If you are looking for a cat that is as beautiful as it is friendly, check out the Ragdoll. These cats are big, fluffy, and floppy (meaning they are easy going and good natured). They love affection, and will go limp as soon as they are picked up. They don’t limit their affection to their families either. These cats love everyone, and will snuggle with a stranger as easily as they will with someone that they already know and trust. This is a great breed to have around kids, because it is such a docile cat. In fact, it will even let the kids dress it up and take it for a ride in a doll carriage without putting up the slightest fuss.

6. Birman

Here is another beauty that wants to have lots of attention from its people. This is a cat that was once worshipped in temples in Burma for its beauty, and it is likely one of the sweetest, most docile, and most sociable of all cats. This is not a lazy cat, and it is not going to sit just outside the room, being aloof when you want to give it attention. This is a cat that wants to be noticed, and lavished with all of the attention that you can give it. Again, this is a breed that gets along well with other pets, including dogs, and it loves to be around kids.

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Conclusion

These are just a few of the friendliest cat breeds. But, you don’t have to get a specific breed to end up with a pet that is loving and loyal. Take a trip to your nearest shelter, and check out all of the pets that are available for adoption. You will find loads of cats that are just waiting for their furrever homes, and that will be the ideal addition to your home.