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Why People Love Their Chaotic, Misbehaving Cats

Some people love their cats for the chaos they create, even if they're showing boldness, meanness or disinhibition.

By Julia MétrauxAug 24, 2022 1:30 PM
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Sarah Chavera Edwards and her family adopted a cat over a year ago from a shelter in Arizona. While the cat, named Houdini, now trusts Chavera Edwards and her family, he still sometimes scratches and gets scared easily.

“We love him anyway and celebrate his slow progress,” says Chavera Edward. “He’ll never be a super affectionate lap cat, but he’s funny, fierce and independent.”

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