Things I’ve learned so far.
1. Cats literally think they are at the center of everything you are doing.
2. They often engage in elaborate role play in which they are huge lions and their family members happen to be zebras.
I’ve had cats around while growing up, but this is the first one I’ve been responsible for.
My uncle went out of town once and I agreed to take care of his farm while he was away on a trail ride.
The pot-bellied pigs had a pet door that allowed them into the basement and I normally heard them first, around 6am, squeeling and letting me know that it was time for breakfast!
There were two large dogs, (one needed medication on a schedule) a pony in the barn who needed hay, grain, and daily water changes, and some barn cats.
The difference between taking care of a preschooler, a dog and a cat, and a farm full of animals is zero.