The Elegant Cat

Cats are cheap to keep, and will rid your home of dangerous, unhealthy vermin. They are also calm and beautiful to look at, while being good companions.

Cats, the Elegant House-Pets
Cats are good company, and vermin avoid them like the plague that they are famous for spreading. Cats are elegant and clean--the perfect pets!



Elegant Survival Pet Plan, Perfect for the Times

“Curious Cat” by M-J de Mesterton, Copyright 2009

Dogs are often kept for warding off criminals, but a canine pet might eat you out of house and home. They are high-maintenance. A cat is independent, quiet, and capable of living on a twenty-pound bag of Cat Chow for four-to-six months. I wrote about cats on Elegant Survival last year.

My “pet” survival plan…

Cat Photo Copyright M-J de Mesterton 2002
“Calm Cat” Photo Copyright M-J de Mesterton 2002

…is this: a realistic-sounding electronic barking dog from the following Home Protection source, and an economically-sound cat to repel vermin from the abode, where one has surely stocked-up on comestibles for the bleak future.

Cat Photo Copyright M-J de Mesterton, 2008
“Cool Cat” Photo Copyright M-J de Mesterton, 2008

Cats, the Elegant Survival Pets

Photo Copyright M-J de M.

A twenty-pound bag of Purina Cat food costs around $15.00 at Sam’s Club, and will feed one cat for six months or more.

Cat litter may be bought in bulk, packaged in reusable plastic storage-buckets.

Cats naturally repel mice from your home. They are cleanliness-loving creatures who like to clean up after themselves, and resist things that are dirty, unlike dogs.

Cats can be left alone in your dwelling for days at a time, provided with dry food and water dispensers (they emit the food or water gradually from a plastic storage bin), and a couple of cat-boxes. Technological geniuses have developed litter-boxes that are self-cleaning.

Cats will sleep most of the time while you aren’t home, and will amuse themselves for a few minutes a day to get their exercise.

Cats: Elegant Survivors