1. Cats are adorable and have a persuasive power than is particular to their species. When a cat sits on your lap, it is automatically putting you in your place as the cat's royal throne.Getting up is like defying a royal command.
2. The warmth of a cat sitting on your lap is incredible and extremely comforting. It is especially enjoyable on a cold fall or winter day, but can be enjoyed at any time. Also, a special bonus is that it is a symbiotic relationship that warms both cat and owner for maximum enjoyment.
3. The adorable nature of a cat is frequently difficult to oppose, forcing an owner to tolerate whatever strange sitting conditions the cat may be in. Personally, I experience this problem the most with my cat, Crush.
Yes, that is an actual picture of my cat sitting on my head. And yes, I was fully aware of this while it was happening. The only reason my eyes are closed is because there is a cat arm in my face. This is a frequent occurrence with my cat, and it is very difficult to resist the desires of a terribly cute cat.
4. Once a cat sits on your lap, you feel as if you have made a commitment to the cat. Getting up would be an unforgivable offense that would leave your cat heartbroken and confused. Even though in reality the cat would just get up and find a new comfy place to rest.
In summary, having a cat has many advantages, but one disadvantage is that, as an owner, one can frequently find themselves incapable of moving.
And yes, I did use this blog post as an excuse to post pictures of my cat on my blog.