Expectation: Your cat is going to get internet famous and make you rich.
Reality: your cat mostly just sleeps, and your Instagrams of it get, like, seven total likes.Via weheartit.com
Expectation: You’ll buy super-adorable handmade cat toys, and your cat will love you forever.
Reality: Your cat is perfectly content playing with its own tail, and has no real feelings about you either way.
Expectation: delightfully soft warm kitty cuddles all the time always❤❤❤imgur.com
Reality: Hands that get scratched to hell every time you try to get close to your cat. Kiss your hand-modeling career good-bye.Via catster.com
Expectation: A cat that will pose patiently for all your weird, lonely photo shoots.
Expectation: A loving furry friend who will greet you warmly when you come home every day.
Reality: Your cat is all, “Oh, you were gone for eight hours? I didn’t notice.”
Expectation: A warm, living teddy bear who will tickle your face with sweet kisses while you slumber.
Reality: A bed that is no longer your own. You’ll never sleep comfortably again.Via losojosdeunotaku.tumblr.com
Expectation: Constant feline entertainment that will help you forget about being home alone on a Saturday night.
Expectation: Your new kitten will get along with the other animals in your apartment/condo/shared cult farmhouse in Virginia.
Animals fightin’ all day urr day, especially at night when you’re trying to sleep.
Expectation: Cat-toure fashion that would be purrrrfect for the catwalks in all the most fashionable cities, be it Mew York, Singapurr, Mexico Kitty, or Purrlin.
Reality: Your cat opts for a more subdued look, and in retaliation covers all your fashionable duds in cat hair.
Expectation: Your cat will make you popular, and all your friends will come visit to admire your beautiful feline specimen.
Reality: Your friends are deathly allergic and leave your apartment covered in snot and you never see any of them again.