The poet T.S. Eliot described felines as a being that all households are dependent on, and that's true. A cat enhances any household. Not all cats will be like this. For better advice as to how you can co-habitate with your cat, read this article.
Cats enjoy finding small spaces to fit into. There are ways to make sure that their collar does not get stuck. Breakaway collars are made to come off if tugged on vigorously. This kind of collar can turn a potentially-dangerous situation into a merely exasperating one.
Save your furniture with scratching posts and pads. It is natural for cats to want to stretch their claws out and scratch. This does not mean that a cat owner must have damaged furniture. Provide your cat with places that it is okay to scratch and redirect them there if they decide to try out your sofa. Cat scratching posts come in many shapes and materials and some cats prefer a particular type so it may take some trial and error before you find the right combination for your kitty.
If you don't want your cat to scratch up furniture, try filling a small spray bottle with water and spritzing your cat whenever he tries. Cats generally avoid water altogether for reasons no one is sure about, so he will not like this. Eventually he will stop scratching to avoid getting sprayed.
Use short words when you want to express displeasure with your cat. A short 'no' will be remembered, even if not always followed. A lot of people think that cats don't listen to anything, but short word commands are certainly understood by cats, and they will respond to those commands if you are consistent with them.
Make sure that you have a good tablecloth for your kitten. It's a common practice for cats to eat their food on the side of their bowl. This can result in you having to clean up food outside its bowl if you don't use a tablecloth. There are two ways to do this. You can either put a placemat under the food bowl or use some stray fabric that you have lying around. Either way, you can easily get rid of debris by dumping them in the garbage.
Owning a cat is not something that can be simple, but it is rewarding. No matter what personality your cat has, lazy or feisty, this article is sure to provide some helpful information to you. Those meows will be replaced with purrs in short order.