Loving Cats In A Latino Household

Lisa Martens
“Are you okay?”
3 min readMay 15, 2024

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Photo by Raoul Droog on Unsplash

I don’t know how many of you know this, but more old-school, traditional Latinos don’t like cats, in my experience. This is especially true in my family, where most older relatives can accept a dog as a pet for protection, but don’t understand the American way of babying and pampering pets.

Pets are seen for their function. Dogs protect. Cats hunt mice. No animal is allowed to sleep inside.

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Lisa Martens
“Are you okay?”

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