There are a lot of benefits to it. I can watch whatever I want on the TV without having to fight for the remote, if I choose to leave the washing up for a day (or three) no one is going to say boo about it, and I have the freedom to wander around naked if I so choose without having to worry about someone seeing me.
Well ... I suppose there was that one time when I walked into the kitchen in the knicky-noo-nah and my neighbour happened to be standing outside my window on our shared verandah ... but we don't talk about that.
But with all those benefits, there are bound to be some disadvantages too.
Take alcohol, for example. Society tells us you can't drink alone, or if you do then you must be a beer swilling lush with no self control. Or worse, a "secretly drinking" alcoholic with an addictive personality.
Pretty harsh when all I wanted was a glass of Brut Cuvee.
But thanks to some wine makers in Japan, my problem has finally been solved! That's right, now our feline friends can get just as sloshed as we do thanks to a new wine called Nyan Nyan Nouveau made especially for cats [link].
After all, it's not really drinking alone if your feline flatmate is having a glass of Chardonnay too, is it?
Well ... if we're going for full disclosure here, the cats can't really get drunk. The wine is of the non-alcoholic variety, which I suppose means it's just grape juice. Four dollars a bottle sounds a bit rich when you put it that way, doesn't it. But it does have some catnip mixed in there too so at least you know your kitty will be getting something out of the experience.
I'll have to order some for Gypsy the Feline Dictator. Hmm, I think the evenings at Casa de Kellie are about to get a lot more interesting.