One of these evenings, on FB chat:
Undisclosed friend - Last night I met a girl who doesn't like cats, I think I'm in love.
Me - Who's that. (checks profile) She seems nice, although she can't be if she doesn't like cats.
Everyone knows I am a cat fiend (even though lately I've been warming up to dogs quite a lot too) and I'm frequently made fun of because of this. If you've been following this blog or my Instagram feed, you'll know the cat related items that I have in my closet are just silly... So yeah, I admit it. I'm a crazy cat lady and pretty sure I'll be one of those desperate cases when I'm older - living with a gazillion cats, discovered half eaten by them after a few weeks after passing away. Great image, I know. I think I may be reading too many gruesome sections of the newspaper... (Hey, it could be worse! Could be reading the horoscope or something!) So, how do you recognise a crazy cat lady?
- Her clothes will always have some sort of car fur residue.
- Pulls out her phone to show pictures of her babies at any chance.
- Refers to her cats as her babies. Even if she has real ones.
- Is frequently seen carrying bags of cat litter or cat food around town.
- Her house is filled with cat related items - super kitschy ones at that too.
- Has several cat themed outfit items in her closet.
- Will stop at any shop that has cat related items in the window to at least have a good look, even if they're of extremely bad taste (I have excellent bad taste, by the way).
I may be or may have been guilty of some of these, as I am not able to have any pets at the moment. Which is a shame, but maybe one day I'll have a cat again! Anyways, why do I like cats so much? What is it about them that makes so many of us go total cat crazy? Some have put forward the theory that it has something to do with some weird parasite that takes control of our brains. "Alien" does spring to mind. Super scary shit!
I like to think that it's because cats are beautiful animals, and unlike some people think (who clearly never had a close cat friend in their lives), extremely devoted to their human friends. No wonder people who live on their own choose them as pets so much - they are independent yet great fun to play with. They are cuddly, like a bit of petting and love curling up close to you when you're at home, without being too demanding (in most cases). Also great animals to help you reduce your stress levels. Oh, and they are sooo beautiful... did I mention that before? Ooops... Must be the cat craziness parasite affecting my brain.
Despite what others who are not so cat infatuated might think, we are lovely people (and highly dateable it would appear, even if it's told by cats). We are loving and very lovable yet independent, just like our feline friends, and I can't think of any reason why I should be embarrassed of being a crazy cat lady.
How about you? Are you a crazy cat lady? If you are, why do you love cats so much? Chime in on the comments section!