Thursday, November 7, 2013

You Might Be A Crazy Cat Lady If...

Hi, my name is Danielle, and I’m a crazy cat lady.  There. I’ve said it.  I don’t really think there’s anything wrong with being a crazy cat lady.  Someone has to be, right?



And I really, really love cats.  I’ve had them my whole life.  In fact, I’m pretty sure I might have ended up on a doorstep someplace if my parents’ cat hadn’t approved when they brought me home.  Fortunately, he decided I was tolerable.
For most of my life, we’ve had more than one cat.  They’re kind of like potato chips; you really can’t have just one.  So it seems normal to me to have a multi-cat household.  I’ve grown accustomed to the raised eyebrows and dropped jaws when people find out we have four cats.  (I’d like to take this opportunity, however, to point out the cats will never ask for their own bedroom, to drive the car, or to go to college, they don’t need braces or glasses, you never have to take them to soccer/ballet/piano lessons, and when they hit puberty, you get to spay or neuter them.  Just saying.)
I will admit that if it weren’t for my husband being the voice of reason, the cuteness of cats, and the sometimes terrible, terrible stories that accompany them would probably lead to me having a lot more than four cats.  We’re well-matched in that way, I guess.
I recently found out that my husband apparently harbors a secret fear that my crazy cat lady status may one day drown out his voice of reason when we had this conversation:
Nick: "Do we have a new kitten?"
Me: "No. Why? Do you want a new kitten?"
Nick: "NO! Are you sure? I must have dreamed it, but I was sure I saw a new kitten running around our house, and when I tried to catch it you said, 'Oh, don't worry. That's Pistachio, our new kitten.' We really don't have a new kitten?"
Me: "Of course not. I at least tell you before I bring home a new fur kid. Do you think that dream means you want a kitten?"
Nick: "NO!" while giving me suspicious looks and glancing around as though as he half expects to see a new kitten.
We really don’t have a new kitten.  Honestly, I haven’t even been pestering him with stories of one particular kitten in need of a home.  I’m not sure where that all came from, except that I must be an even crazier cat lady than I realized.  You must be a crazy cat lady if your husband dreams of you bringing home a cat, right?

14 comments:

  1. LOL I love this post! That second picture really cracks me up. :)

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, Milo has some unusual facial expressions sometimes. :-)

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  2. LOL Danielle. I think you are not a crazy cat lady. Years ago my sister had a friend that had at least 7 cats, I'm thinking it was closer to 9 of them. I've never had a cat, but I threaten Koda all the time that if something happens to him, we're replacing him with a cat. And you are right, a cat will always be home and never miss curfew, won't talk back to you, etc. You just go ahead and enjoy those sweet cats of yours.

    betty

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    1. With as much as Koda loves to eat he'd probably love having a cat to steal food from. :-) You're right about curfew not being an issue with cats. Yet another great thing about them.

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  3. LOL oh that's funny. Hubby definitely needs a kitten. lol I'm good being a crazy cat lady though I have a good number more than you because of my work. But figure I have dogs and other critters now and again so that makes it okay :)

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    1. Crazy cat ladies tend to be happy, I think. Having a couple of dogs (or other critters) in the house seems to help. :-)

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  4. Hey Danielle,

    This was very clever and crazy cat lady or not, I have a hunch that perhaps another cat will soon be appearing in your home.

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar was reading this post and shuddered :)

    Gary

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    1. Gary, you can tell Penny to rest easy. No new cats have made their way here. Yet. Have a great day!

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  5. Awesome! Well, if YOU'RE a crazy cat lady, we are definitely crazy cat people, too. You have LOTS of company. LOL!

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  6. Please don't hate me...but I dislike cats. It's because they are smarter than I am and I am intimidated. I didn't like dogs either, until we got Socks, our Scottie about 7 years ago. And during the first year that we had him, if someone had offered me ten dollars for him, I would have said, "SOLD!" Training him was not fun. But, now? He is a crucial part of our family.

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    1. You would probably like our cat Howard. He isn't smarter than anyone, and is friendly and outgoing. Training a new dog is tough, but I guess you know the end result is worth it.

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