So, there are cat people and there are dog people…or that third type of person who doesn’t like animals at all. I pity them. Then again, with two cats at the age of 30, they probably pity me. As a single woman with cats, it gets pprreettyy hard to escape the old adage of old maid, crazy cat lady, single white female….the list goes on and on. It doesn’t matter that I have had one of these cats since 17, or they were both adopted into a family (not a single woman’s tiny apartment), or that one was saved from being put down….two cats + 1 woman + no ring on that finger = spinster.
Anyways, there are those that embrace the life and choose their “babies” over relationships or kids, and then there are those (like moi) who fight the stereotype. They refuse that third cat (no matter how cute) and are very careful to avoid all cat paraphenelia, pictures, clothing, or statuettes. Though a cute set of salt & pepper shakers could never hurt.
And so this brings me to the most important part of this rant….an homage to the crazy cat ladies of our time! You have my love and support, I get it. Just be sure not to go over the count of 12 because that will officially term you an animal hoarder. Seriously.
- Eleanor Abernathy (Crazy Cat Lady, The Simpsons)
- Cat Woman (Batman)
- The Black Cat (Spiderman)
- Angela Martin (The Office)
- The Cat Lady (A Clockwork Orange)
- Jocelyn Wildenstein (Woman who has had plastic surgery to look like a cat)
- My brother’s crazy neighbour Anne-Marie
So, this posting goes out to my girl Titi who finally got her condo and just adopted two adult cats in need of a home. You deserve my never-ending admiration.
The Ginga Ninja