I have cats. There. I said it. And I love them one and all. They each have their own story, their own personality, and their own quirks. But they all love me unequivocally, unabashedly, and without pretense. Granted, they are big shedding balls of “F you lady for not letting me out or giving me food RIGHT THIS MINUTE.” Cats are like that. But sure enough, give them what they want and when they want, you’ve got a best friend for life. The kind of friend who reminds you with a paw to the nose that it’s time to rise and shine. The kind of friend who will bring you half dead critters, or even share their newest lovely piece of yacked up hair (you now, right where you’ll find it in the middle of the night…in the dark…with your bare feet).
That being said, nearly every one of my friends and family has at one point in time posted those damn crazy cat lady memes to my Facebook news feed. You know the ones. Don’t you? If not, here’s a few samples.
Here’s the thing. I may have 5 cats. I may be a lady. And sometimes I may be crazy. But in no way does that make me a “crazy cat lady.” Apparently, Julia Baird of the New York Times agrees with me. Read her latest op/ed – “Stand Up for Your Cats” – here.
And after that, go adopt more cats! They’re like potato chips, you can never have just one.
This post written by myself can also be found at steamregister.com, to which I am a contributor.