For the love of God! I mean… Cats! For the love of cats!
I’ve been trying to stay on top of my Christmas shopping this year, and I’m happy to announce: I’ve been kicking some serious ass. I’m almost done. So, I’m pretty sure that warrants a pat on the back or something as it’s not even December yet. And a cookie. Maybe a brownie. Okay…both. I want both, damn it.
Who’s getting the most gifts from us this year? The cat. Yep, you read that right. Our pet cat. I’m not sure how or when this happened, but I’ve become one of those strange cat ladies. The kind that has conversations with a non-verbal cat more often than with other human beings. Sometimes we share pieces of cheese together and take turns licking the same ice cream cone. (Okay, I don’t actually do that. Have you ever smelled cat breath? Blech.) Sadly, I’m not even 30 yet. I didn’t think crazy-cat-lady syndrome could happen so early.
So far, she will have a new cat tree, water fountain, automatic feeder, litter box, bed, blanket, and a slew of toys under the tree. I can’t wait to see the look on her face on Christmas morning when she gets to open them all.
……. We really need to have kids or something. This is getting scary. Help
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You mean when she opens them all and can’t decide which box to play with first? 🙂
Exactly! So many choices
Holy shit, I thought I was a MAD pet owner, but you are on a whole new level!
Hahah. It’s sad, really.
Ain’t that the truth. I still do not believe how a 10kg 10inch tall canine has more say in life than I do and I let him!!
Yeah, but… Archie is too damn cute. I couldn’t say no to him either haha.
I am toooooo soft by faaaaaarrrrr!
Hahah sooo funny, bet you she just plays with the paper, ribbons and the gift boxes. Happy Holidays 🎄😼
I have a feeling you’re right. Happy holidays back 🙂
Well, if you do decide to have kids, it sounds like you’ll be a great mom. Just remember, unlike cats, kids give you a gift (wish) list to fulfill.
Thank you! 🙂 Ah, yes… Wishlists. Kids are quite demanding lol
Yeah, their breath is really awful, but oh, those purs. I miss my cat.
Cat-food-breath is definitely worth it. 😺
You’re not crazy. You’re in love. Love gives. And I speak fluent feline, so though I don’t initiate cat-conversations, when I’m meowed/mewed at, I feel it’s only polite to reply. So I do, in tonal kind. Love is multi-lingual.
You nailed it, really. I’m definitely in love. I never thought I’d say that about a cat lol. But it’s true.
But the cats are so easy to buy for… the kids, not so much. 😉
I can imagine! Lol
Before you got to the part about buying presents for your cat, I thought “Oh god, you’re still buying presents? I thought we were at the age where we didn’t have to do that anymore.(Unless you have kids, then the cycle starts all over again).”
I don’t buy presents for anyone but my husband and parents lol. And now, my cat. No one else. I’m usually way too cheap.
Well, the cat totally needs a new iPad Air and a copy of Roller Coaster Tycoon World. It’s not the cat’s fault you have to hold them in trust.
Hey, the cat isn’t THAT lucky. 🙂
That sounds wonderful. I agree with an above commenter that your cat will probably be crazy for the wrapping. …And the ribbons, boxes, etc… I hope you get pictures. 🙂
I will 🙂 She definitely loves boxes and paper, so I’m thinking it will be quite the day for her lol.
Blair, you are not even in the crazy cat lady zone, yet. I do share my ice-cream, sandwich or cheese with my cats. If they lick it once and then turn their persnickity noses up at it, then I will just finish it. We still buy little presents for our geriatric cats and wrap them in tissue paper for Christmas. It’s the best fun watching them open their presents. Keep up the good work and you will eventually achieve full cat crazy lady status, like me. 🙂
Haha, I can’t share my food with her like that. She’s licked her butt, then gotten right in my face for cuddling right after too many times. I’m cat-butt-scarred. I guess I do have a ways to go to achieve that status.
After parasites and ringworm, I don’t care anymore. They are more likely to get something from me…
Embracing my inner crazy today, and if anyone says anything to me about it, I’m telling them you made me do it!!! 🙂
I hear you! I recently sent my daughter a picture of my cat wearing a little crocheted hat I made for him. She told me that if I don’t get a life soon, she’s going to put me in a Home. 🙂
Hahah that’s hilarious. I haven’t made a hat. I was actually thinking of doing a Santa hat for Christmas pictures. I crochet cat toys all the time, though. It’s fun for me lol
Holy cow! I don’t get that much! Does it go to any cat club meetings with other cats? I have a cat… He speaks to me alright! If I don’t feed him after the second meow, heal moan under his breath when I do… Actually, he’s kind of bossy! He’s a pushy cat :O)
Just so you know, I’ve nominated you for the awesome award! (It’s my latest post.)
Thanks! That makes me feel… Well… Pretty awesome 🙂
I laughed. Then remembered I had planed on ham and cheese on toast tonight, but there wasn’t enough ham for me AND Norman cat. I just had plain old cheese on toast…obviously he got the ham
The sacrifices we make 🙂
OMG, this sounds exactly like me.
Haha, I love it! You say “Crazy-Cat-Lady” like it’s a bad thing :). My cats are my best friends so I can totally relate. Also, great job on getting done with your Christmas shopping. I haven’t even started! Xoxo.
Oh, being a cat lady isn’t bad! My cat is 100% my best friend, too 🙂
I don’t think having kids is going to erase Crazy Cat Lady Syndrome. An incurable disease, unfortunately. I have a Siamese and he talks to me as much as I talk to him, but don’t tell anybody, okay?
Siamese kitties are really chatty 🙂 I’d be talking to him all the time, too lol.
When I was a child, my biggest life goal was to become a cat-lady…
I can get down with that goal. Cats are awesome
Oh my…lookie those eyes. Now I have fallen totally in love with black cats, I might just go for black Persian cats only, well and white too.
Cats are awesome 🙂
Every cat deserves the very best. I made my cat sitter feed mine their pre-prepared “Thanksgiving feast.”
You’re definitely right 🙂 I wish I thought of making my cat a thanksgiving dinner! Good idea
If you count Saran wrapped bowls of soft cat food as a feast. They do I guess.
I used to buy my cat Christmas gifts. He even had his own stocking, which I still own (somewhere). I used to try to get him to tear the paper to shreds to open it. Unless it ended up being food, he was usually completely indifferent to the whole matter. It was more fun for me than it was for him. He was not just a cat; he was a part of our family. The picture of your cat above reminds me of him.
We have a stocking for ours, too 🙂 It definitely is more for us than her. They really ARE family… I agree with you there
I have 3 cats and they rule my life! Can’t live without them though 😻
Cats are awesome. You don’t have to defend cats to me:)
Can I come and be your cat please. What a great read. ☺😊
Sure, why not?! Haha. Thank you 🙂
Yep, afraid I can relate big time, but for me it’s dogs, not cats. Harry is like my third child and gets spoilt rotten at Christmas, I just can’t help myself. He gets so excited. Enjoyed your post immensely! 🙂
Thanks 🙂 If I had a dog, he would be spoiled too! Dogs are awesome.
Welcome to the under 30 cat lady club! Only the best for our fur children.
Thanks! It seems like one kickass club
I’m 10 years younger than you, and well on my way to developing Cat Lady Syndrome… I swear I have nightmarish dreams about my cat not being happy enough, or someone not being nice enough to her (although she’s really fine, and nearly always purring). But I suppose its the way parents (of children) must feel… You’re always looking out for what might make them happy, whether it be something leftover after craft time (that’s safe of course) or out of the hundreds of toys available at pet stores; not to mention all the time spent dissecting the ingredients list on a particular brand of pet food, or medicinal ingredients in shampoo or toothpaste, whatever; or having 20 tabs on your browser open to compare cat trees before purchasing. You always want what’s best for our dear kitties.
You just nailed it. This is exactly what I do. I obsess over my cats. It’s hard not to. Everything you said was spot on with how I feel about things. Yay for cat ladies
I love cats too. There is no “too much love” for cats. ❤
Check out my post on "Cat Bounce" … click the link and bounce away! 🙂
Haha the look on their face is hilarious.
Hope you used the “raining cat” function to the right as well!
You are hilarious! Thank you.