9 Signs You’re A Crazy Cat Lady
If you love cats, you probably don’t mind being called a crazy cat lady, even though the phrase started out as an insult. But you know how turn an insult into a positive? You claim it as your own! And that’s what we’re doing, loud and proud. Say it with us: “I am a crazy cat lady!” (Or crazy cat guy… we don’t discriminate against men who love cats. In fact, we think it’s rather sexy!) And as one of the most popular pets in the world, there are plenty of crazy cat people everywhere who are willing to embrace the title because they know how awesome cats really are.
So what are some of the signs that indicate you might be a crazy cat lady?
Your Home is Designed Around Your Cats
You’ve taken steps to make sure your cats feel right at home, and when someone walks into your house, they probably know a cat lives there simply based upon the large cat trees, scratching posts, and perhaps even the cat shelves on the walls that your kitty can climb on to get a better view of his domain.
Your Christmas Tree Only Has Unbreakable Ornaments
Your cat loves Christmas as much as you do, but for different reasons. While you look forward to the presents under the tree, he’s out to hunt down every delicate ornament hanging on it. So you’ve put away all of the pretty breakable ornaments and replaced them with those that won’t shatter when your cat knocks them to the floor. Despite all of this, though, you still add a few presents for your little fur baby to open up on Christmas morning too.
You Always Have Cat Hair on Your Clothes
You let your cat lie down on your clothes, sit in your dresser drawer, hang out in your closet, and pretty much get his hair on all of your things. But who cares, right? Because nothing beats making your kitty comfortable and happy, you don’t mind having to use a lint roller on your clothes before walking out the door.
You Give Most of the Bed to the Cats at Night
When you go to bed at night, you gladly invite your feline friend to join you, even if it means having to lie with your head off the pillow because your cat has claimed it as his own. You may even end up on the edge of the bed because you have multiple cats who choose to sleep in the middle of it and you don’t have the heart to move them. After all, what’s better than falling asleep to the sound of purring cats?
Cat in Lap = You Don’t Move
Few things are more adorable than a comfortable kitty who’s sitting or napping in your lap. So even if your muscles start to cramp or you have to get up to use the bathroom, it’s simply out of the question because you refuse to disturb your kitty.
Your Cell Phone and Social Media Pages are Filled with Cats
If you were to scroll through the images on your cell phone, tablet, or camera, you’re likely to find that the majority of the photos are of your cats. And your Facebook wall is filled with cat related articles, photos, and videos.
Your Favorite TV Shows are Cat Related
You catch every episode of shows like My Cat from Hell both for entertainment and educational value.
You Consider Your Cat a Child
A lot of people view their pets as family, but if you really feel as though your cat is your child, you’ll dote upon him and make sure he has everything to stay happy and healthy at all times. You spend hours researching the best ways to care for cats, and you spend more money on high quality cat food. You put his needs before your own, celebrate his birthday, and make sure he knows how much you love him by telling him all the time.
You’re Willing to Help Out Other Cats, Too
If you really love cats, you’re probably more than willing to spend a little extra cash and time helping out kitties in need. You might volunteer for a rescue or shelter, foster cats before they’re adopted, or help the local strays by feeding them, performing TNR, and finding great homes for them. After all, you want all cats to be safe and happy, and you want more people to realize just how great these animals really are.
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Lisa Selvaggio is a freelance writer and editor, and our resident cats-pert, with certifications in pet nutrition and pet first aid. She enjoys producing content that helps people understand animals better so they can give their pets a safe and happy home.
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