Now, since you are reading this blog I am going to assume that one (or all) of these things applies to you:
- You are a cat lover
- You are a crazy cat person
- You would like to be a crazy cat person
- You want to see what it’s like to be a crazy cat person
If any of the above apply to you, then look no further – this is the blog post for you! In this post I will go over some of the most important parts of being a crazy cat person.
IN THE BEGINNING
The first step to being a crazy cat person is to obviously get a cat. Or two, or three, or seven – just make sure that you only have as many cats as you can afford to take care of. An important part of being a crazy cat person is taking excellent care of your cats. Having more cats than you can care for just makes you an animal hoarder, and nobody likes those (especially the cats). Make sure that you can afford the following items: appropriate food for your cats, enough litter boxes for all of your cats (usually you want one box per cat plus an extra if possible), fresh litter as often as needed, visits to the dreaded V-E-T to keep them up-to-date on all shots and to check their health periodically.
Once you have established this much there are of course extras you can get such as toys, cat beds, cat trees, scratching posts, fancy brushes, fancy dishes, and any other superfluous items that Fluffy absolutely must have. And believe me, I am not here to judge. My cats are just as spoiled as the next crazy cat person’s. Check Cat Fancy’s Top Cat Products of 2014 list for a glimpse into all the goodies there are for the pampered feline.
Once you have established a safe and healthy environment for your cat(s), it’s time to start acting like a crazy cat person. There are many blogs and websites out there that will tell/show you how to do this. YouTube is full of cat videos and there are websites that are just for cat videos. Cats have definitely taken over the world (or at the very least, the Internet). There are unlimited resources to help you become a crazy cat person. I have gathered a few of them here for your viewing pleasure.
10 SIGNS YOU ARE A CRAZY CAT PERSON
According to the Animal Rescue Site these are the 10 signs that you are a crazy cat person (and proud of it!):
- It is an unwritten rule that if a cat is asleep on your lap, you don’t move. The bathroom can wait.
Or food, or bed, or work, or anywhere else you have to be. One of my cats, Shadow, tries to keep me home from work & school quite often. This can go on for quite some time. The video below is a one minute segment of a three minute battle between me trying to leave for an exam and Shadow trying to keep me home. I won, but just barely.
You can’t leave!
- The best part of any delivery? A new box for your cat to play in!
If you have any other cat in the world, this one would be true. However, my husband and I apparently have the only three cats in the entire world that do not like boxes. Seriously. They don’t even give them a second look. I don’t get it . . .
- Your phone is full of cat pictures.
Well of course it is! They’re my fur babies. I don’t understand why it’s not weird for people to have cell phones full of pictures of their children but having a phone full of cat pictures makes you crazy. Don’t judge me!
- You rely on the sound of purring, rather than a white noise generator, to fall asleep.
My cat Dharma is the best white noise/purring machine ever. She sleeps on a blanket on top of a pillow right above my head and every night this is the sound I fall asleep to:
- There is no such thing as “Private Time.” Bathroom, bedroom, kitchen – it doesn’t matter where you are. Eventually you will give up closing doors because you realize it is just a waste of time.
This is so true. If I am the only one at home, I don’t even pretend to shut the bathroom door. Often times I have all three cats meandering in and out but at the very least Shadow and Dharma are in there with me.
- You have conversations with your cat.
Again, you can have conversations with your children and no one thinks your weird but as soon as you start speaking to your cat they bust out the ridicule.
- Working from home with cats is a struggle.
This I have not struggled with first hand but I know how hard it is to work on homework with cats so I imagine working from home would just be an extended version of that.
- Your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (and other various social media outlets) are filled with photos of cats (yours or other crazy cat people’s).
They also say you get bonus points if your profile picture is of your cat; I would have to agree with that sentiment.
- Black or white clothing is no longer an option because of the cat hair.
I disagree. Wear your cat-hair covered clothes with pride! Show the world how proud you are to be a crazy cat person! Just make sure that the amount of hair on your clothing is less than enough to make a whole other cat out of. Keep it sanitary, people.
- Cat cuddles are magical and can cure anything.
This is so true. There is nothing like a purring cat asleep on your lap to make the rest of the world seem insignificant.
10 THINGS CRAZY CAT PEOPLE DO
For a glimpse into the life of a crazy cat person I highly recommend this video on the Love Meow website: 10 Things Cat Owners Have Probably Done:
- Struggled to eat dinner
- Framed photos of their cat(s)
- Done laundry on another day
- Used the bathroom later
- Cancelled plans to snuggle with their cat(s) instead
- Stepped in a hair ball/vomit
- Purchased and wrapped presents for their cat(s)
- Had conversations with their cat(s)
- Smelled a warm kitty belly
- Looked stupid playing with their cat(s)
If there is anything on this list you have not done yet you must complete all 10 steps before being allowed in to the crazy cat person club. Once you have accomplished all of the above items you will become a proud card-carrying member of the crazy cat person club!
CRAZY CAT PERSON AFFIRMATION
If you are ready to proclaim your crazy cat person-ness to the world, you may recite the following affirmation, if you so desire:
I, (state your name), do solemnly swear that I will love and cherish my cat(s). I will feed them only the best foods and give them fresh, filtered water every day. I will clean their litter boxes and hairballs in a timely manner. I will take them to the V-E-T when they are sick, even though they will hate it. I will play with them and cuddle with them every day. If I am away from them I promise to assign an approved crazy cat sitter. I will call and check up on them every day and even Skype/Face Time with them if possible. When it is their time to go, I vow that I will bawl my eyes out and never forget them, even after I have gotten another cat. I know that no cat will ever truly replace one that I have lost but I vow to love any new cat(s) as much as the old. This I do solemnly swear in the name of (your cat’s name here).
You are now a crazy cat person! Make sure to keep checking back for new articles and as always, thanks for reading!