"Crazy cat ladies" are just women who love cats -- a lot. Sometimes they have 14 different cats, and sometimes they only have one, but she. For men who are dating a crazy cat lady, she's everything you want. But you need to know that there will be cat hair everywhere, she adores.
I was sick of struggling to string together meaningful sentences for websites that might not be around in a year. I was sick of compulsively hiding Facebook posts about faraway friends' shiny new book deals, engagements and offspring. Dating in Washington had been fine, meh, whatever.
But despite my feminist sensibilities, I was lonely. No, I didn't need a partner to be whole, and yes, I'd rather be Forever Alone than with the wrong person. But I'd never planned on being single this long. Throughout my 30s, I had half-listened as New Agey friends lectured me about arranging my life - and my newly purchased home - as if Mr.
Imaginary Future Perfect were already in it. Some of it was feng shui lite: Putting my career as a writer on hold to work with animals was a dramatic leap. But when I told well-meaning friends that I was thinking about adopting two kittens from the nursery, they grew palpably alarmed: What if he has animals, too?
A recent study from the research firm Mintel found that three-fourths of Americans in their 30s have dogs and 51 percent have cats. So why did my friends think that working in a shelter and owning three cats had nudged me over the wrong side of an invisible line from "normal but unlucky in love" to "utterly undateable? The thing was, I didn't care.
I'd killed a surprisingly high percentage of my vanity the moment I began working in that nursery. Not only was I wearing heinous purple scrubs, but I was making just over minimum wage scrubbing kitten poop for 9 hours a day. Looking cute and feigning interest in tepid dates was no longer a top priority.
While my work at the nursery has been infinitely more stressful than I anticipated, it has also reminded me that pursuing the things I genuinely care about is more important to me than hiding who I am to remain "datable" for a man who may or may not show up. The girl, I mean. Might be time to switch to wearing lighter colors.
Black and dark navy are great colors and look good on most people, but cats have fur and they have a tendency to shed. You don't want to get hair all over your Armani slacks, or cat vomit on your Bruno Magli shoes. If she loves cats, then there's a good chance that the rest of her family does too. You can make extra bonus points with them if you make friends with their cat when you visit. Keep cat treats in your pocket for those times. Download Cheezburger App for Free.
These cats were not responsible for their selfish female owners. I sense a bias here. I was thinking I was an anomaly in society. Android App on Google Play. Here is one more:
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Because every day will be a Caturday. Be a crazy cat partner.
On the surface, she may appear to be more affectionate with her cat. Never, ever comment on how she spends too much money on the "fancy" cat food.
Um, how come nobody rips on dog lovers for buying the fancy kibble? I sense a bias here.